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San Jose Mercury News


PG&E calls criminal charges against agency 'unwarranted,' says it didn't break...
According to a statement released in response to a federal indictment filed against the company Tuesday in San Francisco, PG&E claims it never obstructed an investigation into the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline blast and that it has taken accountability for what happened.
30 Jul 2014 at 8:59pm




Sunnyvale police say Domino's Pizza delivery driver robberies connected
Police are on the lookout for two men they said robbed two Sunnyvale Domino's Pizza delivery drivers in separate incidents in just over one hour last week.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:40pm



Unusual sea creatures sail back to Monterey Bay
Helpless in the wind and sounding like a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, velella velellas have returned to the Monterey Bay in droves.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:24pm



South San Jose fire destroys home, damages a second
A powerful, fast-moving fire destroyed one house and damaged a neighboring home in a South San Jose neighborhood Wednesday, authorities said.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:21pm



Biz Break: Yelp shows off first profit, Twitter explodes higher
Today:Yelp scores its first quarterly profits in another busy day for Silicon Valley earnings reports, and Twitter shoots higher after its World Cup score.
30 Jul 2014 at 4:53pm




Pacifica mom booked on child endangerment, DUI after Highway 101 chase at 90 mph
A 32-year-old Pacifica woman speeding in a sport utility vehicle with her 6-year-old daughter was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment, drunken driving and other violations Sunday evening after trying to flee from a California Highway Patrol officer.
30 Jul 2014 at 4:47pm



Awaiting 49ers, Santa Clara gears up for first Levi's Stadium event Saturday
As Santa Clara rises up for an unprecedented challenge -- the impending arrival of enough 49ers fans to nearly double the city's population -- its first big test arrives Saturday with the first official Levi's Stadium sporting event.
30 Jul 2014 at 4:03pm




Herhold: The origins of beer in Santa Clara County
San Jose had one nationally known beer and a variety of other suds that met a sturdy local thirst.

30 Jul 2014 at 3:39pm




Alviso: Lawsuit filed seeking environmental review of manufacturing plant
A group of disgruntled and determined Alviso residents has filed a lawsuit against the city and a developer, saying an approved large-scale manufacturing facility skirts much-needed environmental review.
30 Jul 2014 at 3:19pm




California drought: San Jose's new high-tech water purification plant to expa...
On Friday, water officials will take a big step in dramatically expanding the use of recycled water in Silicon Valley when they cut the ribbon at a $72 million plant in Alviso.
30 Jul 2014 at 3:10pm





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Contra Costa Times: Bay & State



Oakland rejects business-backed minimum wage hike
The City Council vote was a show of support for a labor-backed ballot measure that will increase the minimum wage faster with no exemptions for employers.
30 Jul 2014 at 9:52pm




BART tests new Oakland Airport tram
The sleek, driverless trains will whiz riders between Coliseum Station and Oakland International Airport beginning this November.
30 Jul 2014 at 9:13pm



PG&E calls criminal charges against agency 'unwarranted,' says it didn't break...
According to a statement released in response to a federal indictment filed against the company Tuesday in San Francisco, PG&E claims it never obstructed an investigation into the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline blast and that it has taken accountability for what happened.
30 Jul 2014 at 8:59pm




Oakland police officer fired over Occupy incident is reinstated
Arbitrator overturns the firing of Officer Robert Roche.
30 Jul 2014 at 8:32pm





Accused child molester Joseph Martin takes the stand
The former Concord elementary school teacher testifies that he's never placed his hand down the front of students' shirts.
30 Jul 2014 at 7:05pm




Alameda: Council OKs 'Waterfront Town Center'
The 150 acres around what's known as the Seaplane Lagoon at the former U.S. Navy base will become a "retail, recreational, entertainment, and transit center," according to the document, which the council greenlighted July 15.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:59pm



Alameda: City to seek money for new fire station
The new Alameda station will be built at a city-owned site at Hibbard Street and Buena Vista Avenue and replace Fire Station Three, which operates out of a former family home that the city rents on Grand Street because the station's building on the same block is not earthquake safe.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:59pm



Snapp Shots: Beloved Berkeley Hardware seeks new home
I've been getting anxious phone calls from people all over Berkeley because of rumors that Berkeley Hardware, one of the most beloved stores in the city, is going out of business, just a year short of its 120th birthday.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:56pm



'Catch Me If You Can' is next Woodminister musical
"Catch Me If You Can" tells the story of Frank Abagnale Jr., who successfully pretended to be a Pan American pilot, a doctor in Georgia and a prosecutor in Louisiana.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:49pm



Baby delivered by Marin dad on Highway 101 offramp 'a gift'
Novato's newest resident made quite an entrance Saturday, coming into the world with the help of his father on the Highway 101 landfill offramp thanks to Marin's notorious traffic congestion.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:25pm




Oakland Tribune



Albany students uncover gems in Haiti slum
Students on the fourth Haiti trip sponsored by Saint Mary's College High since 2013 visit a program providing a haven in the most impoverished slum in Port-au-Prince.
30 Jul 2014 at 6:25am





Alameda County approves A's lease
Following Oakland's lead, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a lease extension Tuesday that could keep the Oakland A's at O. Co Coliseum for another decade.
30 Jul 2014 at 5:52am





Sleeker Marcel Reece good for Raiders?
Oakland's two-time Pro Bowl fullback comes into camp 15 pound slighter.
29 Jul 2014 at 12:49pm





Drummond: Finding rental housing in Oakland requires a full-court press
In Oakland's hot rental market, finding a place to live takes persistence and dedication.
29 Jul 2014 at 8:45am





West Contra Costa hospital losing workers amid uncertain future
As Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo faces an uncertain future and county health officials scramble for options to save it, skilled workers are leaving in droves, hastening the need to make a decision on how to save the hospital and what form the facility will take.
28 Jul 2014 at 11:30pm





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