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Roadshow: When your license plate draws a cop's attention
Plus: Are speed cameras being used in San Jose, Campbell and Los Gatos? Why have some of these cities installed electronic signs displaying your speed?
20 Oct 2014 at 7:44pm




San Jose police union head denies he urged recruits to quit
The head of the San Jose police union is denying an accusation that he told academy cadets they'd best serve the department and themselves by dropping out, as the mayor vowed to look into what he called 'troubling allegations.'

20 Oct 2014 at 7:41pm




U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits San Jose State
Lured by professor inspired by her life story, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spent Monday on San Jose State campus, meeting with students and recounting her rise to nation's high court
20 Oct 2014 at 7:12pm



Police Blotter: Officer mediates after pushing match ensues over washing mach...
FREMONTMaybird Circle and Platinum Terrace, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 With the physical description and license plate number that witnesses provided, police were able to track down and arrest a 20-year-old Antioch man who stole an elderly woman's gold necklace, fired shots in the air when her husband gave
20 Oct 2014 at 6:39pm



Herhold: A challenge to undecided San Jose voters
San Jose is famously a town of late RSVPs. There are several explanations for this: In a city with a weak social hierarchy, there's rarely a punishment for responding too late.
20 Oct 2014 at 5:16pm



Honda launches attack ad as new poll shows dead heat with Khanna
With a new poll showing their closely watched race in a dead heat, Rep. Mike Honda launched a new television ad Monday attacking Democratic challenger Ro Khanna with claims he is backed by right-wing billionaires, favors tax breaks for rich people and isn't committed to protecting Social Security. Khanna shot back with an email to supporters, calling the ad 'full of lies.'

20 Oct 2014 at 5:10pm



Yosemite entrance fee could rise by 50 percent
The Obama administration proposes increasing Yosemite National Park's entrance fee from $20 to $30 per car, as part of a wider increase at 130 parks nationwide.
20 Oct 2014 at 5:03pm




Biz Break: Apple predicts record holiday season as iPhones, Macs sell fast
Today: Apple beats expectations for the third quarter and predicts record sales during the holiday season. Also: ShoreTel receives an acquisition offer, IBM pays a Silicon Valley firm to acquire its chips division.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:24pm




San Jose: Mayor's gang-violence claim underscores political fight for city's ...
When Mayor Chuck Reed's office put out a news release boasting a staggering 70 percent decline in violent gang crimes since the start of the year, it raised eyebrows and drew the ire of the police union, the latest salvo in the intense political fight for the future of the Bay Area's largest city.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:23pm




San Jose: Man shot in Pink Poodle parking lot
A man was shot twice in the leg early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Pink Poodle strip club on Bascom Avenue, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:18pm




ABC 7


Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years' prison
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.
21 Oct 2014 at 2:17am




Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
21 Oct 2014 at 1:57am




Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced today.
21 Oct 2014 at 1:57am



The Heartbreaking Poem a Nurse Wrote for Ebola Victim
The last nurse to leave the hospital room where Thomas Eric Duncan died has written a poem about the Ebola patient, penned during the sleepless days after Duncan's death, a source at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital told ABC News.
21 Oct 2014 at 12:30am



Steelers stage turnaround, overwhelm sloppy Texans
Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday.
21 Oct 2014 at 12:10am



Bay Area weather forecast for Tuesday
A weak cold front scatters light showers to sprinkles across our neighborhoods north to south from now until 4 p.m.
20 Oct 2014 at 11:08pm




What Obama, 2M Early Voters Tell Us About Election Day
President Barack Obama joined almost 2 million voters who have voted before Election Day, as he cast his ballot early this morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Chicago, Illinois. "I'm so glad I can early vote. It's so exciting. I lo..
20 Oct 2014 at 10:14pm



NCAA president: No memorabilia talk
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday there is no talk about allowing compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia.
20 Oct 2014 at 10:04pm



Derrick Rose scores 30, but Kyrie Irving (28 points) leads Cavs to win
LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
20 Oct 2014 at 10:04pm



Aldon Smith suspension could be cut
The San Francisco 49ers could get help sooner than expected following this week's bye because outside linebacker Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension could be reduced for good behavior, league sources confirmed Monday.
20 Oct 2014 at 9:59pm




Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Elderly man found fatally stabbed in West Oakland
The 78-year-old victim was found by his older brother Sunday night in their West Oakland bungalow.
20 Oct 2014 at 8:15pm





Piedmont: Tempers flare at meeting over Turkey Trot
The Piedmont Unified School District and the Turkey Trot corporation are at odds over money the district claims it is still owed from last year's race.
20 Oct 2014 at 6:48pm





Five more Jonestown victims buried in Oakland mass grave
Long-forgotten remains of five Jonestown victims, discovered this summer in an abandoned Delaware mortuary, have now joined more than 400 other unclaimed and unidentified victims in an East Oakland hillside memorial.
20 Oct 2014 at 5:14pm




Honda launches attack ad as new poll shows dead heat with Khanna
With a new poll showing their closely watched race in a dead heat, Rep. Mike Honda launched a new television ad Monday attacking Democratic challenger Ro Khanna with claims he is backed by right-wing billionaires, favors tax breaks for rich people and isn't committed to protecting Social Security. Khanna shot back with an email to supporters, calling the ad "full of lies."
20 Oct 2014 at 5:10pm




Vallejo man slain in North Oakland shooting
The Vallejo man was fatally shot in North Oakland, where he grew up and regularly came to sell his barbecue to loyal customers.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:43pm




San Jose: Man shot in Pink Poodle parking lot
A man was shot twice in the leg early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Pink Poodle strip club on Bascom Avenue, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff s Office.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:18pm




Contra Costa County drug bust: $18 million in meth seized, 22 arrested
Drug agents seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested 22 people in the largest bust of its kind in Contra Costa County history, authorities said.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:15pm




California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit
STANFORD -- Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his plan Monday for a water bond and a rainy-day fund at a Stanford University water conference. The two policy measures are the cornerstone of his record fourth term re-election campaign.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:10pm



Crashes snarl commute Monday morning on Interstates 680, 80
At least one vehicle overturned, and several others were involved in a chain-reaction crash that shut down four lanes on southbound Interstate 680 early Monday, and a motorcycle was involved in a crash that shut down two lanes on Interstate 80 near Pinole, according to the California Highway Patrol.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:02pm



Police: Woman sexually assaulted in Pleasant Hill parking lot
The victim told police that about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, a man attacked her in the parking lot of 313 Camelback Road in Pleasant Hill.
20 Oct 2014 at 3:58pm




Oakland Tribune



Five more Jonestown victims buried in Oakland grave
Long-forgotten remains of five Jonestown victims, discovered this summer in an abandoned Delaware mortuary, have now joined more than 400 other unclaimed and unidentified victims in an East Oakland hillside memorial.
20 Oct 2014 at 5:14pm





Contra Costa County drug bust: $18 million in meth seized, 22 arrested
Drug agents seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested 22 people in the largest bust of its kind in Contra Costa County history, authorities said.
20 Oct 2014 at 4:15pm





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