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Hockey Hall of Fame sets induction date for Sharks’ Doug Wilson, others

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson now knows when he’ll formally be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald announced Friday that the class of 2020, which Wilson was elected to in June, will be honored as a standalone class Nov. 12-15, 2021. The Hall of Fame will not elect a class of 2021 next year. The induction ceremony was originally supposed to take place next month in Toronto, but in August the event was officially postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Wilson was elected in the Player Category, joined by Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe and Kim St-Pierre. Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland was elected in the Builder Category. “The magic of the induction weekend from the perspective of the new inductees is participating in several days of close interaction with family, friends, former teammates, fellow legends and fans,” McDonald said in a statement. “On that premise, the Board felt that this was the right decision to bestow upon the Class of 2020 the recognition and lifetime experience they so richly deserve in all…

Netflix raises prices for standard and premium plans

(CNN) — Netflix’s prices are going up. The streaming media company is raising the prices on its standard and premium plans for US customers. Its standard plan (streaming on 2 screens, HD available) is now $14 a month, up $1 a month. Its premium subscription (4 screens, Ultra HD) will go up $2 to $18 a month. Its basic plan, allowing viewing on one screen at a time, remains unchanged at $9 a month. Netflix’s stock rose 5% following the news. The new prices will take effect starting immediately for new members while current members will be notified that their subscription is going up as it rolls out over the next few months. “We understand people have more entertainment choices than ever and we’re committed to delivering an even better experience for our members,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re updating our prices so that we can continue to offer more variety of TV shows and films.” The spokesperson added that Netflix offers “a range of plans so that people can pick a price that works best for their budget.” Netflix also retains…

San Jose State football vs. New Mexico: What to know

SAN JOSE STATE VS. NEW MEXICO Records: San Jose State 1-0, 1-0, New Mexico 0-0, 0-0 Kickoff: 4 p.m., CEFCU Stadium, San Jose Radio: KDOW (1220 AM, Palo Alto; 95.3 FM, San Francisco) Television: FS1 Series history: San Jose State leads the all-time series 13-5-1. Last season, San Jose State defeated New Mexico 32-21 in San Jose as then-junior Tre Walker hauled in seven receptions for 130 yards. San Jose State hasn’t lost to New Mexico since 2016.  Storylines: The Mountain West Conference moved this game from Albuquerque to San Jose on Monday because of COVID-19 issues in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. … San Jose State can start 2-0 for the first time since 1987. … The Spartans also have a chance to win three consecutive games (dating back to last season) for the first time since 2013. … San Jose State’s defense aims to build on its best performance under coach Brent Brennan after allowing just six points against Air Force. … Will Nick Starkel, who clearly established himself as San Jose State’s quarterback, spread the ball around more after heavily targeting Bailey Gaither…

California’s coronavirus outlook? It’s complicated

California reported another large number of new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to data compiled by this news organization. So why did its daily average sink? Last Thursday, Los Angeles County dumped a batch of backlogged tests, resulting in an anomaly of more than 6,300 statewide cases reported that day. Now, that outlier has been replaced in the seven-day average calculation by the 4,329 reported this Thursday, or about 32% fewer cases; however, it was about 43% more than the previous Thursday without any backlogged results, two weeks ago. Likewise, while the daily average dropped about 6% in the past 24 hours, to about 4,325 cases per day, it was still about 33% higher than two weeks ago. However, while cases are on the rise statewide, the daily death toll continues to shrink. In the past week, there were 305 fatalities reported around California, or an average of about 44 per day, the fewest in a week since April 9. On Thursday, there were 30 reported around the state, with no more than four in any county. There were four total reported Thursday in…

Martha Moxley murder: Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel won’t be retried

Michael Skakel arrives to a courthouse in Stamford, Conn., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was found bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Martha Moxley in 1974. (AP File)  Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. made the announcement at Stamford Superior Court, where Skakel and his lawyer appeared for a hearing in the case. Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy, was convicted of murder in 2002 and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Several appeals followed. After serving 11 years behind bars, Skakel was freed in 2013 on $1.2 million bail after a judge overturned his conviction, saying his trial lawyer failed to adequately represent him. The state Supreme Court upheld that ruling in 2018, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the state’s appeal last year. Moxley’s brother, John, and her mother, Dorthy, have said they would be at peace with…

France on heightened alert as Muslim protests spread

NICE, France (AP) — The investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church had a second suspect in custody Friday, as France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet. Muslims held more anti-France protests across the Mideast and beyond on Friday, while mourners placed flowers, messages and candles at the entrance to the Notre Dame Basilica in the French Riviera city of Nice, where Thursday’s knife attack took place. The attacker, Ibrahim Issaoui, was seriously wounded by police and hospitalized in life-threatening condition, authorities said. Anti-terrorism prosecutors in France and Tunisia are investigating. The new suspect is a 47-year-old man believed to have been in contact with the attacker the night before the attack, according to a judicial official. The official was not authorized to be publicly named. The victims included 55-year-old Vincent Loques, a father of two who was the church’s sacristan, in charge of its holy objects, according to local broadcaster France-Bleu. Another was a 44-year-old mother of three from Brazil named Simone who had studied…

