The body discovered under the San Pedro Creek bridge at Highway 1 in Pacifica on August 26 has been identified as that of 53-year-old transient Luke Woods. His death is deemed "not suspicious" — i.e., no other person involved — which has no bearing on the cause of death, natural or otherwise (e.g., drug overdose).
On August 31, the family of 74-year-old pedestrian Vicente Marquez, who was killed last September by a CHP vehicle while trying to cross Highway 1 to retrieve his parked car at Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, has filed a $25 million wrongful-death lawsuit alleging inadequate safety measures for pedestrians at that location. (Case #18CIV04569). Defendants include the City of Half Moon Bay, the State of California, CHP, Caltrans, and Sam's Chowder House owners.
A 38-year-old Patterson, Calif., man and a 35-year-old Palo Alto man were cited on August 21 for allegedly poaching crabs at Pomponio State Beach. Deputies reportedly found the pair in the water at around 2 a.m. and authorities say they were packing the live crabs into backpacks. Eighty-seven live crabs were recovered and released back into the ocean.
Joseph Michael Surick, 32, Moss Beach, has been convicted on charges that he crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Highway 92 near Hilltop Mobile Home Park on April 2, allegedly while under the influence of alcohol. Read the news story at the SENTENCING link above for details.
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