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. A briefcase containing a passportwas stolen from a vehicle at a hotel onGateway Boulevard before 9:22 a.m. onSunday,Dec. 16.
. Six purses and Christmas gifts werestolen from a vehicle on Olive Avenue before3:13 a.m. on Sunday,Dec. 16.
. A person was arrested for driving whileintoxicated on Westborough and Gellert boule-vards before 11:34 p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 15.
. Two men threatened a hotel barmanager on Gateway Boulevard before 10:48p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 15.
. Three men were in a ﬁght outside aliquor store on Hickey Boulevard before 6:34p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 15.
. Two vehicles were broken into inthe basement parking lot of a hotel on SouthAirport Boulevard before 12:54 p.m. onSaturday,Dec. 15.
. A vehicle was broken into and abackpack was stolen on Woods Circle before9:04 a.m. on Friday,Dec. 14.
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. A man was arrested for driving whileintoxicated on the ﬁrst block of North CabrilloHighway before 1:58 a.m. on Saturday,Dec.15.
Lying to a police officer.
Five juvenilesinvolved in a collision falsiﬁed information tothe police on the 100 block of Cypress PointRoad before 7:30 p.m. on Friday,Dec. 14.
. A car stolen out of SanJose was found abandoned in a shopping cen-ter parking lot on the ﬁrst block of NorthCabrillo Highway before 12:20 a.m. on Friday,Dec. 14.
Juveniles having a loud party were seenurinating outside on Taft Street inRedwood City before 10:53 p.m. onSaturday,Dec. 15.
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A family in San Mateo’s Shoreview neigh-borhood has been ordered to vacate theirhome as the city is seeking the court to declarethe property on Lindbergh Street a “continu-ing public nuisance.”The city ﬁled a complaint in Superior Courtagainst Patricia Barnes and Mark andKimberly Klaiber Dec. 20 after the familyfailed for years to clean up the property andbring it up to code.Mark Klaiber has even lived in a tent in thefront yard of the home to protect his property,he told the city.The family received its first abatementnotice for code problems way back in 1995 forthe Lindbergh property,according to the com-plaint.The Klaibers were issued a building permitin 2001 to construct a ﬁrst-ﬂoor reduction anda second-ﬂoor addition on the home but thosepermits have been open for more than 10years and a city building inspector determinedthe work should have taken no more than twoyears to complete,according to the claim.Neighbors complained to the city for yearsabout the property since there was constantdebris and construction maintained on theproperty,according to the complaint. Thefamily was asked to give the city a detailedtimeline in 2006 for when the project wouldbe complete and threatened to ﬁle a lawsuitagainst the family to have it comply with thecity’s municipal code. The family said at thetime the work would be completed in 190days,but it never was.Some of the most recent code enforcementviolations the family were hit with include useof the property as a dumping ground; haz-ardous or unsanitary premises,debris,junk,garbage and vegetation accumulations on theproperty; ﬁre hazard,excessive accumulationof storage,junk and/or debris on the property;inadequate exits,excessive accumulation of storage,junk creating potential safe egresshazard; and storage in public view,junk,debris,construction materials stored in publicview.Barnes is Kimberly Klaiber’s mother andthe family had a young child living on theproperty,according to the complaint.The city red-tagged the home in May andordered the family to vacate and make theneeded repairs.The violations were found to be immediate-ly dangerous,according to the complaint.An inspection of the home in April revealedsheetrock missing throughout,unsafe electri-cal wiring,debris and combustibles piled upexcessively and blocking exits,no handrailson the stairwell and holes in the stair landingswith unﬁnished work,according to the com-plaint.A nonproﬁt agency,Rebuilding Together,even had a slew of volunteers come to theproperty in August to help clean up the prop-erty but were told by the Klaibers inSeptember that their assistance was no longerdesired,according to the complaint.The city,depending on court action,mayactually hire a contractor to perform the need-ed repairs to the home and clean up the yard atthe family’s expense.A hearing on the preliminary injunction isscheduled for Feb. 14.Neither the Klaibers nor Barnes could bereached for comment.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email:email@example.com or by phone:(650) 344-5200 ext. 106.
City sues family for excessive code violations