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SJSU shooting: Officers cleared, family outraged, split views on body cam video
In what is believed to be Santa Clara County's first instance where video from an officer-worn body camera figured prominently in the investigation of a police shooting, the District Attorney's Office on Friday cleared two San Jose State officers in the Feb. 21, 2014 death of 38-year-old Antonio Guzman Lopez just off the campus's southern edge.
22 May 2015 at 8:10pm

Could a drought disaster movie happen in California?
The state is in the fourth year of the worst drought in its history, with farmers in the Central Valley pumping so much groundwater from aquifers that the state is literally sinking -- and shrinking! But unlike temblors, tsunamis and catastrophic forest fires, droughts are slow-rolling disasters, and thus, according to conventional blockbuster wisdom, inherently uncinematic.
22 May 2015 at 6:18pm

12 California hospitals fined by state health officials
The California Department of Public Health this week fined 12 hospitals a total of $775,000 after investigations determined that the hospitals caused -- or were likely to cause -- death or serious injury to patients.

22 May 2015 at 5:24pm

San Jose softball coach, 22, arrested on charges of sexually assaulting Milpi...
A San Jose softball coach has been arrested in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a Milpitas teen earlier this year, Milpitas Police Department reported Friday.
22 May 2015 at 4:26pm

Pizarro: Cat cafe coming to San Jose
The Dancing Cat, a 'cat cafe' and adoption center, is ready to open in San Jose.
22 May 2015 at 3:46pm

Biz Break: Salesforce wanted $70 billion from Microsoft, report says
Microsoft has dropped out of the bidding for Salesforce after CEO Marc Benioff asked for as much as $70 billion, according to a CNBC report. Also: HP gets a boost from earnings.
22 May 2015 at 3:38pm

Walden West: Feds suspected man of exploitation in 2014, senator alleges
Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla, the former night manager at Walden West environmental camp, was being investigated for child exploitation as early as November 2014, a U.S. senator alleges.

22 May 2015 at 1:14pm

Monterey County family seeks return of baby's ashes stolen during burglary
A Marina family is asking for the public's help in locating the ashes of their infant son, which were stolen during a residential burglary on May 12.
22 May 2015 at 12:13pm

Report: Grand jury probes PG&E's ties with California regulators
A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California's largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.
22 May 2015 at 11:57am

Second man who beat Giants fan Bryan Stow in LA gets federal time
A second man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection to a brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside of Dodger Stadium in 2011.
22 May 2015 at 11:54am


Hawks' DeMarre Carroll starts despite knee sprain; Kyle Korver sprains ankle
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise start in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers, despite having suffering a left knee sprain 48 hours prior in Game 1.
22 May 2015 at 8:47pm

Oakland to breathe life into empty convention center
The Oakland City Council will soon decide the fate of the empty, 114-year-old Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center and Civic Auditorium.
22 May 2015 at 8:44pm

Jeff Van Gundy a new candidate to be Pelicans head coach
Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in and emerged as a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching position, according to league sources. ?
22 May 2015 at 8:37pm

Robot demonstrates human-like learning abilities
Berkeley researchers crated a robot that can learn and get smarter all by itself after performing tedious tasks over and over again.
22 May 2015 at 8:33pm

Longoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2
Longoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2
22 May 2015 at 8:29pm

Alex Rodriguez ties Babe Ruth for 4th on all-time RBIs list at 1,992
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tied Babe Ruth for fourth on the all-time RBIs list by driving in the 1,992nd run of his career.
22 May 2015 at 8:22pm

Chris Weidman labels Vitor Belfort a cheater on eve of UFC 187 match
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman accused Vitor Belfort of cheating, based on his fluctuating testosterone levels, during their UFC 187 weigh-in on Friday.
22 May 2015 at 8:22pm

Olsen twins will not return for 'Full House' revival
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not reprise the role they shared as Michelle Tanner in the upcoming revival of the ABC sitcom 'Full House.'
22 May 2015 at 8:16pm

How to repurpose your old smartphone for home security
7 On Your Side finds out why you might want to consider repurposing your old smartphone device, rather than recycling it.
22 May 2015 at 8:14pm