Coronavirus retail: Santana Row lands new shops, dining

SAN JOSE — Santana Row has landed several new merchants, including stores and a restaurant, in a burst of leasing that underscores how the iconic mixed-use center in San Jose has solidified itself as a destination for a wide array of visitors. A restaurant and a store have just opened, another shop is slated to open next week, and more stores, including a unique digital version of a Nike store, are due to open during 2021, according to Federal Realty, which is the principal owner and developer of Santana Row in western San Jose. The latest merchants that have signed leases at Santana Row are a reminder that the complex can still find plenty of success even though the coronavirus has ushered in an array of economic uncertainties. “We are really excited to see these new and emerging brands coming to Santana Row,” said Collette Navarette, director of marketing West Coast for Federal Realty. Arc’teryx, Nike Live, UGG, Vuori, and Faherty are the new stores at Santana Row. Chika is the new restaurant. — Chika is a gourmet Mexican rosticeria that opened recently and features…

Review: ‘His House’ sees migrant crisis plays out as horror

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press In Remi Weekes’ “His House,” Bol (Sopé Dìrísù) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) have fled war in South Sudan only to find new horrors lurking in English shadows. In the film’s opening moments, they’re brought before a detention center board who announce their release. But it’s qualified. “This is bail,” they’re told. “You’re being released on bail as asylum seekers. You’re not citizens. Not yet.” A case worker (a very good Matt Smith, of “The Crown”) brings them to their bug-ridden, rat-infested new home, a pale-blue concrete tenement with plenty of room but crawling in sinister, dilapidated grime. There are plenty of house rules. They have to stay; they can’t have friends over; even board games are a no-no. “Make it easy for people,” the case worker cautions. “Be one of the good ones.” They very much intend to. “We’re not going back,” Bol says more than once. But inside their new home, they start hearing things inside the walls. Damp wall paper peels back to reveal black holes with visions of horror within. Rial believes a witch has followed…

Letters: No on Prop. 22 | No on Concord measures | Pleasanton mayor | Voting can unite | Court’s role in vote

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Gig companies spending big to sway your vote Ride-share and delivery app companies have spent a record of about $200 million on Proposition 22, the most expensive ballot initiative in U.S. history. Voting yes will allow these companies to classify their drivers as independent contractors, stripping workers of their rights, including unemployment, sick time, overtime, better wages, and discrimination protections. One UC Berkeley study found that if Prop 22 passes, Uber drivers will be guaranteed only $5.64 per hour, earning 64% less than San Francisco’s minimum wage. Uber fights against workers’ rights during a global pandemic and economic crisis, when drivers continue to work, putting themselves at risk without protections like health insurance or unemployment benefits. Don’t let corporations pay for your vote. Tayler Hennings Berkeley Measures V and X show bad faith with voters The city of Concord has not dealt with its citizens in good faith. Ten years ago, it asked voters to pass a temporary half-cent sales tax to help the city recover from the 2008-9 recession.…

Letters: Yes on Measure S | Tonkel ads mislead | Prop. 15 | Prop. 22 | San Jose council | Santa Clara council | Your vote counts

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Santa Clara officials made their 49ers bed I’m writing in response to the Op-Ed by Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and Chief of Police Pat Nikolai (“Opinion: Santa Clarans must decide if they want to be managed by an NFL owner,” Oct. 25). Pat Nikolai was very recently the president of the Police Officers’ Association whose PAC has historically put a lot of money into Santa Clara elections with donations from developers. The POA PAC is dumping more money than ever into this election. Related Articles Letters: Contra Costa colleges | Alameda County board | A bid for bipartisanship | Oakland schools | Orinda’s Measure R Letters: Soquel water | Column reflects selfishness | Campbell council | Santa Clara council | Greatest Generation | Yes on Prop. 19 Letters: Candidate for Valley Link | Yes on Prop. 16 | Alameda County supervisor | Bauer-Kahan and schools | Antioch treasurer | Oakland council Letters: Biden and climate | Re-elect Eshoo | Saratoga council | No on Prop. 20 | Yes on…

Ask Amy: I used to be sexy. Should I give him the photographic proof?

