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Jury awards record $111 million to trailer park residents
The money would be quite a windfall for the 61 tenants, many of whom live on limited incomes and say they cannot sell their mobile homes because the San Jose park has such a bad reputation for being poorly maintained.
20 Apr 2014 at 8:15pm




Menlo Park: Bay Area jazz lover, expert Herb Wong dies
Herb Wong fell in love with jazz by accident and went on to become an influential jazz journalist, historian and producer in the Bay Area. He died on Easter Sunday.
20 Apr 2014 at 6:55pm



Brother to run in honor of Boston Marathon bombing survivor
When the second bomb went off last year at the Boston Marathon, it took most of Adrianne Haslet-Davis' left foot with it. Her husband, Air Force Maj. Adam Davis also suffered shrapnel wounds from the blast. When a record field of 36,000 runners sets off Monday in the first renewal of the marathon since the bombing, David and Timothy Haslet will be running for their sister.
20 Apr 2014 at 5:39pm



Missed the Obamacare deadline? Short-term plans are better than nothing
Insurance industry and health care experts say the Affordable Care Act won’t allow you to get comprehensive health coverage again until Jan. 1. But if you’re worried about an unexpected medical problem before then, there is a last resort: short-term health insurance.
20 Apr 2014 at 5:38pm



'Tentacles' exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium will suck you in
The exhibit features the world’s largest display of cephalopods, a marine invertebrate family that includes the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus.
20 Apr 2014 at 5:04pm




Easter bonnets, crowns and hats on parade in churches on Sunday
In San Jose, East Palo Alto and Palo Alto, the display of hats in churches on Sunday — the day Christians celebrate as the resurrection of Jesus Christ — harkened back to the time when Easter also announced the arrival of spring fashions.
20 Apr 2014 at 4:24pm




Pizarro: Rotary PlayGarden breaks ground at San Jose's Guadalupe River Park
More than 150 people gathered this week to celebrate the Rotary PlayGarden, a $6 million project at the Guadalupe River Park designed to be a play area accessible for special-needs kids.
20 Apr 2014 at 9:20am



Misdiagnosed Bipolar: One girl's struggle through psych wards before Stanford...
One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical sixth-grader, the next her mother says 'she was psychotic and mentally retarded.' It took 10 months misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder before two Stanford doctors determined she had a misunderstood and little-known condition called PANS that was likely caused by some kind of infection that sent her immune system attacking her brain.
19 Apr 2014 at 7:13pm




San Francisco: Police officer injured in crash with robbery suspects
Police say an officer was injured after his patrol car collided with a car linked to armed robbery suspects in the city's Richmond district Saturday.
19 Apr 2014 at 7:09pm



Internal Affairs: Battle continues between police union, councilwoman
This just in -- San Jose's police officer union and Councilwoman Rose Herrera are still duking it out.
19 Apr 2014 at 6:26pm





KGO-TV: Peninsula


Man identified in fatal boating accident near Redwood City
A man killed Wednesday night in a boating accident near Redwood City has been identified as a 39-year-old from Burlingame.
17 Apr 2014 at 11:56pm




Humane Society working to get baby owls back in tree
Workers with the Peninsula Humane Society will be out Thursday evening, trying to put a group of baby owls back in their nest.
17 Apr 2014 at 7:36pm



Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay reopens after injury crash
State Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay has reopened after a major injury crash blocked both directions of traffic Sunday afternoon.
20 Apr 2014 at 3:23pm



Medical team helps to save life of Campbell boy
A medical team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford helped to save the life of a boy from Campbell.
17 Apr 2014 at 10:50am



Martinez parents struggle to stay at baby son's side
Parents Nichols and Gina Dimercurio, from Martinez, are struggling to stay at their son's side while he goes through heart surgeries.
16 Apr 2014 at 6:27pm



Coroner identifies Redwood City man struck, killed by car
The San Mateo County coroner's office has identified a 62-year-old man struck and killed by a vehicle in Redwood City.
14 Apr 2014 at 12:14pm



1 dead, 2 injured in Redwood City boating accident
Members of a Peninsula yacht club say a night of sailing ended in tragedy when a yacht's mast snapped, killing a sailor onboard.
16 Apr 2014 at 11:33pm



Bay Area weather forecast for Monday
20 Apr 2014 at 8:43pm



Coast Guard: Mystery boat near Pescadero used for drug smuggling
The Coast Guard says a mystery boat reported Monday near Pescadero is now believed to have been used for drug smuggling.
15 Apr 2014 at 11:47am



San Carlos student to play at Carnegie Hall
Dante Billeci is a saxophone player at Tierra Linda Middle School in San Carlos who has been invited to play at Carnegie Hall.
15 Apr 2014 at 12:01am




Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Brentwood students melding art and technology
Heritage High School teacher is introducing teens to digital art, where the viewer needs a smartphone to fully appreciate a piece of work.
20 Apr 2014 at 4:45pm





Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm
Report finds that city risks insolvency if it fails to do more to address rising pension costs.
20 Apr 2014 at 8:49am





Oakland a welcome haven to city bees
Backyards and roofs are being turned into urban havens for the honeybee and its native cousin.
20 Apr 2014 at 8:10am





How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classr...
East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was supposed to fix.
20 Apr 2014 at 5:53am




San Jose State racial bias fixes have long, unfulfilled history
San Jose State task force expects action on its new plan to combat racial bias and hate crimes but has concerns about previous plans, studies that were ignored
19 Apr 2014 at 4:59pm



Concord: Former Woodside principal won't face charges in molestation-by-teach...
Contra Costa prosecutors announced former Woodside Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sachs will not be charged with failing to report child abuse for her handling of teacher Joseph Martin from 2004 to 2006.
19 Apr 2014 at 11:25am




Embattled Richmond housing authority funded extensive training trips for volu...
While beset by mounting debt, poor service and low performance grades from federal officials, the Richmond's public housing agency funded a series of trips sending volunteer advisers to conferences to receive training, costs amounting to $79,315 from mid-2008 to 2011.
18 Apr 2014 at 9:32pm





Chevron's plan to modernization Richmond refinery draws criticism
More than 60 people addressed the city's Planning Commission on Thursday, with most saying the environmental report describing Chevron Corp.'s proposed $1 billion modernization of its local refinery does too little to reduce pollutants and ensure safety.
18 Apr 2014 at 9:22pm





California drought: March rains mean small increase in water supply, but not ...
California's drought-stricken farms and cities were told they would get slightly more water from the State Water Project than expected, but water shortages persist and the basic picture has not changed.
18 Apr 2014 at 8:56pm




Khanna and Honda: A choice between future and past
The shorthand of contrast between Ro Khanna and Mike Honda in their congressional primary is that Khanna wants to debate and Honda does not. To insiders, that makes sense.
18 Apr 2014 at 8:50pm




Oakland Tribune



Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm
Report finds that city risks insolvency if it fails to do more to address rising pension costs.
20 Apr 2014 at 8:49am





Oakland: Group teaches life lessons, much more through golf
First Tee of Oakland brings children from schools across the city for after-school programming at various golf courses, where volunteer and paid coaches teach them to golf integrated with lesson plans that develop values such as honesty, sportsmanship and perseverance.
19 Apr 2014 at 5:27am





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