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San Jose Mercury News


More than 30 bail bondsmen targeted in sting
Thursday night, law enforcement officials descended on a strip of bail bond businesses along First Street near the Hall of Justice, armed with more than 30 felony arrest warrants, according to sources close to the investigation and witnesses who saw the action.
29 Aug 2015 at 3:12pm




San Jose: Changing minds is par for the course at the 420 Games
A golf tournament in San Jose on Saturday was part of the 420 Games, events that are aimed toward changing people's perceptions of what a typical cannabis user is like.
29 Aug 2015 at 2:36pm




Pizarro: ChamberPAC barbecue a political lovefest
More than 1,000 movers and shakers filled up San Jose History Park on Thursday for the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual ChamberPAC barbecue.
29 Aug 2015 at 1:40pm




San Jose: Inmate found dead in Main Jail North
Around 12:30 a.m. Thursday correctional officers were doing rounds in Main Jail North and were knocking on the cell of a man who was alone in his cell, according to San Jose police officials.
28 Aug 2015 at 9:19pm



Peninsula: Men annoying students keep police and parents on the alert
Two recent incidents -- one in the South Bay and one on the peninsula -- have police and parents on alert after adults have been annoying students on their way to school or coming home from class.
28 Aug 2015 at 7:49pm



Political Blotter: Bay Area doctor named White House Fellow
A Bay Area physician has been selected as a White House Fellow for 2015-16; also, as former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina calls for defunding Planned Parenthood, the charitable foundations of the two families who founded the company she's famous for leading remain among that group's largest donors.
28 Aug 2015 at 6:50pm



Pentagon investment hopes to spur tech innovation in Silicon Valley
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces new tech institute with the potential to make San Jose the hub for the development and manufacturing of new electronic devices. It also has the potential to create scores of new manufacturing jobs for Silicon Valley workers, officials said.

28 Aug 2015 at 5:59pm




Pizarro: Have fun with Shakespeare at fundraiser
The 'ShakesBEERience: Your Way' benefit on Sept. 22 will present the Bard in some unusual ways, like Shakespeare bingo and Shakespeare karaoke.
28 Aug 2015 at 4:39pm



Santa Clara County seeks to tackle gender, ethnicity wage gap
Santa Clara County leaders are rolling out a plan to tackle a problem that persists in Silicon Valley and across the nation -- an income disparity between male and female workers, and those of different ethnicities.

28 Aug 2015 at 4:14pm




High school exit exam: Legislature fixing glitch
California legislators are rushing to fix a glitch that has held up graduation for a couple thousand students, but the future of the state's high school exit exam remains a question.

28 Aug 2015 at 4:08pm





ABC 7


Lynn beats Giants for 1st time, hurts ankle, Cardinals win
Lance Lynn pitched neatly into the eighth inning before leaving with ankle injury that's not considered serious, beating San Francisco for the first time in his career.
29 Aug 2015 at 5:04pm




Walk-off gives hometown Pennsylvania team U.S. title, spot in world final
Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, for a berth in the Little League World Series championship game.
29 Aug 2015 at 4:59pm



Michael Vick shines just days after signing with Steelers
Michael Vick shined in his debut for the Pittsburgh Steelers, completing 4 of 5 passes for 106 yards Saturday in a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.
29 Aug 2015 at 4:48pm



Sources: Redskins planning on starting Kirk Cousins in Week 1
The Redskins are planning on starting Kirk Cousins at quarterback in their regular-season opener against the Dolphins, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini.
29 Aug 2015 at 4:48pm



Lifetime guarantee? Julio Jones, Falcons reach 5-year, $71.25M deal
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with wide receiver Julio Jones. Sources say he will receive $71.25 million total, with $47.5 million guaranteed.
29 Aug 2015 at 4:48pm



Hwy 101 in Burlingame now reopened after overnight closure
All lanes of Highway 101 in Burlingame have been reopened. The far right lane of northbound 101 will remain closed so PG&E crews can continue working. Expect residual delays through the area.
29 Aug 2015 at 4:35pm