Dear Amy: My husband “Paul’s” birthday is coming up. He and I got married in our 40s. It is an only marriage for us both, so we were each single for a long time beforehand. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  A couple of years before we got together, I hired a photographer to take “boudoir” photos of me — no nudity, but they are sexy. I’ve never shown these photos to anyone aside from the photographer. I ran across the flash drive with them recently while cleaning out a desk. I had the idea that maybe a couple of intimate pictures might be a fun and surprising gift for Paul, but I honestly don’t know if that would be in incredibly poor taste. Our bedroom life is, let’s say, much milder than I experienced as a single woman. Should I go for it or cover up and buy him a shirt for his birthday instead? Smart, or Faux pas? Related Articles Ask Amy: What should I do when he says these inappropriate things? Ask Amy: She dropped a bombshell, and I don’t think she’s…

Harriette Cole: He’s a clown, and my girlfriend doesn’t want him in our house

DEAR HARRIETTE: My girlfriend and my best friend don’t get along. Harriette Cole  They argue about anything we talk about. She says he doesn’t respect our home, and she believes he says rude and obnoxious things. He’s what I call a clown and just likes to make jokes and have fun. It’s why we are friends. My girlfriend doesn’t have our sense of humor, and she thinks he’s a bad influence on me because I become a clown like him when he’s around. She told me she doesn’t want him at our house anymore, and she thinks I should stop hanging out with him. I understand why she feels that way, and he does sometimes get us in bad situations, but I can’t drop a friend just because he’s a bit immature. Can I? I can’t change him; he is who he is. I’ve outgrown him, and I’m ready to settle down, but I don’t know how to begin to end a lifelong friendship. Clown Buddies DEAR CLOWN BUDDIES: You are in a classic situation that many couples face as they settle in to build…

Miss Manners: Should I give my wife feedback on her personality change?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: In all ways and to all people, friends and blood relations alike, my lovely wife is loyal and helpful. But during the “shelter in place” situation, she has shown irritability toward me at various times. This is the first time this has happened in 52 years of marriage. Should I let these odd moments pass or should I give her “feedback” on what I perceive as a change in personality? GENTLE READER: It depends upon how that feedback is phrased. “Why have you become a raving lunatic?” is not recommended. Miss Manners suggests that you focus instead on the solution, not on the behavior. “You seem annoyed with me, dear. Perhaps we should take some time apart and work in separate rooms.” Related Articles Miss Manners: Am I selfish to expect a part in the wedding? Miss Manners: Am I causing distress by asking to see my co-workers? Miss Manners: His excruciating emails make me want to tear my hair out Miss Manners: My wife says it’s fine that our guests yell at each other Miss Manners: They blame me for their…

Dear Abby: My fiancee says sex with co-worker is just blowing off steam

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I are in our early 50s. We dated for two years and have been engaged for three months. She’s a wonderful lady, and I can’t imagine life without her. Jeanne Phillips  I knew she was bi-curious a year ago when she told me one of her married female co-workers was flirting with her and she kind of enjoyed it. Since then, their relationship has grown, and they get together every couple of weeks for intimacy in our home. They have even asked me to join them, which I haven’t done yet. My fiancee insists she isn’t a lesbian or bisexual and what she and her friend are doing is innocent fun, but I’m not so sure. So far, I haven’t made an issue of it and go to bed at my usual time when her friend visits so they can have their fun. But have I opened Pandora’s box by being so agreeable? Related Articles Dear Abby: Can I write and tell her the harm she’s causing her children? Dear Abby: My daughter’s fashion choice embarrassed me Dear Abby: I…

Cupertino: Two arrested on suspicion of stealing catalytic converter

CUPERTINO – Two men were caught trying to steal a catalytic converter from a commercial van in Cupertino early Thursday, authorities said. The incident was reported at a shopping plaza near South De Anza Boulevard and Rodrigues Avenue about 3:30 a.m., the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The sheriff’s office said deputies saw the men cutting the catalytic converter from a Honda. Deputies found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on the men, as well as saws, burglary tools and a floor jack inside their vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. The men were arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose on charges of grand theft, conspiracy, possession of burglary tools, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The sheriff’s office said the South Bay has seen a surge in catalytic converter thefts. The vehicle emissions control devices contain precious metals that can be sold for hundreds of dollars. Residents can reduce the risk of having their catalytic converters stolen by parking in a garage, parking in a well-lit and highly trafficked area, parking in an…

Video: First reaction to unboxing the Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s most powerful console to date with its AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. The $499 machine, which comes out Nov. 10, promises to be one of the hottest holiday items and a must-have for gamers. Microsoft sent the console early for review purposes and I had the opportunity to do an unboxing. I waited a day to get the reactions on camera and the experience is nicely crafted by the company out of Redmond, Washington. The box comes wrapped neatly and the wires and controller are tucked away neatly in a separate compartment. Related Articles How San Mateo’s Roblox became the ‘it’ game for tweens — and a massive business Review in progress: ‘Watch Dogs Legion’ has promising start despite a major glitch ‘Pokemon Go’: November set for two Community Days with Electabuzz and Magmar First look: Unboxing the PlayStation 5 and its accessories Review: FNATIC React is built with eye toward competition My best advice when unboxing the Xbox Series X is to make sure it’s facing the right direction. Remove the box on a table or…

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