"A 69-year-old in great health, Sachs-Williams died in a fluke accident while traveling with her husband on vacation in Costa Rica. On a walk up some steps, she tripped on a tree root and fell down into a pool of stagnant water. She was released from the hospital, but her condition continued to worsen. It was later revealed that she contracted a bacterial infection in the water. Within a day, she was taken to another hospital and her body was shutting down. Hearing the news, her daughter flew out to Costa Rica to see her mother one last time before she died."
We had the bizarre experience of being blitzed by a drone on Saturday afternoon (May 18) while we sat on the deck at Taco Bell, Linda Mar Beach. We were there between 3 and 4:30 p.m. and were really surprised, especially when its "eye" kept swiveling in the direction of everyone on the deck (perhaps because a pretty young blonde woman kept on giving it a middle-finger salute). It seemed too large (about the size of a seagull with its wings outspread) and too expensive to be a hobbyist's, but someone was having fun. It wasn't us.
A friend says he got a speeding ticket
on Fassler Avenue from a Burlingame motorcycle cop. This traffic stop was part
of the countywide Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), a mutual-aid
effort to target speeders, red-light runners, distracted or reckless drivers,
and other traffic offenders. In STEP, officers from other communities help our local
law enforcement keep our streets safer. Given the way some people in
this town drive, we have to say we are happy to get outside help for
our traffic cops. Pacifica Police Chief Jim Tasa tells us: “The mission of the program is to increase traffic safety on the
Peninsula in problem areas and intersections through saturated enforcement
utilizing the combined resources of all agencies participating in the program. Participating officers are detailed to problem locations in San
Mateo County based on collision data, community complaints and expert law
enforcement opinion. The expectation is that this collaborative monthly program
will yield cities immediate and tangible solutions to traffic issues and make
San Mateo County safer for motorists and pedestrians.”