Navy Training Jet Skids Into San Diego Bay, Pilot Rescued
A Navy jet has skidded off a runway during takeoff for a training flight in San Diego, and its pilot was rescued by a civilian boat, a Navy official said.
22 May 2015 at 8:03pm

Contra Costa Times: Bay & State

Oakland to choose developer to restore shuttered Henry J. Kaiser Convention C...
Michael Morgan gazed wistfully across the Calvin Simmons Theatre, the concert hall in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center where the maestro for years skillfully guided ensembles.
22 May 2015 at 7:14pm

Discovery Bay teen accused of killing boy has arraignment postponed
Public defender requests continuance; judge schedules next hearing for June 2
22 May 2015 at 7:11pm

Bay Area adds 17,200 jobs, fueled by 8,400 jobs in Santa Clara County
The Bay Area added 17,200 jobs during April, fueled by big job gains in Santa Clara County, a hiring boom that hearkens back to the dot-com era and is intense enough it's getting tougher to find skilled workers.
22 May 2015 at 7:07pm

Richmond's African-American population declining
For decades, Richmond was a center for black life in the Bay Area and home to many Baptist churches, blues and jazz clubs and black-owned businesses. But over the past two decades, many black families have moved out of the city, forced out by high crime, redevelopment and a lack of jobs. Now that things are finally improving, black residents face being displaced through gentrification.
22 May 2015 at 6:58pm

Castro Valley hills: Pilot killed when small plane crashes
His body and wreckage of the single-engine airplane were found Friday morning, a day after he crashed into rugged, hilly grazing land.
22 May 2015 at 6:44pm

Toxic algae closes swimming at regional park in Fremont
Swimming is banned at Quarry Lakes Regional Park until at least May 27 due to an outbreak of toxic algae, officials said Friday.
22 May 2015 at 6:12pm

Pittsburg: Police, fire officials investigate fire near pot grow
Fire and police officials are investigating whether or not a marijuana grow caused a one-alarm fire at a Pittsburg home Thursday night, a fire official said.
22 May 2015 at 5:59pm

Newark: Serious crash closes Cedar Boulevard on Friday morning
Police ask motorists to avoid intersection of Cedar Boulevard and Cedar Court for the next few hours due to accident.
22 May 2015 at 5:12pm

Bay Area fairs and festivals: Here's a roundup
From ethnic festivals to foodie gatherings to county fairs, here's a guide to fun events in the Bay Area through the summer.
22 May 2015 at 5:05pm

San Mateo Bridge, BART weekend closures planned
Memorial Day weekend travelers may need to plan detours, delays.
22 May 2015 at 4:39pm

Oakland Tribune

Plane crash near Castro Valley kills pilot
His body and wreckage of the single-engine airplane were found Friday morning, a day after he crashed into rugged, hilly grazing land.
22 May 2015 at 6:44pm

Medical pot raids called unwarranted
Residents say they are being unfairly targeted despite having medical marijuana permits, but police insist they are finding criminal acts
22 May 2015 at 4:05pm

OPD close to regaining control of force
The federal judge overseeing the Oakland Police Department's 13-year reform efforts is narrowing the focus of his probe, signaling that the once-embattled police agency could soon regain control of its force.
22 May 2015 at 8:50am

Warriors hold off Rockets 99-98, lead series 2-0
Stephen Curry scores 33 points, helps foil Harden on Houston's last possession
22 May 2015 at 5:59am

Watch: Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Game 2 preview
Columnist Marcus Thompson and beat writer Diamond Leung preview Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.
21 May 2015 at 4:38pm

TK Show: Raj Mathai talks with Kawakami
I figured NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai--a friend of mine--would be a great guest and that we'd be able to talk about all sorts of interesting things.
21 May 2015 at 2:31pm

Oakland ending fiscal year with some extra cash
City officials will have extra spending money to end the fiscal year as the Bay Area's booming economy keeps revenues swelling beyond expectations.
21 May 2015 at 12:22pm

Antonio Smith investigated for child abuse
Texas prosecutors on Thursday confirmed they are conducting an investigation when asked about a report that Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith, a former Oakland Raider, is being probed on suspicion of child abuse
21 May 2015 at 9:36am

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