San Mateo County

(Holly Quan/CBS)

6-Alarm Grass Fire In Pacifica Contained, Roads Reopen

Roads have reopened and a Pacifica neighborhood is getting back to normal after a six-alarm vegetation fire forced the evacuation of about 80 homes early Monday morning, fire officials said.

01/26/2015

(CBS SF)

San Mateo Police Officer Runs Over 2 Loose Pit Bulls After Dogs Attacked Several People

San Mateo police say one of their officers was forced to run-down two large pit bull dogs with his patrol car Wednesday morning after the animals attacked three people and threatened at least four others.

01/21/2015

Pedestrians walk near the entrance to Disneyland Resort on February 19, 2009 in Anaheim.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Measles Cases Grow To 59; Mostly Disney-Related, Some In Bay Area Counties

California public health officials say that if you haven’t gotten your measles shot, you should avoid Disneyland. Cases of the disease statewide has reached 59, but they aren’t all Disney related.

01/21/2015

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Can Yoga Turn Around East Palo Alto Schools’ Drop-Out Rate?

A school district in a low-income area of East Palo Alto is hoping to lower dropout rates by launching a health and wellness program that includes yoga.

01/21/2015

A bottle of influenza vaccine is seen in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy on January 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 2013-2014 influenza season is starting to take off in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Sees Spike In Flu Cases, 4 Deaths Reported

Cases of influenza are on the rise, and the California Department of Public Health announced that there have been four flu-related deaths in the Bay Area.

01/16/2015

WifiHiRes2

Free WiFi Network Service In East Palo Alto Shutting Down; Cites Declining Users

A non-profit is pulling the plug on a free public WiFi network originally designed to help bridge the digital divide in Silicon Valley. As KCBS’s Matt Bigler reports the network’s monthly users have been falling off in recent years.

01/15/2015

(Chris Enright/Wikimedia Commons)

Caltrain’s Switch From Diesel Fuel To Electrification Will Cause ‘Significant’ Backups For Drivers; Report Shows

Drivers on the Peninsula may soon be waiting even longer at some train crossings, according to a new report on Caltrain’s switch to electrification.

01/08/2015

CHP Patrol Car

CHP Officer Injured After Vehicle ‘T-Boned’ In Redwood City

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured Tuesday morning in a vehicle collision Redwood City.

01/06/2015

VTA light rail

Cheaper Gas Prices Not Deterring Bay Area Commuters From Using Mass Transit

Drivers are not the only ones excited about cheaper gas prices; transit agencies are also saving money on diesel fuel. But public transit ridership remains high despite the low fuel costs.

01/06/2015

(AP)

San Mateo Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Not Guilty In Conspiracy Trial

A San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputy accused of conspiring with corrections officers and a known gang member to smuggle cellphones and drugs into a county jail pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

12/17/2014

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