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39 min ago | The Campbell Reporter

Pacificans appeal sewer charges to city

Taking the time to go back over water usage and rainfall data to calculate the sewer rate charged by the city, a couple of local families allege the city is using a method that benefits the city and not the home owners.

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Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, McClellan, CA

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

4 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Redwood City: Half Moon Bay man sentenced to two years for possession of child pornography

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Tuesday sentenced a 70-year-old Half Moon Bay man to two years in prison for felony possession of child pornography, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA, Redwood City, CA

8 hrs ago | WebSphere Journal

@Cloudian Named "Bronze Sponsor" of @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International A , which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Foster City, CA, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

13 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the one in seven nationally, according to a new survey released Monday by Feeding America, a network of food banks.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Solano County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

17 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Marin County: Pilot killed in plane crash that ignites 40-acre grass fire

The pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing near Hicks Valley, sparking a 40-acre grass fire reported early Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Marin County, CA, Air Accidents, San Carlos, CA, Novato, CA, Petaluma, CA

21 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo teacher publishes book: - Palm Springs Lite' is a parody of the desert town lifestyle

A lifelong dream to be part of the creation of a book has finally been fulfilled for San Mateo's Cindy Meckl-Sloan.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Observer

California lawmakers pass 3 campaign reform bills

SB1443 would outlaw gifts from lobbyists and reduce the annual overall gift limit for lawmakers from $440 to $200.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA

KXLY-TV Spokane

No charges for accused airport security scammer

A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be prosecuted.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Travel, Entertainment

Inside Bay Area

Filoli's summertime Sculpture in the Gardens

When it was first suggested I visit a sculpture garden exhibit at Filoli for this column, I beat back a muffled yawn.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Woodside, CA

Pacifica Tribune

DA: No criminal charges for deputy who shot Half Moon Bay teen

An investigation into the June officer-involved shooting death of a teenage girl in Half Moon Bay has led the District Attorney to find the deputy's actions were justified in defense of his own life.

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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA

Inside Bay Area

PG&E pleads not guilty in gas explosion case, San Bruno demands PUC preserve computer drives

San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson, right, talks to the media regarding a federal indictment given to PG&E at the federal courthouse in San Francisco, Calif.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, San Bruno, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

ABC News

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Explosion, San Bruno, CA

KTVU Oakland

PG&E pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice, 27 other charges

PG&E Co. pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco Monday to 28 criminal counts, including a charge of obstructing justice in a probe of a fatal pipeline explosion and fire in San Bruno in 2010.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Criminal Defense Law, Law, San Bruno, CA

Contra Costa Times

PG&E pleads not guilty to criminal charges in San Bruno explosion case

PG&E pleaded not guilty on Monday to a new federal criminal indictment on an array of felony charges connected to a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno that could lead to a fine of up to $1.13 billion.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, San Bruno, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Inside Bay Area

SFO: No charges to be filed against man who posed as TSA agent

Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Almanac

East Palo Alto shooting leaves one dead, four injured

An unidentified shooter opened fire on a vehicle driving in East Palo Alto Sunday night, leaving one person dead and four injured, according to East Palo Alto police.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Violent Crime, Menlo Park, CA

KRON 4

VIDEO: One Killed, Three Wounded in Shooting into a Car in East Palo Alto

KRON 4's Will Tran reports an 18-year old died at the scene. Six people were inside the car that was the target of the shooting.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA

Inside Bay Area

California's proposed meat regulations believed too weak

A bill that would clamp down on the use of antibiotics in cattle and poultry is a pen stroke from becoming law in California -- so why aren't environmentalists happy? The author of the legislation, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, touts SB 835 as a critical early step in fighting an emerging national health crisis: the rise of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, California, San Mateo, CA, Life, Food, Dining, Beef, Meat

Almanac

Atherton community rebuilds plane-crash victim's home

A chalk message which reads "Lisa you are loved!" is written on the sidewalk in front of Lisa Jones' recently rebuilt house in East Palo Alto.

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Related Topix: Atherton, CA, Air Accidents, East Palo Alto, CA, Family, Kids, Redwood City, CA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Almanac

Vote-by-mail election trial coming to San Mateo County

Voters in San Mateo County will soon be part of a trial that could help the state decide if it wants to adopt a system of primarily voting by mail, with a greatly reduced number of physical polling places.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

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