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Santa Clara schools trustee ordered to stay off campus
Santa Clara schools trustee Christopher Stampolis has been ordered not to step foot on the Peterson Middle School campus where his son attends and to stay away from the principal, because he allegedly has harassed her and staff, according to court documents.
1 Oct 2014 at 9:25pm




Renowned Stanford physicist, Nobel laureate Martin Perl dies
Martin Perl, an elementary particle physicist captivated with understanding the most basic building blocks of nature, died Tuesday at age 87, officials at Stanford University said.
1 Oct 2014 at 9:16pm




Honda's chief of staff apologizes for email exchange with political director
Congressman Mike Honda's chief of staff has apologized for blurring the line between her official duties and her work on his re-election campaign.
1 Oct 2014 at 6:28pm



Biz Break: eBay second-guessed for PayPal spinoff, Apple rift eyed as cause
Today: Sentiment on eBay's PayPal spinoff seems to flip in tough day on Wall Street.
1 Oct 2014 at 5:04pm




Santa Clara Co.: Human-trafficking task force yields three crucial cases sinc...
A joint police-prosecutor team dedicated to combatting human trafficking in Santa Clara County has yielded three significant cases since its inception this past summer.
1 Oct 2014 at 4:54pm



Roadshow: The history behind the I-880 mess
A lot of neighborhoods were disrupted, which probably led designers to minimize the amount of property they took, which constrained the amount of space available to widen the freeway.
1 Oct 2014 at 2:39pm




Herhold: Hillbrook School looks to expand in Los Gatos
Around 3 p.m. every school day, Hillbrook School's head of school, Mark Silver, a wiry, voluble man, helps load kids into the cars that circle the tony private institution's lot.
1 Oct 2014 at 12:41pm




Santa Clara: San Jose woman struck and killed by car leaving parking lot
A 75-year-old San Jose woman was fatally struck Friday afternoon while walking along the sidewalk on Winchester Boulevard, according to police.

1 Oct 2014 at 12:17pm



Pizarro: Saratoga to celebrates its history Saturday
Heritage Day in Saratoga will feature music, exhibits, tours and costumed historical figures celebrating the history of the village.
1 Oct 2014 at 11:43am



Condoleezza Rice to receive honor at West Point
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will receive the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Award.
1 Oct 2014 at 10:41am




ABC 7


Santa Clara resident stabbed in botched burglary
Police in Santa Clara are on the scene of a botched burglary after a man was seen walking out of a house covered in blood.
2 Oct 2014 at 4:55am




Abduction Suspect Accused of Sex Assault While at College
Virginia State Police have already confirmed that they found "a new forensic link" between the 2009 murder of Morgan Harrington and the suspected abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham after Jesse Matthew was arrested in her case.
2 Oct 2014 at 4:51am



Patient Placed in Isolation in Hawaii Over Ebola Concerns
A person in Hawaii was placed in isolation after exhibiting possible symptoms consistent with Ebola, state health officials said.
2 Oct 2014 at 4:15am



Child With Enterovirus 68 Dies in Rhode Island
Health officials confirmed the first Enterovirus 68 death.
2 Oct 2014 at 2:59am



Football death is 3rd in recent days
ELWOOD, N.Y. -- A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island, becoming the third high school football player to die in recent days. Authorities say Tom Cutinella, a player ..
2 Oct 2014 at 2:38am



Texas Ebola Patient Prayed With Family on Phone
The patient who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been identified as a former chauffeur from Liberia who prayed with family members by phone today.
2 Oct 2014 at 2:33am



Pirates ousted as Giants' power backs Madison Bumgarner shutout
Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game.
2 Oct 2014 at 2:13am



C.J. Spillman under investigation
Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel last month, according to Grapevine, Texas police.
2 Oct 2014 at 2:07am



KeiVarae Russell rips Notre Dame
Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell has voiced heightened frustration with the school in a since-deleted Instagram post, saying it was "becoming ridiculous" after it held a hearing before a disciplinary committee regarding his suspension.
2 Oct 2014 at 1:42am



Bumgarner, SF Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance
Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night.
2 Oct 2014 at 1:23am





Contra Costa Times: Bay & State


Thousands of Comcast viewers miss Royals' game-winning hit against A's
Comcast spokesman says cable company is investigating why a glitch caused viewers from Mountain View to Monterey to miss the game-winning single that sent the Kansas City Royals past the Oakland A's in 12 innings in the A.L. wild-card playoff game.
1 Oct 2014 at 10:34pm




Barnidge: Former kindred spirits square off in Martinez mayoral race
Schroder vs. Gerlack pits two of the best-known names in the city
1 Oct 2014 at 9:28pm




Bay Area braces for heat wave; fire crews wary
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for most of the Northern and Central California coast beginning Thursday and running through Friday, as temperatures inch toward the high 80s and low 90s in most coastal cities and the upper 90s and even low 100s in some inland areas. For fire crews tasked with monitoring a state that's already bone dry and an area that has seen disastrous fires, that's not good news.
1 Oct 2014 at 7:18pm




Alameda: School board's two seats sought by three
Incumbent Mike McMahon, who has served on the school board for the past 12 years, is seeking re-election, and also running are Solana Henneberry, a special-education teacher, and accountant Gary Lym.
1 Oct 2014 at 6:39pm



Alameda: Three candidates seeking two seats on City Council
Incumbent Stewart Chen is campaigning to retain his seat, and former Councilmember Frank Matarrese and first-time candidate Jim Oddie are aiming to capture either Chen's seat or the one occupied by Lena Tam, who is termed out.
1 Oct 2014 at 6:39pm



Honda's chief of staff apologizes for email exchange with political director
Congressman Mike Honda's chief of staff has apologized for blurring the line between her official duties and her work on his re-election campaign.
1 Oct 2014 at 6:28pm



Alameda: Altarena Playhouse presenting 'Little Shop of Horrors'
The musical "Little Shop of Horrors" will literally take over the stage (and possibly parts of the audience) from Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
1 Oct 2014 at 5:25pm



Alameda police logs: Burglar reportedly steals keys, then vehicle
The incident was reported about 2:50 a.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Santa Clara Avenue.
1 Oct 2014 at 5:20pm



Race for Alameda County schools chief: Underdog issues verbal attacks during ...
Helen Foster highly critical of office in which opponent Karen Monroe is the second in command
1 Oct 2014 at 5:12pm




Drummond: Mayor Jean Quan's got (ground) game
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is a formidable campaigner. She walks and walks in the final stretch to Nov. 4.
1 Oct 2014 at 4:59pm





Oakland Tribune



Groups at odds over Claremont Canyon eucalyptus fire hazard
Claremont Canyon Conservancy wants to remove the trees while Hills Conservation Network wants to thin them as both groups await the completion of an environmental impact statement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
1 Oct 2014 at 9:43pm





'Gone Girl' leaps successfully from page to screen
Anchored by blistering performances from Rosamund Pike as a beautiful wife who goes missing and Ben Affleck as her prime-suspect husband, 'Gone Girl' is as mesmerizing to watch as the book was to read.
1 Oct 2014 at 5:10pm





Cal could face Title IX suit with field hockey now homeless
Women's field hockey team at Cal has no practice or game facility, as previous field is being converted to a practice field for football; field hockey now practices twice a week at Stanford
1 Oct 2014 at 9:52am





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