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San Jose Mercury News


NFL-Tillman Military Scholar knows what it means to serve country
Mike Christman, former Marine captain and current UC Berkeley MBA student, is set to be honored at the 49ers game on Sunday as this year's NFL-Tillman Military Scholar.
22 Nov 2014 at 7:08pm




Monterey Bay researchers capture rare deep-sea anglerfish on video for first ...
The black seadevil is named for its baleful ugliness. With that vicious gape, the females can eat fish of a larger size. To lure her prey, she jerks the luminescent orb dangling from the 'fishing rod' on her forehead.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:23pm




Larry Gerston about to retire from SJSU
If you want vintage Larry Gerston, you have to talk tortoise. Not long after he began teaching 40 years ago at San Jose State, the young professor assigned his students to test the power of civic engagement by hyping a reptile.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:14pm




Twenty years after Prop. 187, attitudes toward illegal immigration have chang...
The hard-nosed feelings Californians harbored toward illegal immigrants just 20 years ago have softened a great deal; today a plurality backs President Obama taking executive action to protect millions from deportation.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:12pm




Daring daytime takeover robbery at Point Richmond pharmacy
Three robbers bound the hands of three captives in a Point Richmond pharmacy while stealing a large amount of powerful pain pills that are worth a fortune on the street.
22 Nov 2014 at 5:46pm



East Side teachers protest negotiations, refuse to tutor or work beyond schoo...
The East Side Teachers Association has directed teachers to work only contracted hours and refuse to advise clubs, help students after school, open classrooms at lunch or take home any work.
22 Nov 2014 at 5:39pm




Pizarro: It takes a team to build this Christmas Village
Teams from five Bay Area companies spent Friday trying to outdo each other building playhouses to raise money for Christmas in the Park and Habitat for Humanity.
22 Nov 2014 at 4:10pm




San Jose conference touts art as a teaching tool
Colorful candy creations that more than 100 local teachers whipped up in a frenzied but friendly competition were part of the Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education, an annual get-together intended to demonstrate the value of incorporating art to teach math, science and other subjects.

22 Nov 2014 at 2:56pm




For beleaguered neighbors, closure of notorious San Jose bar can't happen soo...
The recent shooting of a security guard is only the latest example of violence that helped lead neighborhood residents to band together and lobby City Hall for closing El Tarasco Bar on North 13th Street.
22 Nov 2014 at 1:43pm




Los Gatos: Three men arrested in connection with downtown shooting
LOS GATOS -- Two San Jose men and one man from Tracy have been arrested in connection with a shooting in downtown Los Gatos earlier this month, police said.
21 Nov 2014 at 9:47pm




ABC 7


Made in Chicagoland: Horween Leather Company
Chicago's Horween Leather Company is a well-oiled machine. It has been a leading tannery for more than 100 years.
22 Nov 2014 at 7:59pm




Bighorn sheep escapes LA Zoo, dies in Los Feliz
A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and has died after being found in a Loz Feliz neighborhood.
22 Nov 2014 at 7:29pm




Raptors overcome 18-point deficit to hand Cavaliers 4th straight loss
Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 win over Cleveland on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss.
22 Nov 2014 at 7:58pm



Stanford wins Big Game 38-17 on Cal's turf
Stanford wins 5th straight Big Game and keeps the axe for another year thanks to 5 Cal turnovers.
22 Nov 2014 at 7:22pm




Grand Jury Keeps Ferguson on Edge
Ferguson, Mo., grand jury investigating killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.
22 Nov 2014 at 7:03pm



Mark Cuban: No betting 'hypocritical'
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban strongly agreed with NBA commissioner Adam Silver's opinion that sports betting should be legalized throughout the United States, predicting that it would happen within three to five years.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:48pm



Young girl assaulted in SF park bathroom
San Francisco police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a young girl in the bathroom at LaFayette Park.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:46pm




Bay Area weather forecast for Sunday
Sunday will feature mainly sunny skies with a few passing high clouds from time to time.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:38pm




