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'Stormtrooper' robs Belmont doughnut shop

Clad in a Star Wars mask, an armed robber stormed a Belmont doughnut shop early Monday morning and took cash, according to police. Authorities released video surveillance of the man who emptied the cash register while wearing a stormtrooper mask and are hoping the public can help identify him. The s

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 11:15:00

Suspect wearing Star Wars mask robs Belmont donut shop

A suspect wearing a Star Wars mask was able to get away after robbing a Belmont donut shop at gunpoint early Monday morning, police said. At 4:40 a.m. Monday, the suspect entered Chuck's Donuts at 641 Ralston Avenue and brandished a black semiautomatic handgun, demanding that a female employee hand

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER - 2017-09-19 16:30:00

Watch: Man in Star Wars character mask robs Belmont doughnut shop

BELMONT - A disturbance in the force was felt early Monday morning when a man wearing a Star Wars character mask robbed a popular Belmont doughnut shop at gunpoint. The robbery occurred around 4:40 a.m. at Chuck's Donuts on the 600 block of Ralston Avenue. A man wearing a Captain Rex mask entered th

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:51:22

New director to lead County Parks

Gervais will oversee $15 million budget, 190 miles of trail By Sara Hayden The San Mateo County Parks Department has a new director at the helm. Jonathan Gervais hails from the city of Belmont where he served as the city's director of parks and recreation. He'll assume duties for his new role in Nov

HALF MOON BAY REVIEW - 2017-09-20 16:18:00

Nanny waives preliminary hearing for drunk driving

A nanny from San Mateo arrested for drunk driving after hitting an 11-year-old boy at a Belmont elementary school in June waived her preliminary hearing and was held to answer on charges of felony drunk driving and child endangerment Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Off

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

Woman wanted for stealing from teacher's purse

Belmont police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who stole credit cards from a teacher's purse at an elementary school Thursday, Aug. 31, and then used them at stores in Santa Clara. At approximately 12:15 p.m., a woman was contacted by staff in the hallway of Central Elementar

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

PHS rescues screech owl stuck behind car dashboard

A portable inspection camera and a handy set of tools allowed officials from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA to save the life of a screech owl trapped behind the dashboard of a San Carlos woman's SUV Sunday. The woman called the PHS Sunday, Sept. 17, to report an owl was stuck in her car. PHS of

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

Angry Screech Owl Rescued From Behind SUV Dashboard

SAN CARLOS (CBS SF) - Officials with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA announced Tuesday that staff were able to successfully extract an owl that got trapped behind the dashboard of an SUV over the weekend. Staff members managed the rescue thanks to a portable inspection camera and a handy set of

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 22:20:00

Agritourism provides cash cow amid drying revenue streams

On Monday night, the San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee unanimously approved three Coastside business owners' agritourism events. Fall revelers will be able to enjoy such activities as a pony ride and petting zoo at 4-C's Pumpkin Farm and a hayride and corn maze at Repetto's Nursery an

HALF MOON BAY REVIEW - 2017-09-20 16:38:00

Coastal Commission begins crackdown against tech billionaire to open Martins Beach

In a significant move that could result in Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla being hit with tens of millions of dollars in penalties, the California Coastal Commission has begun an enforcement action against Khosla for his refusal to open Martins Beach, along the San Mateo County coast, to the

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:37:01

Coastal Commission orders Martins Beach open its gates

In another effort to pry open the gates and have the public welcomed back to Martins Beach, the California Coastal Commission is ordering the wealthy property owner to follow the law or pay up. Despite court orders as well as state and county officials urging public access be reinstated, no trespass

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 12:01:00

Man pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

A 21-year-old San Mateo man charged with 98 felony counts of child molestation and forcible sex acts on a child, among others, after he was caught allegedly molesting his 10-year-old relative earlier this month pleaded not guilty to all of his charges Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County Distr

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

Roadshow: Hefty bridge tolls irk RV owners pulling trailers

Q: After paying a scurrilous unmerited extortion toll charge to San Mateo Bridge trolls for my motorhome and tow vehicle of $20 which justifiably should have been only $10, do I remain distressed over toll scallywags without license plates failing to contribute their fair share? Much less so now I a

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-20 11:00:36

Steve Hazelton: Great memories of Preston Clark Sr.

On Sept. 3rd of this year I read the obituary of Preston Clark Sr., in the Times-Herald, and found that he and I shared the same ideas of life. A couple things in the story made me look back on my lifeline that I have questions about. My first experience of working with men of color, at 18, was at

VALLEJO TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Islamic State backers find ephemeral platform in Instagram

FILE _ In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo, a journalist makes a video of the Instagram logo using the new video feature at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Islamic State supporters have found an ephemeral platform to share propaganda on Instagram, using the service's "stories" fe

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:44:00

Tin Pot Creamery now scooping in San Mateo

Sunseri launched her venture in 2013 at Palo Alto's Town & Country Center, then added a downtown Los Altos shop and one this year in the Pruneyard in Campbell. (Good news for fans of that Pruneyard shop: The construction barriers there should be down by the end of September.) A former Facebook pastr

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:56:19

Police calls: Breaking and entering, or just entering, via sliding glass door

These reports are from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. Police received the reports on the dates shown. -- MENLO PARK Residential burglaries: After prying open a sliding

THE ALMANAC ONLINE - 2017-09-20 14:46:00

Tech Investor Ellen Pao's Memoir Sheds Light On Silicon Valley Sexism

MENLO PARK (KPIX 5) - Tech investor Ellen Pao has released a new memoir. After rocking the tech industry in 2015 with her trial on gender discrimination. The new book not only covers her lawsuit, but it takes a closer look at racism. It has been 2 and a half years since Pao lost the lawsuit against

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 01:58:00

Longtime Coastsider Jimenez serves in new role

Joaquin Jimenez scrawled the Spanish word "yo" on a page and topped it off with a doodle of a crown - something he sketched in high school in Half Moon Bay. "Yo, king," he said. Joaquin. It was a play on words with his name. "I'm a king." Since then it's become a reminder of what he calls "the conce

HALF MOON BAY REVIEW - 2017-09-20 16:19:00

California Coastal Commission Orders Martins Beach Reopened

California's coastal regulator is threatening to fine a billionaire investor millions of dollars for ignoring a court order to open a popular beach to the public. A San Francisco appeals court ruled in August that venture capitalist Vinod Khosla broke state law when he blocked the public from Martin

NBC BAY AREA - 2017-09-20 01:23:06