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46 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

Portola Valley: Mountain lion seen in back yard

Deputies said residents in the 500 block of Crest Vista Lane called the sheriff's office Saturday morning after they saw a mountain lion in their backyard around 11:15 p.m. A 65-pound male mountain lion was killed Wednesday in Santa Clara County following a Sept. 7 attack on a 6-year-old boy who was hiking with his family.

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Related Topix: Portola Valley, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Science / Technology

5 hrs ago | KCBY-TV Coos Bay

State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuit

Oregon has budgeted $2 million for its legal fight with software giant Oracle over the state's failed health care exchange website. The state sued the Redwood City, California, company in Marion County Circuit Court last month, claiming that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering activity."

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Health Insurance, Health, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Patch.com

San Mateo County CA: MOSQUITOES Are Still Buzzing

A crowdfunding page has been set up and a fundraiser is planned at Pipes Cafe, where Tara Marquez-Tortarolo has been manager for 9 years. Visitors can now pick up a "virtual queue" ticket, similar to a ride Fastpass, at no cost to meet the heroines from smash movie "Frozen."

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11 hrs ago | KRON 4

11-Year-Old Girl Killed in Fatal 280 Crash In Burlingame

An 11-year-old was killed Sunday morning in a crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Burlingame, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers responded around 12:55 a.m. to a report of pedestrians on the shoulder of northbound Interstate Highway 280, south of Trousdale Drive.

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Related Topix: Burlingame, CA

13 hrs ago | Patch.com

San Bruno CA: WILL You Participate October 25th 2014?

A crowdfunding page has been set up and a fundraiser is planned at Pipes CafA©, where Tara Marquez-Tortarolo has been manager for 9 years. 2 L.A. City Councilmen Urge Feds to End Ban on Blood Donated by Men who Had Sex with Other Men The restriction was put in place in 1983 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when there was no way of testing for HIV in blood or plasm A motorist has accused him of threatening to kill him and then showing up outside his place of work a few days later.

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Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Food and Drug Administration

17 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Internal Affairs: County supervisors' offices could use a bit of privacy

Pondering a report last week on the overripe-for-renovation Civic Center campus, Santa Clara County supervisors talked of modernizing traditional office setups into "nonterritorial" and open designs so prevalent among Silicon Valley tech companies that offer more playful perks than the county. Board President Mike Wasserman said that being a health-minded county, there's something to say for an in-house fitness center as well as showers to allow workers to de-stink themselves after they've been encouraged to bike to work.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, San Mateo, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Man killed in East Palo Alto shooting

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue around 2:50 a.m., Sgt. Jeff Liu said.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA

KRON 4

Mountain Lion Sighting Reported in San Mateo County

A resident saw the lion on the side of the road straddling a dead dear at about 10:23 p.m. in the 300 block Devonshire Boulevard. On Wednesday, wildlife officials in Cupertino shot and killed a mountain that mauled a 6-year-old boy on Sunday.

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The Daily Democrat

Initiative to split California into six states fails to qualify for ballot

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper's "Six Californias" plan to break up the Golden State failed to qualify for November 2016's ballot, falling well short of the petition signatures required, the Secretary of State's Office reported Friday. The slip-up seemed like the punchline to what had mushroomed into a national joke, with television talk-show hosts taking potshots at California's latest political weirdness.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, San Mateo, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

OP-ED: An unusual race in San Mateo County

I never imagined signing a petition to run for local government office in San Mateo County, particularly at the age of 25. Motivated to actively engage my community by promoting policies that provide for a prosperous and sustainable economy, lower taxes for hardworking Americans and a quality education system with more school choice and the best curriculum, I worked tirelessly to establish and drive a campaign strategy that would help me connect with voters on a personal level. Months into the race, I took notice that others in the community joined my cause.

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Related Topix: US News, Opinion

San Mateo Daily Journal

New murder sentence for gang slaying: Judge reduces life without...

A 23-year-old Redwood City man convicted as a teenager of killing a 19-year-old man at a party six years ago was resentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison. Ricardo Garcia, who was 17 when he killed Solomone Zarate, was serving life without parole after his 2010 conviction as an adult of first-degree murder with a special gang allegation that made him parole ineligible.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Redwood City, CA, US News, US Supreme Court

Inside Bay Area

More homeless students in California, but number declines in some counties, report says

Like trying to count the revolving number of people who sleep under freeways and in doorways, gauging the number of Bay Area students who are homeless isn't easy to pin down. But their numbers are on the rise in California and some Bay Area counties, according to a report released earlier this week by the California Homeless Youth Project.

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Related Topix: California, Santa Clara County, CA, Alameda County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Education Etc.

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Initiative to split California into six states fails to qualify for ballot

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper's "Six Californias" plan to break up the Golden State failed to qualify for November 2016's ballot, falling well short of the petition signatures required, the Secretary of State's Office reported Friday. The slip-up seemed like the punchline to what had mushroomed into a national joke, with television talk-show hosts taking potshots at California's latest political weirdness.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, San Mateo, CA

Patch.com

'The Boxtrolls' Characters and Cardboard Challenge in San Mateo

A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family, The Boxtrolls is about a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs beneath the charming cobblestone streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's pest exterminator, Archibald Snatcher , plots to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground and teams up with the feisty rich girl, Winnie , to save his family.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Coraline

Contra Costa Times

Redwood City spa owner pleads not guilty to pimping charges

The owner of two Redwood City massage parlors pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of pimping and two counts of keeping a house of prostitution, prosecutors said Thursday. Ting Sun, 28, was arrested Aug. 8 at the New Spa at 636 El Camino Real after an undercover police officer went there and was offered prostitution.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

NewsOK.com

Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court

A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for, but never received. The Panzer IV tank was part of a fleet of military vehicles amassed by Stanford University-trained engineer Jacques Littlefield.

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Related Topix: Portola Valley, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

Seven years prison for McDonald's robbery

A former Pleasanton McDonald's manager was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for robbing another McDonald's in San Mateo last year, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Felix Jeronimo Gonzalez-Becerra, 43, is also suspected of robbing his own McDonald's and is expected to face separate charges in that case, according to prosecutors.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Hayward, CA, San Leandro, CA, Pleasanton, CA

InMenlo.com

Spotted: Author Neal Stephenson speaking at Kepler's in Menlo Park

Author and game designer Neal Stephenson was at Kepler's in Menlo Park last night, part of the book store's Peninsula Arts and Letters series. Stephenson writes what is described as "speculative fiction."

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Adopting just one kitten

DEAR JOAN: My wonderful 20-year-old cat recently died, and I'm finally ready to find a kitten to adopt. I have gone to several cat rescue agencies and even though I have found kittens I would like to adopt, they are unadoptable unless I take two.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Burlingame, CA

Patch.com

San Mateo County CA: SEEKING Volunteer Docents

On October 11 and 18, 2014, the San Mateo County Historical Association will conduct its annual docent training for its three sites: the San Mateo County History Museum, the Sanchez Adobe historic house in Pacifica and the Woodside Store in Woodside. The program is free.

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Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, Woodside, CA, San Mateo, CA

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