Winston: Ref contact not malicious
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and quarterback Jameis Winston said there was nothing malicious about the contact between Winston and an official in the third quarter of the Seminoles' 20-17 win against Boston College.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:38pm



No. 3 Florida State struggles again, still edges BC on late field goal
Quarterback Jameis Winston led Florida State 66 yards to put Roberto Aguayo in position for a 26-yard game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining and the Seminoles remained perfect with a 20-17 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:38pm




Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Twenty years after Prop. 187, attitudes toward illegal immigration have chang...
The hard-nosed feelings Californians harbored toward illegal immigrants just 20 years ago have softened a great deal; today a plurality backs President Obama taking executive action to protect millions from deportation.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:06pm




Daring daytime takeover robbery at Point Richmond pharmacy
Three robbers bound the hands of three captives in a Point Richmond pharmacy while stealing a large amount of powerful pain pills that are worth a fortune on the street.
22 Nov 2014 at 5:47pm




Trams from BART to Oakland airport set to roll Saturday
Service is hailed as important transportation link, but some still upset at the $484 million price tag
22 Nov 2014 at 2:15pm





Berkeley Buddhist Temple hosts homecoming of famed Beat poet Gary Snyder
Gary Snyder, 84, is one of the last Beat writers and has published more than 20 books, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for his poetry book "Turtle Island." The occasion for Snyder's Berkeley appearance was a newly released collection of translations of poems and other works by Zen master Hakuin Zenji (1685-1769.)
22 Nov 2014 at 1:37pm





Citywise: Coliseum City frontman makes pitch to local leaders; to meet Monday...
Elsewhere: Canyonlands trash service extended
22 Nov 2014 at 9:53am




Mother describes boy's fall from Bodega Head cliff
The mother of a 4-year-old boy who tumbled down a 230-foot cliff at Bodega Head less than two weeks ago on Friday described reaching for her son as he fell, missing his clothing by inches.
22 Nov 2014 at 6:49am



Fremont: City competes for $5 million environmental prize, motivating residen...
Fremont will learn next month if it is one of 10 finalists in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national contest that encourages cities to use energy more efficiently.
21 Nov 2014 at 9:49pm




EBMUD looking at rate hike if there's no rain
East Bay Municipal Utility District proposes 14 percent water surcharge now with another increase to be proposed in spring or fall if it stays dry
21 Nov 2014 at 8:15pm




Alamo: Three students briefly hospitalized after classroom chemical exposure
Three middle-school students were briefly hospitalized Thursday after being exposed to a chemical inside a classroom, a fire official said.
21 Nov 2014 at 6:26pm



Silicon Valley's high-tech firms battle for low-tech ad space — billboards
Some of the most expensive property in Silicon Valley these days is about 14 feet high, 50 feet wide and overlooking the highway. Billboard sales around the region are undergoing a renaissance, as the old-school advertising format benefits from the technology froth, with companies jockeying for their piece of skyline fame and attention.
21 Nov 2014 at 6:10pm




Oakland Tribune



Mikhail Baryshnikov, Willem Dafoe dazzle in absurd 'Old Woman'
The latest work by famed director Robert Wilson is engrossing and confounding; it plays through Nov. 23 in Berkeley.
22 Nov 2014 at 7:08pm





EBMUD looking at rate hike if there's no rain
East Bay Municipal Utility District proposes 14 percent water surcharge now with another increase to be proposed in spring or fall if it stays dry
21 Nov 2014 at 8:15pm





Traveling? Prepare to join 4.8 million of your fellow Californians
The Bay Area's busiest airport, San Francisco International expects to handle 1.3 million travelers from Friday through Dec. 1 -- nearly double the combined total of 705,000 passengers Mineta San Jose and Oakland International Airports expect to handle during what has become the busiest travel period of the year.
21 Nov 2014 at 7:23am





Barrel Room Oakland, great vibe, epic wines
Open since late 2013, Barrel Room, a wine-centric Rockridge restaurant, stands apart from its San Francisco outpost with a hefty wine program and tasty small plates that change quarterly to reflect a different wine region.
18 Nov 2014 at 3:13pm





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