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52 min ago | KTVU Oakland

25-year-old cold case murder suspect pleads not guilty

A man facing the death penalty for allegedly killing and sexually assaulting a woman 25 years ago has pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court, prosecutors said Friday.


Related Topix: Brisbane, CA

4 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

Local nonprofit aids in Central American immigrant crisis

Xavier Lazo walks down University Avenue in East Palo Alto on July 25, 2014. Lazo has been in the U.S. since March 2013 after fleeing gang violence in his home country of El Salvador and now lives with his grandmother in Redwood City.


Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, Walnut Creek, CA

8 hrs ago | Oakland Tribune

San Mateo: Sewage contaminates creek in Laurelwood Park

Crews were working Friday afternoon to repair a broken sewer main that befouled a creek in a popular park in the San Mateo hills for several days -- and possibly much longer.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Belmont, CA

9 hrs ago |

Retired Menlo Park firefighter Jerry Peters is featured artist at Portola Art Galley in August

Jerry Peters is the featured artist in August at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park.


Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, Fire, Painting, Arts

13 hrs ago | Almanac

Two people require surgery after car crashes into Palo Alto restaurant

Emergency responders from the Menlo Park Fire Department carry an injured man to an ambulance following a car accident in which a driver drove over a sidewalk near University Cafe injuring six people, one critically, on July 31, 2014.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Menlo Park, CA, San Jose, CA

14 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Removing a lawn? Check out synthetic turf

It was often considered the bad toupee of the landscaping world by people who observed the glaringly fake grass that started appearing in the 1960s.


Related Topix: Burlingame, CA, South San Francisco, CA

15 hrs ago | SF Appeal

BART Plans Weekend Closure of Daly City Platforms

Bart will close two platforms at the Daly City station on Saturday and Sunday for maintenance and improvement activities, Bart officials announced Thursday.


Related Topix: Daly City, CA, Fremont, CA, Pleasanton, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

19 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

A night for the arts: San Mateo First Friday expands to three locations

Photo Courtesy of Flywheel Press Visitors gather at a previous First Friday event at the Shop at Flywheel Press in San Mateo.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Graphic Design, Arts, Oakland, CA

Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

Pinay nurse's killer charged with 1st degree murder

REDWOOD CITY, California The man accused of killing his Filipina girlfriend in front of her 5-year old daughter last week appeared in a state Superior Court in Camden, New Jersey Wednesday for arraignment.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Friday is film night in HMB: Demolishing culture in modern China

Missing Home is a documentary that explores the affects of modernization on the people of China- specifically its effects on the culture & lives of people living in Hutongs, Beijing's ancient sprawling alleys.


Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA

San Jose Mercury News

PG&E shares plunge as investors ponder new criminal charges over San Bruno explosion

PG&E shares plunged on Thursday, amid a slump in profits that were weakened by expenses related to improvements to its natural gas system, under scrutiny following a fatal explosion in San Bruno nearly four years ago.


Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Explosion, San Bruno, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

KING-TV Seattle

Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA, Fresno County, CA


Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering, Corruption Charges

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco today to plead not guilty to a new racketeering charge and 10 corruption and bribery counts in an expanded grand jury indictment.


Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Woman Gets 11 Years in Prison for Trying to Kill Husband at Work

A woman convicted of trying to kill her estranged husband by stabbing him at the business they owned in Redwood City in 2011 was sentenced this morning to 11 years to life in prison, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

Inside Bay Area

Million-dollar-plus home sales hit record in Bay Area

Boosted by soaring demand, sales of Bay Area homes costing a million-dollars or more hit an all time high last quarter, according to a real-estate information service.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Hillsborough, CA, Home Listing, Home

The Modesto Bee

Pastor sued for trying to sell church property

The San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday that the complaint names Born Again Christian Center Pastor Andre Harris, along with his wife, Gloria, and members of his extended family.


Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Modesto, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

DA won't retry driver for fatal collision: Man died after being hit...

The driver whose out-of-control car sent a concrete garbage can flying into a San Mateo pedestrian who later died will not be retried for vehicular manslaughter because the deadlocked jury leaned so strongly toward acquittal, prosecutors announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA


New app turns SoMa into valet

Lazy or time-crunched drivers can now request on-demand valet-style parking from their phones in the South of Market neighborhood.


Related Topix: SoMa (San Francisco, CA), Embarcadero (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, South San Francisco, CA

International Business Times

Formula 1 Chief Sues Google over Sex Party Pictures

Former Formula 1 chief Max Mosley is suing Google for continuing to link pictures of him taken during a sex party that was erroneously reported to have had a Nazi theme.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Menlo Park, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Inside Bay Area

PG&E calls criminal charges against agency 'unwarranted,' says it didn't break the law

Just hours after PG&E was indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges, among them obstruction of justice, the agency released a statement calling the charges "unwarranted."


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