Crews planned to search by sea and air through the night Monday as they ramped up efforts to find a husband, wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls saying their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast.
A 43-year-old father is set to stand trial on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and took them away on a stolen yacht.
Commercial crab fishermen are gearing up for Thursday’s opening of crab season, with vessels large and small starting to assemble pots at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay and along the Bay Area coast to catch Dungeness crabs.
The opening of the big-wave surfing contest at Mavericks near Half Moon Bay is scheduled for Nov. 9, surfer and organizer Jeff Clark said.
A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.
A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.
Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.
A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.
The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.
A yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.