San Mateo County

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Dog Walker’s Constitutional Rights Violated When Park Ranger Tasers Him

A federal judge ruled on Thursday against a National Park Service ranger who used a stun gun on a man for being uncooperative about his off-leash dog in an unincorporated San Mateo Park.

10/10/2014

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Menlo Park Fire District Considers Using Firefighting Drone

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is considering purchasing a $2,000 quadcopter drone to help fight fires.

10/07/2014

Surfrider Foundation attorney Mark Massara gets ready to hit the surf again at Martin’s Beach near Half Moon Bay on September 25, 2014. (Anna Duckworth/CBS SF)

Surfers, Beachgoers Celebrate Reopening Of Martin’s Beach Near Half Moon Bay

This comes a day after a ruling that venture capitalist Vinod Khosla can’t close off access to the beach near Half Moon Bay.

09/25/2014

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Missing Assault Rifles Lead Feds To End Surplus Weapons Giveaways To San Mateo, Napa County Sheriff’s Offices

The delivery of mine-resistant vehicles to local law enforcement agencies last month generated outcry about the ills of militarizing police agencies in the United States. Those cries could grow louder now that some of the other weapons in that program are unaccounted for.

09/12/2014

Red tail boa constrictor found in Pescadero

Reptile Rescue Group Seeks New Home For 7-Foot Burmese Python Found In Pescadero

A snake found under a car outside a school in Pescadero has been taken in by a reptile rescue organization that will try to find it a long-term home, according to the Peninsula Humane Society.

09/10/2014

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DNA Test Reveals Mountain Lion That Attacked Boy Near Cupertino Is Male

Test results reveal the mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy near Cupertino Sunday is a male.

09/10/2014

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Family Of 18-Year-Old Woman Shot & Killed By San Mateo Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Files Lawsuit

The family of an 18-year-old woman, shot and killed by a San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy in June, filed a federal lawsuit against the department on Tuesday.

09/09/2014

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Peninsula Woman Pleads No Contest To Setting Ex-Boyfriend’s Bed On Fire While He Was Sleeping

A 20-year-old woman pleaded no contest Monday to setting her ex-boyfriend’s bed on fire while he was sleeping in 2012.

09/09/2014

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Spotted With Cubs In Wunderlich County Park Near Woodside

A mountain lion and three cubs were reportedly spotted near Woodside Tuesday morning, days after a young boy was attacked in San Mateo County.

09/09/2014

Red tail boa constrictor found in Pescadero

7-Foot-Long Burmese Python Found Under Car Near Pescadero School

Authorities are investigating how a 7-foot-long Burmese python ended up under a car parked outside of a school in Pescadero on Friday afternoon.

09/08/2014

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