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King Fire arson suspect is former Santa Cruz man
A 37-year-old former Santa Cruz man with a local criminal history was arrested Wednesday in connection with an El Dorado County wildfire that has grown exponentially and forced nearly 2,800 people to evacuate.
19 Sep 2014 at 8:00am




Pepper spray coming to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall
Santa Clara County approved a pilot program earlier this year that will allow the use of pepper spray against juvenile hall wards starting next month, which critics say is out of step with national rehabilitation trends.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:43am



Woman grabbed gun during May argument at 49ers' Ray McDonald's house, report ...
Police on Thursday released a report about an argument in May at San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald's San Jose home where a woman allegedly brandished a gun, about three months before an Aug. 31 clash that led to McDonald's domestic-violence arrest.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:03am




Barry Bonds case: Conviction reversal seems likely
Federal appeals court expresses concern about home run king Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.
18 Sep 2014 at 8:06pm




What's Apple building for its big Sept. 9 iPhone event?
For its highly anticipated new-product unveiling this fall, Apple is going back to where it all began. The company sent out a terse invitation Thursday for an event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, where Apple's original Mac was unveiled 30 years ago and where an enormous top-secret, three-story structure is now being built.
18 Sep 2014 at 6:25pm




San Jose police jettison hulking armored transport
Amid a national furor over police militarization, the San Jose Police Department has decided to send back an armored vehicle it acquired from a federal military surplus program.
18 Sep 2014 at 6:15pm




Roadshow: Watch out for wrong-way drivers at night
One of the greatest risks on the road is drunk drivers who have a tendency to drive the wrong way late at night or in predawn hours.
18 Sep 2014 at 3:04pm




Review: Anderson Collection of 20th-century art opens Sept. 21
Housed on the Stanford University campus in a $36 million building designed by Richard Olcott, this collection, built over past half-century by a Bay Area couple, enjoys 15,000 square feet of exhibition space, where 104 paintings, sculptures and other works are currently displayed. (The entire collection numbers 121 pieces.) Olcott's building, which is impressive in its own right, floats next to Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, and admission is free to both.
18 Sep 2014 at 12:20pm




Pizarro: Monopoly in the Park looking better than ever
The huge Monopoly in the Park board in San Jose's Discovery Meadow was prettied up recently as part of Friends of San Jose's 20th anniversary celebration.
18 Sep 2014 at 12:19pm



Police Blotter: Caller reports man snapping a bullwhip in front of house
SUNNYVALE900 block of South Wolfe Road, 12:20 p.m. Sept. 10 Two people confronted a female, threatened her with a gun and took her gold necklace.
18 Sep 2014 at 11:39am




ABC 7


Search Warrant for Missing UVA Student
A search warrant has now been issued in the investigation for missing student Hannah Graham.
19 Sep 2014 at 7:29am




Vick says Goodell 'doing a great job'
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, who was on the receiving end of Roger Goodell's justice seven years ago, defended the embattled NFL commissioner, saying Thursday that Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job.
19 Sep 2014 at 7:09am



Li Na, 32, retires, citing knee issues
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.
19 Sep 2014 at 7:09am



Dashcam Video Captures Cop Rescuing Man from Burning Car
A man has an Ohio police officer to thank for saving his life after the officer dragged him out of a burning car.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:54am



Apple fanatics wait in long lines for iPhone 6 release
Long lines have formed outside of Apple stores around the world for the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:32am




APPLE UH-OH: Watch a young man drop the first iPhone 6 sold in that store
But the phone's OK, so it wound up as an inadvertent ad for Apple.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:57am




Bay Area weather forecast for Thursday
High pressure is building into the region. After some early morning fog, we will see sunshine across the Bay Area by Friday afternoon.
19 Sep 2014 at 5:51am




Scotland Votes Against Leaving the United Kingdom
Scotland won't be leaving the United Kingdom after all.
19 Sep 2014 at 5:26am



Mother's dying wish granted after her nurse takes in her son
A single mother's dying wish was for her nurse to take care of her 8-year-old son when she's gone. She's gotten that, and so much more.
19 Sep 2014 at 5:13am




Lines forming outside Apple stores for new iPhone release
Long lines have formed in front of Apple stores in the Bay Area for the two iPhones being released this morning.
19 Sep 2014 at 4:55am





Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore tech
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies -- and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.
18 Sep 2014 at 4:56pm




Pepper spray coming to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall
Santa Clara County approved a pilot program earlier this year that will allow the use of pepper spray against juvenile hall wards starting next month, which critics say is out of step with national rehabilitation trends.
18 Sep 2014 at 4:22pm



Barry Bonds case: Conviction reversal seems likely
Federal appeals court expresses concern about home run king Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.
19 Sep 2014 at 7:27am



Clorox names Dorer as new CEO
Clorox Thursday appointed one of its top executives, Benno Dorer, as the company's new chief executive officer, succeeding current CEO Donald Knauss. Dorer is chief operating officer of the company's cleaning, international and corporate strategy divisions, and was seen as one of the front runners for the top job.
18 Sep 2014 at 4:56pm



Alibaba IPO won't rain money on Silicon Valley
Unlike the big IPOs that have rained wealth onto Silicon Valley and lined the pockets of tech employees, Alibaba won't be the blockbuster payday the valley has come to associate with public offerings.
18 Sep 2014 at 5:34pm



Drugging Our Kids: California calls for new checks on psych meds for foster kids
In a significant step toward curbing the overuse of psychiatric drugs in California's foster care system, doctors will soon be required to get extra authorization to prescribe antipsychotics, a new safeguard to protect some of the state's most overmedicated children.
18 Sep 2014 at 6:10pm



Officials demand Attorney General probe PUC for improper emails in case linke...
Three political leaders from the Peninsula said Thursday they want the state Attorney General to investigate the Public Utilities Commission and improper communications aimed at influencing which PUC judge would oversee a gas rate case linked to a fatal explosion in San Bruno.
18 Sep 2014 at 8:19pm



S.S.F.: Plumber arrested for allegedly bludgeoning man to death at gym
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- A South San Francisco plumber was arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly bludgeoned another man to death at a gym Wednesday, police said.
18 Sep 2014 at 9:41pm



Watsonville: Three teens arrested in baseball-bat beating of store clerk
Watsonville police arrested two 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old man this week in connection with a violent robbery with a baseball bat that left a store clerk with a fractured skull.
19 Sep 2014 at 7:00am




Disruptive teens force Antioch fast-food restaurants to lock doors after school
Loitering and fights have long been an issue at a plaza near Deer Valley High School.
18 Sep 2014 at 6:14pm





Oakland Tribune



Former Santa Cruz man arrested as King Fire arson suspect
A 37-year-old former Santa Cruz man with a local criminal history was arrested Wednesday in connection with an El Dorado County wildfire that has grown exponentially and forced nearly 2,800 people to evacuate.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:40am





Spike in car burglaries in West Berkeley
Berkeley police say there has been about one car burglary a day over the last month in the area near the Berkeley Marina and along Gilman Street and University Avenue between San Pablo Avenue and 3rd Street.
18 Sep 2014 at 6:31pm





A's choose Nashville as their new Triple-A affiliate
The Oakland A's announced Thursday they've signed a four-year Triple-A affiliation deal with the Nashville Sounds, officially ending their 15-year affiliation with the Sacramento River Cats
18 Sep 2014 at 10:31am





California leads the nation in preventable train deaths
About 10 minutes before she was struck and killed by a freight train, 14-year-old Jenna Betti texted her parents that she and her friend were heading back from a walk and that they'd be home shortly.
18 Sep 2014 at 6:28am





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