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LAWSUIT OVER PEDESTRIAN DEATH @ SAM'S CHOWDER HOUSE

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.

Alan Wald


POLICE PINCH POMPONIO POACHERS

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.