Edwin Encarnacion continues hitting streak in homer-filled day
Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his third home run of the game in Saturday's contest against the Detroit Tigers.
29 Aug 2015 at 4:26pm



Suspect Arrested in 'Execution' of Texas Deputy
Goforth leaves behind a wife and two children.
29 Aug 2015 at 4:10pm



PHOTOS: Transmission tower collapse closes Hwy 101 in Burlingame
A crumbled PG&E transmission tower was struck by a crane, closing Highway 101 in Burlingame on Friday and leaving drivers stuck for hours.
29 Aug 2015 at 3:43pm




Redskins make Trent Williams highest-paid offensive tackle
The Redskins and Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams have agreed on a five-year, $66 million extension, his agent told ESPN.
29 Aug 2015 at 3:42pm




Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Drummond: A life of promise goes off the rails
Oakland native Vester Lee Flanagan II's descent from up and coming television reporter to killer
29 Aug 2015 at 12:32pm





Burlingame: Highway 101 still closed due to downed power lines
Both sides of Highway 101 in Burlingame still are closed Saturday morning after a collision knocked downed high voltage power lines Friday night.
29 Aug 2015 at 9:08am




Walnut Creek building dispute hits a wall
Walnut Creek is accused of negligence for approving a row of new two-story houses, but a judge rules for the city.
28 Aug 2015 at 11:09pm




East Bay man on probation for trying to kill his wife legally changes name
On Halloween night 2004, after failing to find a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Virginia prosecutors said Kurt William Kroboth wore a vampire mask, severed phone and electric wires, sneaked into the sleeping woman's house with a bottle of chloroform and attempted to knock her out to stage a bathtub suicide, prosecutors said. Kroboth now lives in Hercules and in May changed his name in Contra Costa Superior Court.
28 Aug 2015 at 7:31pm




Political Blotter: Bay Area doctor named White House Fellow
A Bay Area physician has been selected as a White House Fellow for 2015-16; also, as former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina calls for defunding Planned Parenthood, the charitable foundations of the two families who founded the company she's famous for leading remain among that group's largest donors.
28 Aug 2015 at 6:51pm




Neighbors furious over proposed placement of convicted rapist in Concord
City and Contra Costa County leaders are encouraging residents to join them in opposing a state plan to place convicted rapist Fraisure Smith in a Concord residence when he is released from custody later this year. Smith is the second sexually violent predator to be placed in Contra Costa County this year after other counties rejected them.
28 Aug 2015 at 6:40pm




Fremont: Motorist's medical emergency might have caused fatal solo crash
A woman who died in a solo vehicle crash Tuesday night might have had a medical emergency while driving, police said.
28 Aug 2015 at 6:22pm




Youth law advocates threaten to sue Contra Costa probation over juvenile shac...
Some Contra Costa juvenile defendants are shackled and forced to walk across a public street in downtown Martinez, up courthouse steps and down a hallway, eliminating the confidentiality afforded most youths in the criminal justice system. Youth Law Center and the county's probation department plan to meet to discuss what can be done.
28 Aug 2015 at 5:43pm





Oakland Raiders motorcade angers Napa County authorities, who say Oakland pol...
OAKLAND - Napa County authorities were fuming after Oakland police shut down busy wine country roads and used emergency lights and sirens to escort the Raiders' motorcade to the East Bay last week.
28 Aug 2015 at 5:22pm





BART Transbay Tube closing again over Labor Day weekend
BART Transbay Tube maintenance and repair work will cut off service between Oakland, San Francisco during Labor Day weekend from midnight Friday, Sept. 4, through 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.
28 Aug 2015 at 5:17pm





Oakland Tribune



East Bay man who tried to kill wife legally changes name
On Halloween night 2004, after failing to find a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Virginia prosecutors said Kurt William Kroboth wore a vampire mask, severed phone and electric wires, sneaked into the sleeping woman's house with a bottle of chloroform and attempted to knock her out to stage a bathtub suicide, prosecutors said. Kroboth now lives in Hercules and in May changed his name in Contra Costa Superior Court.
28 Aug 2015 at 7:31pm





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