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Concern mounting over Prime Healthcare pursuit of Bay Area hospitals
A controversial Southern California-based hospital chain that buys financially struggling hospitals has surfaced as a bidder for the beleaguered Daughters of Charity Health System, which operates four Bay Area hospitals that serve the poor. But the overture concerns local hospital employee unions.

25 Jul 2014 at 10:47pm




Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture
With a tech boom lubricated by VC cash, a startup culture cranked up by fiercely competitive VPs and adrenaline-driven coders, and a corporate model that encourages stressed-out managers to look the other way, illicit drugs and black-market painkillers have become part of the landscape here in the world's fountain of tech.
25 Jul 2014 at 8:45pm




Pizarro: BlogHer Conference makes a big return to Silicon Valley
The BlogHer Conference returned to its Silicon Valley roots for its 10th anniversary, with nearly 4,000 attendees packing the three-day event at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
25 Jul 2014 at 8:42pm




30,000 giddy 49ers fans get first look at finished Levi's Stadium
Fans decked out in crimson-and-gold jerseys chanted 'Let's go Niners!' and high-fived as they walked in to their new home away from home.
25 Jul 2014 at 7:53pm




San Jose's Joey Chestnut eats record-setting number of wings
Professional eater consumes 182 wings in 10 minutes
25 Jul 2014 at 6:59pm



San Mateo man arrested on suspicion of robbing Burlingame BofA twice
San Mateo resident Mitchell Garcia, 58, was arrested in San Francisco's Mission Terrace district on suspicion of robbing a Burlingame Bank of America branch on two occasions.
25 Jul 2014 at 6:27pm




San Bruno says emails expose cozy ties between PG&E and the PUC
San Bruno officials said Friday they have received 7,000 documents that prove an 'illegal, cozy, and inappropriate' relationship exists between the state Public Utilities Commission and PG&E, the latest flap in the aftermath of a lethal natural gas explosion in San Bruno four years ago.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:59pm




49ers unveil pricey Levi's Stadium food and drink costs
The Niners on Friday released the prices for its much-touted gourmet concessions a week ahead of the first sporting event at the $1.3 billion football palace, and fans who already had to fork over huge fees to get into the games won't be getting a break on grub or brews.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:21pm




SJSU graduation speaker files excessive-force complaint, seeks more police ac...
A keynote speaker at a San Jose State graduation ceremony has filed an excessive-force complaint against the San Jose Police Department and hopes his case can be a lightning rod for heavier scrutiny on the internal investigations that by and large clear officer misconduct.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:19pm



Medical marijuana proponents urge Santa Clara County officials to reconsider ban
With Santa Clara County officials prepared to ask the board of supervisors to ban cannabis collectives on Aug. 5, medical marijuana proponents fear that in the wake of San Jose's recent restrictions, patient access will further dwindle.
25 Jul 2014 at 4:14pm





ABC 7


Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Real Madrid, Atletico bring Spanish soccer to Bay Area
Spanish soccer rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to appear this weekend in Bay Area, including final game at Candlestick Park.
25 Jul 2014 at 10:39pm





Leland Yee: New racketeering count against California state senator adds to g...
A federal grand jury has added a racketeering charge --typically reserved for mob bosses -- to the accusations against state Sen. Leland Yee, already accused of corruption and conspiring to buy and sell weapons.
25 Jul 2014 at 9:48pm





Suspect surrenders after repo man fired at while towing car in West Oakland
Police on Friday arrested a gunman who allegedly opened fire on an auto repossession agent who was towing a car away in West Oakland.
25 Jul 2014 at 8:11pm




Middle and high school students can vote in mock election
Although teens under age 18 can't legally vote in the November election, they can still weigh in on issues and candidates this fall through a statewide 2014 MyVote California Student mock election sponsored by the Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Schools are invited to register in the next three months and report their final schoolwide vote tallies to the Secretary of State's office after the Oct. 28 mock election.
25 Jul 2014 at 7:19pm



Former Bay Area schoolteacher sentenced for having child porn videos
A former Fremont resident and Bay Area schoolteacher was sentenced to over 8 years in prison for having videos depicting child pornography on his computer, authorities said.
25 Jul 2014 at 6:52pm




49ers unveil pricey Levi's Stadium food and drink costs
The Niners on Friday released the prices for its much-touted gourmet concessions a week ahead of the first sporting event at the $1.3 billion football palace, and fans who already had to fork over huge fees to get into the games won't be getting a break on grub or brews.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:21pm




SJSU graduation speaker files excessive-force complaint, seeks more police ac...
A keynote speaker at a San Jose State graduation ceremony has filed an excessive-force complaint against the San Jose Police Department and hopes his case can be a lightning rod for heavier scrutiny on the internal investigations that by and large clear officer misconduct.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:20pm



Oakland Airport workers to get fare discount on BART tram to airport
BART board agrees to cut $6 fare to $2 for airport workers on new people-mover tram from Coliseum station to the airport
25 Jul 2014 at 5:19pm



Tests suggest Bay Bridge bolts and rods don't need replacing
A Bay Bridge design engineer says new tests show that replacement of 700 bolts and rods won't be necessary; extra maintenance can do the job. Bridge officials are optimistic but say they need to verify the results first.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:00pm




State's political watchdog commission investigates Richmond councilman
The Fair Political Practices Commission has been investigating an alleged campaign finance faux pas made by Richmond City Councilman Corky Boozé for more than a year, the commission's spokesman revealed this week.
25 Jul 2014 at 4:53pm





Oakland Tribune



Corinthian Colleges agrees to warn California students it plans to sell schools
Sued by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Corinthian Colleges agrees to warn California students it plans to sell Heald, WyoTech and Everest colleges.
25 Jul 2014 at 4:21pm





Oakland mom at casino ignored cops carrying child left in hot car, police say
Phaley Nget, the Oakland woman accused of leaving her young children inside a car, ignored an officer carrying one of the children while they were looking for her in the casino, according to a police affidavit. It was the second case of a mother being accused of leaving her children in a car to go into a Bay Area casino in the last month.
25 Jul 2014 at 5:55am





Alameda: Park Street Art & Wine Faire this weekend
The annual event will feature 300 vendors offering popular foods such as Lockeford sausage, gyros and other treats, as well as a variety of handmade items, including paintings, ceramics, photos, jewelry, metal art and clothing.
24 Jul 2014 at 10:26pm





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