Person found dead in burning car early this morning

By Khalida Sarwari A person was found dead in a BMW that crashed and caught on fire in Mountain View early this morning, according to police. Officers found the victim, who has not yet been identified, shortly before 1 a.m. in a 2007 BMW on eastbound Central Expressway just east of Bernardo Avenue, according to police. The victim was found inside the car after the fire was extinguished. Investigators believe the BMW caught on fire Read More …

Bay Area creative robotics program empowers children through invention

By Khalida Sarwari Every Thursday after the final bell rings at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, one classroom transforms into a lab where students as young as 8 huddle over laptops programming and designing robots that roam underneath a maze of tables and chairs. There are robots roaming the surface of elementary and middle school classrooms in a number of cities across the San Francisco Peninsula, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and San Carlos. Mars Read More …

CHP investigates fatal crash on Hwy 101 near Bradley Friday afternoon

By Khalida Sarwari Authorities on Friday afternoon responded to a fatal two-car crash on southbound U.S. Highway 101 south of Bradley in Monterey County, according to Cal Fire. The collision occurred at about 12:30 p.m. near the Bradley rest area, Cal Fire officials said. Two vans carrying 10 passengers each collided, causing one of the vans to roll and eject two passengers, Cal Fire officials said. Two victims were airlifted and two others were taken Read More …

Family loses home in early morning fire while on vacation in China

By Khalida Sarwari A family of four vacationing in China lost their home in an early morning fire in Sunnyvale this morning. At about 1 a.m., a neighbor reported a fire at a single-family Eichler-style home in the 700 block of Duncardine Way, said Capt. Jeff Plecque, of the Sunnyvale Public Safety Department. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames, Plecque said. There was concern that the residents were inside the home, because Read More …

“Fugitive Watch” celebrates 20-year anniversary

By Khalida Sarwari The South Bay law enforcement community gathered in San Jose today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Fugitive Watch,” and ask for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in cold case investigations in Hayward, Menlo Park, and San Jose. Bay Area-based “Fugitive Watch” was founded in 1992 by retired San Jose police Officers Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita as a crime-fighting tool to nab wanted suspects. Since then, the organization has Read More …