Monthly Archives: April 2017

CHP Officers shot and killed armed suspect on Northound US101 at SR 92.

Advisory: UPDATED Media Release – CHP Officers involved in Fatal Shooting of Suspect resulting in Traffic Shut Down – Additional Details

Dear Michael Stogner,

MEDIA AND COMMUNITY UPDATE – Saturday, April 29 – 1pm

San Mateo Police Department

Investigators from all three agencies worked through the night to thoroughly process the scene, obtain multiple statements, and sort through much additional evidence and investigative information. We are able to provide the following additional information, which is all that is available at this time:

RECAP

Just after 5:30pm, CHP Officers encountered an armed adult male suspect on northbound US101 at SR92. Three officers fired at the suspect, fatally wounding him. None of the officers were injured. San Mateo Police Department assisted by investigating the suspect’s criminal actions leading up to the shooting, and the San Mateo County DA’s Office responded to investigate the legality of the officers actions. CHP was on scene and handled the administrative investigation of their officers’ response. All three investigations are being conducted independently, but are occurring simultaneously.

The immense and complex ensuing crime scene and investigation left no option but to close down this portion of US101, for the safety of investigators and motorists. The hours-long crime scene investigation involved numerous pieces of evidence scattered over a wide swath of US101. The scene was meticulously documented by expert personnel in order to provide a clear three-dimensional picture to all three investigating agencies. This created significant traffic impacts until the reopening of US101 just before 1am Saturday morning.

UPDATE

Based on the investigation to date, including original reports to CHP and independent witness information, it is clear that this incident was originally reported as a traffic collision, and updated to include reports of one of the involved parties being armed.

CHP Officers arrived to find the suspect brandishing a firearm (handgun). Independent witnesses confirm CHP Officers made significant efforts to de-escalate the suspects behavior, order him to drop the firearm, and attempt to negotiate with the suspect. These significant efforts were unsuccessful, and CHP Officers, faced with immediate safety concerns for themselves, witnesses at the scene, and heavy vehicular traffic at rush hour, fired at the suspect, fatally wounding him.

It should be noted that CHP Officers at the scene and responding SMPD Officers immediately made efforts to render first aid to the suspect following the shooting, as fire and medics raced to the scene.

Investigation determined that CHP interrupted the suspect as he was in the process of an armed carjacking of the vehicle and driver involved in the original reported collision. The victim (second vehicle driver) is a 55 year-old woman from the east bay. She was uninjured beyond a complaint of pain from the vehicle collision.

The identity of the suspect in this case is still unavailable, as the Coroner’s Office continues to complete their investigation and notification process.

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SMC Open House by MTC & ABAG Meeting May 4, 2017

San Mateo County Open House Sequoia High School

Multi-Purpose Room

1201 Brewster Avenue

Redwood City

Thursday, May 4

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

San Mateo Daily Journal Article

MTC

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Where does a Senior apply for San Mateo County’s affordable Housing?

According to the Yes on K. Neighbors for Affordability and Quality of Life with major funding by Seton Medical Center and MidPen Housing Corp. FPPC#1387689 flyer.

County of San Mateo Measure K

To ensure San Mateo County Quality of life by retaining/improving critical facilities/services such as: Providing affordable homes for Seniors.

Where do Seniors apply? Not online on the County’s website, Why?

Do you just have to be a Senior?

Who is the contact person responsible for the applications? What is the qualification process?

I asked Supervisor Dave Pine these questions, He referred me to Michelle Durand Chief Spokesperson for San Mateo County, she answered

“The County does not have a waiting list for affordable housing.”

Here is a list of hoops to jump through.

Affordable Senior Housing

How to Find Affordable Senior Housing in San Mateo County

You may be eligible for affordable senior housing if you are at least 62 years old (or almost 62), can live independently, and are on a fixed income or have an annual income that is no more than 80% of the current Area Median Income.

1) Get a Complete List of Affordable Senior Housing

Find the list of “Affordable Rental Housing” from the Department of Housing (DOH) and look for developments that are listed as senior housing. 

2) Expect to Join Waiting Lists

Because there is not enough affordable housing for all the seniors in the County, you may need to join waiting lists instead of finding housing immediately. You may join as many waiting lists as you want, however, the more lists you join, the higher the chance that you will find something sooner rather than later. 

3) Make Lots of Phone Calls
  1. Using the list of affordable housing in the County, call the contacts (usually the property manager) for senior housing developments that you are interested in to find out about their eligibility requirements and waiting lists. 
  2. Call affordable housing developers who have senior developments in San Mateo County. Ask them if they have any open waiting lists at their existing properties; ask if they are building any new projects that will be accepting applications in the future; also ask about joining their “keep informed” list for future projects. 
  3. Call city housing staff to ask if they know of any new senior developments in their city that might be accepting applications in the future; also ask if it is possible to be put on a “keep informed” list for future projects. 
4) Consider other Options
  • ƒHousing Authority Programs – The Department of Housing home page (www.smchousing.org) contains the most up to date information.  Visit often to find out waiting list information or other housing opportunities. 
  • Shared Housing – One of the programs funded by DOH is a home-sharing program through HIP Housing that matches home providers that have an extra room or a separate unit available to a home seeker who is looking for a place to live. Click here for more information on the home sharing program.  

Waiting List Closed

San Mateo County Website

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San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Mckowan charged with 2 counts of Dishonesty. Not the first time

The State Bar of California has charged her with 2 counts of Dishonesty

Update: Yesterday May 15, 2017 3:00PM was first Settlement Conference next Settlement Conference is set for June 5, 2017

Trial Dates are July 5,6 & 7, 2017

Melissa McKowan Disciplined first time

Charges

State Bar of California

State Bar Calendar Website

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Media Blackout of DDA Melissa McKowan’s State Bar Court Case.

April 17, 2017 There was a Court Hearing in San Francisco at the State Bar Court.

All print media in San Mateo County was notified in advance. None produced a story and none attended the Court Hearing. I know this because I was there. One other note the Almanac and the Half Moon Bay Review would not allow me to post a thread about this on their websites, this subject is off limits for some reason.

Almanac Article March 15, 2013

State Bar of California vs. Melissa Mckowan

Michael Stogner Video

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Should San Mateo County continue doing Internal Investigations? McKowan & Lopez cases.

In 2012 DDA Melissa McKowan was suspended without pay (24 Hours) for being Dishonest. This is a person that Prosecutes People and Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti know she lies. The suspension which Steve Wagstaffe said was appropriate didn’t stop her dishonest behavior. Within 60 days of this suspension she did it again. She was in San Francisco this week at the State Bar Court for more charges of Dishonesty.

San Mateo County residents should know that all seven Print Newspapers that serve you were notified in advance of this court date. None chose to print a story about a Prosecutor being charged with dishonesty. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sends stories of interest to reporters every day and has for years, this did not make his list either.

State Bar of California vs. Melissa KcKowan

Melissa Mckowan’s Response

Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P.Lopez was suspended for 200 hours later reduced to 150 he appealed and lost. The Investigating against him was conducted by a dishonest SMC Sgt. The Board of Supervisors have been notified of this information and they fail to act.

Deputy Juan P. Lopez SMDJ article

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Atherton has a new Police Chief Steven D. McCulley

It was announced today he is expected to start next month, Best of luck to him and Atherton.

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