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San Jose: Caltrain fatally hits pedestrian near Blossom Hill station
A Caltrain fatally hit a pedestrian during the height of Monday evening commute hours, officials confirmed.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:34pm




Fracking: Oil company sues to overturn San Benito County fracking ban; could ...
Citadel Exploration, a Newport Beach oil company, sued San Benito County on Friday afternoon. The company is attempting to block Measure J, approved by 59 percent of San Benito County voters four months ago.

2 Mar 2015 at 5:29pm



San Jose: Firefighters extinguish 3-alarm residential garage fire in downtown
Firefighters extinguished a three-alarm residential garage fire Monday morning that sent black smoke and flames skyward.

2 Mar 2015 at 5:18pm




San Jose: Teen driver in fatal crash turns himself in to police
A 16-year-old boy has turned himself in to San Jose police in connection with a fatal collision that left one teen dead over the weekend, authorities said.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:14pm



Family of Sierra LaMar to end weekly searches after nearly three years
Nearly three years after desperate searching and hoping that missing teen Sierra LaMar would be found, the girl's family announced Monday that they would be suspending their weekly searches.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:10pm




Gilroy man wounded in possibly gang-related stabbing
A 39-year-old Gilroy man was stabbed and wounded Sunday in what police say may have been a gang-related incident.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:07pm



Silicon Valley patent and trademark office cost now triple the original estimate
With construction set to begin Friday at San Jose City Hall, officials revealed that the total cost of the project is now pegged at $18.2 million -- triple the original estimate.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:57pm




Silicon Valley no-poaching deal appears headed for approval
Federal judge seems inclined to OK in July a $415 million pact to resolve case alleging illegal hiring practices in Silicon Valley
2 Mar 2015 at 4:29pm




Biz Break: Buy up before you break up -- HP, eBay add before dividing
Today: Hewlett-Packard's enterprise unit and PayPal get shiny new toys in acquisitions ahead of corporate splits that will make the companies independent. Also: Silicon Valley gains help Nasdaq top 5,000 for first time since dot-com boom.
2 Mar 2015 at 3:52pm




Herhold: Mike Honda nods off in Congress
To quote Dave Barry, I am not making this up. By nodding off before the camera, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, a solid progressive vote and one of the nicest men in Congress, might just have handed Ro Khanna a winning issue if Khanna runs against him again in 2016.
2 Mar 2015 at 3:27pm





ABC 7


California Supreme Court rules against sex offender law
California Supreme Court has rejected a blanket ban on where sex offenders can live, essentially agreeing with the lawsuit that residency requirements make it less safe for children.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:46pm




Yahoo marks big birthday at NYSE
One of the biggest names in Silicon Valley celebrated a big birthday by ringing the bell to open the Nasdaq trading day.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:38pm




David Louie gets inside scoop on Yahoo in 1995
ABC7 News Reporter David Louie profiled founders Jerry Yang and David Filo when they were grad students at Stanford when they launched the search engine from their college dorm room.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:35pm




Minimum wage up $3 in Oakland; may impact small businesses
Oakland's minimum wage went up $3 in one day to $12.25 an hour, but many small businesses may have to raise prices in response.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:01pm




Wendi McLendon-Covey talks about hilarious high jinks on 'Repeat After Me'
If you want to see celebrities saying and doing crazy things to unsuspecting regular people, look no further. You can watch the show Tuesday nights on ABC!
2 Mar 2015 at 4:55pm




Beyond the Headlines: Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)
This year is the 26th Annual Conference with the theme, "One Life, One Legacy: Making the Most of You," happening Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Moscone Center South in San Francisco.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:46pm




Settlement expected in Silicon Valley 'no poaching' lawsuit
A five year legal battle over illegal hiring practices in Silicon Valley could come to an end Monday afternoon.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:40pm




'Famous Jameis' trademark filed
Jameis Winston, the potential No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, has filed to trademark "Famous Jameis," a nickname he was given during his impressive two-year stint at Florida State, where he won a national title and a Heisman Trophy.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:34pm



James Harden suspended 1 game
Houston Rockets star James Harden has been suspended one game for kicking LeBron James in the groin.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:13pm



Long commutes are harder on moms than dads
When it comes to parents balancing demanding careers with spending time with their children, I think eliminating the minutes and hours wasted by commuting is key.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:06pm





Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


San Jose: Firefighters extinguish 3-alarm residential garage fire in downtown
Firefighters extinguished a three-alarm residential garage fire Monday morning that sent black smoke and flames skyward.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:18pm




Google, LinkedIn and other companies propose 6 million square feet of offices...
Tech giants and developers have submitted plans for millions of square feet on the north side of Mountain View that could accommodate 30,000 workers, including a Google plan for enough space to contain 10,000 workers, and proposals for other projects by builders that include Peery Arrillaga and Sobrato Organization, according to plans made available Monday by city officials.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:14pm



Concord man pleads guilty to sex crimes against underage boys
Anthony Tafoya originally charged with more than 40 felony counts of sex crimes against underage boys, including having unprotected sex with victims knowing he was HIV-positive
2 Mar 2015 at 5:12pm




Oakland: Dori Maynard, Maynard Institute president, remembered
In her work at the Maynard Institute, Maynard visited newsrooms across the country to teach the institute's Fault Lines training, which got journalists to recognize their own biases so they could do a better job in writing stories where race, class and gender entered the narrative.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:09pm




Water agencies get a bit of good news
Thanks to February rain, state expects to be more generous with water this year compared with 2014.
2 Mar 2015 at 5:00pm




Oakland: Classmates, friends, family grieve for slain 14-year-old Davon Ellis
Davon Ellis, a student at Oakland Technical High School, was fatally shot Saturday night while walking with friends in the Fruitvale district.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:40pm




Fremont: New Irvington Tunnel latest in Hetch Hetchy water system improvements
The 3.5-mile-long Irvington Tunnel has carried most of the system's water from Sunol Valley to Fremont since 1932, staying in service without a single break since 1966.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:02pm



Oakland minimum wage law now in effect
Oakland's minimum wage hike went into effect Monday providing a significant raise to the city's lowest paid workers.The law raises the minimum hourly wage from $9 as set by the state to $12.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:01pm



New UC tech campus sought in Legislature
A new UC campus focused on science, technology, engineering and the arts is proposed under a California bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:00pm




Police identify suspect arrested in Livermore double-homicide
Police arrested a man late Sunday night, hours after two men died of gunshot wounds in the first homicide in this city since 2012, authorities said.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:00pm





Oakland Tribune



Livermore: Arrest made in double-homicide
Police arrested a man late Sunday night, hours after two men died of gunshot wounds in the first homicide in this city since 2012, authorities said.
2 Mar 2015 at 4:00pm





Livermore: Two men dead in Sunday shooting
One man transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead; the other was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
2 Mar 2015 at 6:57am





Giant ships in West Coast ports' future
West Coast ports are scrambling to deal with the "mega-ship" -- behemoths capable of carrying 19,000 containers and as long as the Empire State Building without its antenna. Billions of dollars are being spent reconfiguring ports to handle the monsters.
2 Mar 2015 at 6:04am





DMV at 100: What does next century hold?
California's Department of Motor Vehicles has navigated a century's worth of changes, from horseless carriages to electric cars. But the future holds a new set of technological and efficiency challenges for the agency.
1 Mar 2015 at 4:03pm





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