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San Jose Mercury News


Two men OK after San Jose boat rescue
A pair of fishermen were rescued Sunday when their boat capsized near the Alviso neighborhood of North San Jose, authorities said.
24 Jan 2015 at 8:11pm




California considering plan to replace gas tax with charge per mile driven
As cars get better gas mileage and more people drive electric vehicles, gas tax revenues in California are falling. The state is now studying a plan for a 'road usage charge' but there are major concerns.
24 Jan 2015 at 6:43pm




Uber, Lyft drivers won't need new license plates after all, DMV says in about...
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has hit the emergency brake on a new requirement that sought to force drivers at ride-sharing companies to get commercial license plates.
24 Jan 2015 at 5:37pm




Internal Affairs: Life keeps improving for Marines' Afghan translator
It has been a remarkable year for Mohammad Usafi, an Afghan translator for the U.S. Marines who was threatened with death by the Taliban.
24 Jan 2015 at 4:40pm




Critical weather forecasting tool on Mount Umunhum might be in worst spot
Many local weather experts say the radar is simply in the wrong location. And how it got there is a two-decade-old tale of local weather politics that still affects Bay Area forecasts to this day.

24 Jan 2015 at 4:16pm




Testing for mortality: A way to measure our bodies' risk of disease
Telomeres, caps at the ends of DNA, can be measured, and their length reliably suggests how susceptible we might be to age-related disease
24 Jan 2015 at 4:01pm




Herhold: Penalty against Serra's football team was too harsh
The most revealing aspect of youth sports is the mirror it holds up to society. It's hard to read the story of Serra High School's forfeit of a consolation football game against Milpitas High without thinking long and hard about our concepts of success and authority.
24 Jan 2015 at 3:31pm




Morgan Hill school tagged with racist graffiti
A school was tagged with racist graffiti as part of a string of vandalism in Morgan Hill sometime late Thursday or early Friday morning.
24 Jan 2015 at 2:44pm



Woman dies in hit-and-run accident in South San Jose
A woman died Friday evening in a hit-and-run crash on Almaden Expressway in South San Jose.
24 Jan 2015 at 2:43pm



San Francisco homicide: Man shot in Visitacion Valley
A man was fatally shot inside a vehicle in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood on Tuesday night, a police spokeswoman said today.
24 Jan 2015 at 1:47pm




ABC 7


LaMarcus Aldridge puts off surgery, nets 26 in Trail Blazers' win
LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after he said he was going to have thumb surgery and recorded 26 points and nine rebounds in Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
25 Jan 2015 at 12:27am




Beyond the Headlines: Early Childhood Development
We know that nurturing young minds is key to ensuring a healthy and happy childhood. Our guests show us how the future of our society depends on our ability to develop this next generation.
24 Jan 2015 at 2:28am




Maria Sharapova reaches quarters
Eugenie Bouchard moved into the quarterfinals of another Grand Slam with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu on Sunday at the Australian Open.
24 Jan 2015 at 11:31pm



Coast Guard patrols beach during high surf, high temps
A High Surf Advisory has been issued through Sunday for the Bay Area coastline where large swells are expected thanks to a storm developing in the Pacific Ocean.
24 Jan 2015 at 11:24pm




Bay Area News Roundup
A roundup of Bay Area stories making news today.
24 Jan 2015 at 10:48pm



First flu death in Napa County
The first flu-related death was reported in Napa County. It is the fifth death linked to the flu in the Bay Area this season.
24 Jan 2015 at 10:38pm




Anti-police brutality forum in Oakland
Oakland city leaders and community activists met face-to-face Saturday to try and seek common ground on anti-police brutality protests, and to ask for charges to be dropped against BART protesters who disrupted service.
24 Jan 2015 at 10:27pm




Stan Van Gundy: 'Major, major loss'
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings had to be helped to the locker room with an apparent lower left leg injury late in the third quarter of Saturday's 101-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
24 Jan 2015 at 10:25pm



Taco Bell reduces salt seasoning
Taco Bell's menu is packing 15 percent less salt on average since 2009 according to USA Today.
24 Jan 2015 at 10:24pm




Lane Kiffin staying with Alabama
Lane Kiffin, reportedly a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator job, will return to Alabama next season as offensive coordinator, the Crimson Tide announced Saturday.
24 Jan 2015 at 10:20pm




Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Guest post: Arts Education -- A Vital Part of Our Society?
In response to a statement by the President of the Contra Costa County Board of Education that performing arts are not as vital to society as science, a California teacher has written a guest column about why she and many other arts advocates disagree.
24 Jan 2015 at 8:10pm





Citywise: Oakland council to address protest movement
Elsewhere: San Leandro appeals attorney fees award.
24 Jan 2015 at 7:17pm





After outcry, Oakland softens turnaround time for failing schools
Oakland school officials are giving five failing schools the option to delay turnaround efforts announced in December after a series of tense community meetings this month highlighted fears of charter takeovers and school closures.
24 Jan 2015 at 3:01pm




Morgan Hill school tagged with racist graffiti
A school was tagged with racist graffiti as part of a string of vandalism in Morgan Hill sometime late Thursday or early Friday morning.
24 Jan 2015 at 2:44pm



Spare the Air alert called for Sunday
The burning of wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Sunday due to expectations of poor air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said.
24 Jan 2015 at 2:40pm



Nilda Rego: Squirrels and the bubonic plague ravage San Francisco -- again
It was thought the bubonic plague that ravaged San Francisco's Chinatown was pretty much over by 1904 and had been successfully confined. But in 1907, the plague again erupted in the city.
24 Jan 2015 at 2:39pm



Alameda: Council gets briefing on redeveloping waterfront area of Alameda Point
The council took no action Tuesday, though members did voice concern about environmental cleanup and the impact of traffic generated by the project, which also includes plans for up to 800 homes and 200,000 square feet of commercial space.
24 Jan 2015 at 2:39pm




Pressure mounting on Contra Costa Animal Services to reduce euthanasia
A no-kill group claims the county hasn't done enough to reduce euthanasia, but Animal Services officials say they're doing their best under trying circumstances.
24 Jan 2015 at 1:33pm




Hostage standoff in North Oakland ends in man's arrest
A nearly 10-hour standoff between SWAT officers and a man holding hostages at a North Oakland residence ended Saturday morning at 8 a.m., authorities said.
24 Jan 2015 at 12:13pm



Review: Spandau Ballet is pure 'Gold' at Warfield
The beloved '80s kicks off its first U.S. tour in 30 years with a sparkling show at the Warfield in San Francisco.
24 Jan 2015 at 11:05am




Oakland Tribune



Oakland softens turnaround time for failing schools
Oakland school officials are giving five failing schools the option to delay turnaround efforts announced in December after a series of tense community meetings this month highlighted fears of charter takeovers and school closures.
24 Jan 2015 at 3:01pm





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