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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.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Coastsider

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.

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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.

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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.

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

KRON 4

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.

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

KRON 4

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA

SFGate

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.

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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.

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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."

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

The Campbell Reporter

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."

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

KRNV-TV Reno

Man pleads no contest to torturing dog

A San Francisco Bay area man accused of torturing and killing a puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter has pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor child endangerment charges.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Palo Alto Weekly

V is for 'Victory'

Connie Cavanaugh of the Garden Club of Palo Alto, works in the Victory Garden behind the Museum of American Heritage on July 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, Redwood City, CA

KRON 4

Swimmer Rescued from Bay Near San Mateo Bridge

A distressed swimmer is now receiving treatment in San Mateo County after getting in trouble near the San Mateo Bridge.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA

Almanac

Menlo Park studies lane changes to El Camino Real

The quest for a wider El Camino Real -- three lanes in each direction -- is moving forward in Menlo Park, but as always, the wheels of progress, like those of commute traffic, turn slowly.

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The Campbell Reporter

Exchange pastor loves Pacifica

Pastor Klaus Bergmann left his hometown of Wolfsburg, Germany and arrived in Pacifica on July 7 with his wife, Beate, and son, Valentin, 17, to take part in a three-month International Pulpit Exchange Program with Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rockaway Beach.

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Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, World News, Germany, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Linda, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

California far exceeds projections for coverage

Allynne Noelle, 32, preps her feet for pointe work at the Los Angeles Ballet studio.

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Related Topix: California, Arts, Ballet, Healthcare Law, Law, Menlo Park, CA

The Reporter

PUC president's unethical behavior laid bare

We knew Michael Peevey was PG&E's biggest ally in fending off accountability for the deadly San Bruno explosion.

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Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Explosion, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

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