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April 07, 2004

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Publication Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2004

News Briefs News Briefs (April 07, 2004)

Motorcyclist killed on Skyline Drive

Henry Frisbie, a motorcyclist from Half Moon Bay, died Saturday morning on Highway 35 near the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve after colliding with a car.

The driver of the vehicle, Ishii Kazuhiro, a 30-year-old Japanese student at U.C. Berkeley, is being held in the San Mateo County jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter. He was driving on the wrong side of the road according to several witnesses, said the Highway Patrol. Bail was set at $100,000, a jail official said.

While traveling north in the northbound lane, Mr. Frisbie, 48, was thrown from his late-model Ducati motorcycle as he braked and tried to avoid a collision with a southbound 2003 Ford Focus being driven by Mr. Kazuhiro, said the Highway Patrol.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Water line repairs may slow traffic

Traffic along parts of Alpine Road may be slowed between April 7 and April 14 as emergency repairs are made to a water line that crosses the road near the intersections of Piers and Ansel lanes just east of Interstate 280.

Drivers could encounter road crews, partial lane closures and detours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to a utilities department statement from Stanford University.

This project is not related to the reconstruction of the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Santa Cruz Avenue, which is scheduled to begin later this month.

Power loss

About 3,800 residents of Menlo Park, Ladera, and Sharon Heights awoke without power Monday morning. The outage, which began around 6 a.m. and lasted until around 10 a.m., left many without their morning coffee, as many businesses had to close due to the power loss. The cause has not yet been determined, said PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith.

Two arrests in BB gun damage to car windows

Domingo Rocha-Macias, 22, and Sergio Anibal-Valles-Marquin, 21, both of Redwood City, were arrested by San Carlos police April 2 in connection with about 350 incidents involving the shooting of vehicle windows with a BB gun, police said.

For about a month starting March 5, a Daisy brand BB gun was used to shoot out side or back windows of vehicles in Menlo Park and other towns in the county, police said.

Bail was set at $150,000 for each suspect. An un-named juvenile is also being questioned. A weapon was recovered along with 15 carbon dioxide cartridges and a large box of BB pellets, police said.

-- Bay City News Service

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