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San Jose Mercury News


Sunnyvale: WWII vet re-enacts parachute jump that almost killed him 70 years ago
Thomas Boyd, of Sunnyvale, went sky diving to commemorate the terrifying ordeal when the handle of his ripcord broke off in 1944 and he limped under cover of night to safety. It was important, he said, to bring closure to the nightmares that haunted him for years.
21 Dec 2014 at 6:59pm




Stanford 'lizard brains' create gecko-like paws that allow humans to scale gl...
A team of mechanical engineers has used the same scientific principles employed by the sticky feet of geckos to create a superhero climbing device. With patents pending, they are poised to wrap their sticky fingers around some hard cash.
21 Dec 2014 at 4:29pm




San Jose: Overwhelmed pumps led to Alviso flooding; residents say it's a 'wak...
Recent rains gave residents in San Jose's bay-side community of Alviso an all-too-real reminder that if not for the levees and pumps they'd be underwater, and while officials say help is on the way for the low-lying land, some are skeptical and say it's been long in coming.

21 Dec 2014 at 12:53pm




Storms expose rare fossils on Pacific Coast beaches
The storms that struck California this month have led to the discovery of fossils on beaches and mountains along the Pacific Coast that date back anywhere from 5,000 to 10 million years, according to a news report.
21 Dec 2014 at 10:07am



Santa Cruz mom gets Christmas surprise from employer
Christmas came early for Bredette Dyer.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:51am




Pilot walks away from small plane that flipped on takeoff at Marin Airport
A pilot escaped serious injury when his small plane flipped on takeoff Saturday at the private San Rafael Airport.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:37am




Marin Ebola volunteer returns home, placed under quarantine for 21 days
After six weeks serving as a volunteer treating Ebola patients in Liberia, Davis Perkins relaxed Friday on his living room couch in San Rafael.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:21am




Several hurt in limousine crash near Golden Gate Bridge
Several people were taken to the hospital when a limousine traveling downhill from the Marin Headlands on Saturday afternoon crashed into two southbound cars on Highway 101 just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the California Highway Patrol reported.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:20am




Leave it to beavers: California joins other states in embracing the rodent
Californians are crossing their fingers for more rain after three punishing years of drought have left streams, rivers and wetland parched.
One animal has the potential to restore these dry landscapes.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:19am




Internal Affairs: Canal photos have Redwood City officials backtracking -- sl...
The flooding of two Redwood City mobile home parks was a PR debacle for city officials, who initially declined Dec.
21 Dec 2014 at 7:50am





ABC 7


Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars
NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere.
16 Dec 2014 at 4:11pm




Seahawks accumulate franchise-record 596 yards of offense in rout
The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:53pm



Weather forecast for Monday
Monday will be mainly sunny and mild with highs in the low to upper 60s throughout the Bay Area.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:42pm




Couple welcomes identical triplet boys
A west suburban couple is celebrating their new family additions, three of them in the form of identical triplets.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:42pm




Bay Area braces for flooding from king tides
Just days after flooding from storms caused chaos in parts of the North Bay, high tides are back and are already causing problems in parts of the Bay Area.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:38pm




Stephen Ross: Philbin coming back
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said after Sunday's 37-35 win against the Minnesota Vikings that coach Joe Philbin will return for a fourth season.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:07pm



Falcons eliminate Saints from postseason hunt, stay alive in NFC South
Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:57pm



Dion Waiters steps up in fourth as hot-shooting Cavaliers down Grizzlies
LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers handled one of the West's best teams, beating the Grizzlies 105-91 on Sunday.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:47pm



Tony Romo puts on show as Cowboys rock Colts, seal playoff berth
Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:41pm



Cowboys make case for Romo MVP
After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:21pm




Contra Costa Times: Bay & State



Anonymous Santa's Secret Service has been helping Bay Area needy for 55 years
The all-volunteer organization aims to lift spirits and make the holiday season just a little jollier for thousands of poor and often neglected area residents.
21 Dec 2014 at 7:23pm




Holiday gift cards: Debating the merits
Recipients can get exactly what they want, but some see the emotional value as lacking.
21 Dec 2014 at 3:52pm




Oakland: Protesters tear down fences at plazas slated for renovation
Calling the action a "liberation" of public space, the West Oakland areas have been longtime haunts for local residents and the homeless and the subject of complaints by residents upset over drug use and public intoxication.
21 Dec 2014 at 3:49pm




Campolindo wins state football championship with amazing comeback
Campolindo Cougars win CIF Division III state bowl championship, rallying to beat El Capitan
21 Dec 2014 at 1:46pm




De La Salle beats Centennial in record-setting state bowl game
In state Open Division title game, De La Salle wins 63-42 in record for combined points in a CIF bowl game
21 Dec 2014 at 12:13pm




Armed robbery in Vallejo leads to the arrest of two East Bay men
Responding officers found two men exiting the house, both with guns. Police told them to drop their weapons and both men ran. One man dropped his weapon and ran, while the other took off with weapon in hand and headed north on Rice Street.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:44am




Pilot walks away from small plane that flipped on takeoff at Marin Airport
A pilot escaped serious injury when his small plane flipped on takeoff Saturday at the private San Rafael Airport.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:06am





Santa Cruz mom gets Christmas surprise from employer
Christmas came early for Bredette Dyer.
21 Dec 2014 at 9:06am





Leave it to beavers: California joins other states in embracing the rodent
Californians are crossing their fingers for more rain after three punishing years of drought have left streams, rivers and wetland parched. One animal has the potential to restore these dry landscapes.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:37am





Comedian Bill Maher speaks amid handful of protesters at UC Berkeley commence...
Outspoken talk-show host Bill Maher appeared Saturday at UC Berkeley's December graduation, greeted by a handful of silent demonstrators protesting the comedian's statements about Islam. Maher delivered the keynote speech at the commencement ceremony, where about 500 students were honored.
21 Dec 2014 at 8:36am





Oakland Tribune



Oakland Raiders honor 4-year-old girl
Little girl with heart ailment is treated to special day at Oakland Raiders game against Buffalo Bills
21 Dec 2014 at 4:33pm





Water pits neighbor against neighbor
In the rainiest December in decades, a small group of residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains community of Aldercroft Heights is protesting strict water limits and severe penalties imposed by the volunteers who run the neighborhood water board and fear the Los Gatos Creek that supplies their water could still run dry.
20 Dec 2014 at 6:29pm





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