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2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

7 New Startups San Francisco Can't Stop Talking About

We met with a bunch of investors and entrepreneurs over the past few weeks and grabbed their phones. Here's what's on them: Gametime: We first saw this on an investor's phone who was looking into a funding deal.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News, Mexico, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, South San Francisco, CA

3 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

PUC under fire for emails with PG&E officials

Newly released emails that show top officials with the Public Utilities Commission working closely with PG&E executives on the choice of a judge to hear a critical rate-hike case sparked calls from critics Tuesday to scrap the proceeding and start over. A judge to PG&E's liking, John Wong, was eventually assigned the case by a PUC official, after company executives appealed directly to PUC President Michael Peevey.


Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Science / Technology

3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland Tribune editorial: PUC response to continuing scandal pathetic

The California Public Utilities Commission is a regulatory circus, a parody of government run amok. Its clueless maneuvers Monday to deal with commissioners' misconduct were an insult to the public its supposed to serve.


Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Opinion

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Pet shop worker convicted of burglarizing dog boarders

Ashley Lynn Kirk , 24, and Juan Carlos Ortega-Ramos , 25, who lived together in San Jose, each pleaded no contest Monday in a Redwood City courtroom to 11 counts of residential burglary and one count of attempted residential burglary. The couple allegedly hatched a plan to burglarize the homes of customers of the store's PetsHotel service.


Related Topix: San Carlos, CA, Redwood City, CA

10 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Box leases Redwood City office complex where it could move 1,700 workers

Box has leased 334,000 square feet in Redwood City, allowing for an expansion of the company's operations in the Bay Area in a location that could contain about 1,700 employees, realty officials said Tuesday. The online storage company has signed a deal to rent a two-building complex located in downtown Redwood City at the corner of Middlefield Road and Jefferson Avenue.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA

10 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Former San Mateo child care provider sentence to probation for possessing child pornography

A former San Mateo child care provider found downloading child pornography last year was sentenced to probation and will have to register as a sex offender for life, San Mateo County prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas McKinley, 32, was sentenced Friday by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Karesh to three years' probation and one year in jail, but already has 384 days credit for time served, according to the district attorney's office.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA

13 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Closing arguments begin in South San Francisco triple-murder, racketeering case

A two-and-a-half month racketeering trial in which two alleged gang members are accused of a triple murder in South San Francisco in 2010 began winding up as prosecutors started on closing arguments in federal court in San Francisco Monday. Victor Flores, 22, of Petaluma, and Benjamin Campos-Gonzalez, 23, of San Mateo, each face three counts of murder in aid of racketeering and four counts of attempted murder in a gunfire attack on a group of young men at a South San Francisco street corner on Dec. 22, 2010.


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

14 hrs ago | SFGate

S.F. supervisor says Fire Department puts public safety at risk

Supervisor London Breed will announce Tuesday that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Department , saying its inability to get ambulances to medical emergencies quickly is putting public safety at risk. She also wants a change to city law that would require minimum standards for emergency medical services.


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

18 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

San Mateo: Authorities dispense tips for mountain lion encounters

A recent surge of mountain lion sightings in San Mateo County has authorities sending out tips on what residents should do if they see or even encounter one of the cats. San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies often respond to calls of mountain lion sightings.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, San Carlos, CA

23 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Prosecutor says 2 men murdered victim in marijuana incident

A prosecutor told jurors Monday that two men should be convicted of murder for the beating death of another man who was planning to rob a marijuana grow house in unincorporated Hayward more than four years ago. In his opening statement in the trial of Mohammed Kahn, 51, and 66-year-old Manuel Trujillo of Hayward, prosecutor Luis Marin said the victims in the case, 27-year-old Francisco Lopez of East Palo Alto, and his brother, Fernando Lopez, "made a horrible mistake" by trying to rob the grow house at 19123 Standish Ave. at about 2 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2010, and Francisco Lopez "paid for it with his life."


Related Topix: Hayward, CA, East Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

PG&E officials removed for improper communications

The move Monday follows PG&E's internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E says its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E.


Related Topix: San Bruno, CA


Beloved Dad's Memory Lives On Through Special Message In A Bottle From His Family

This fisherman's soul will forever remain at sea, thanks to a special message in a bottle created by his family. When California native Melvin Stanley Clary died in April at the age of 77, his family members wanted to do something to memorialize his spirit beyond spreading his ashes in the Pacific Ocean.


Related Topix: Moss Beach, CA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Jacksonville Daily News

Orthorexia eating disorder on the radar of health professionals

During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay, Calif., farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought nonorganic produce.


Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA, Pacific Grove, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

Couple hopes to raise childhood cancer awareness: Parents started...

No parent wants to see his or her 2-year-old battle cancer, but Patricia Watson and Jesus Pena took just that experience to create the Juliana's Journey Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. The South San Francisco child lost her battle with neuroblastoma in 2012, but her parents want to carry out the mission of raising awareness and funds to assist pediatric clinical trials at UCSF Medical Center.


Related Topix: South San Francisco, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Daly City, CA, San Bruno, CA

San Bruno CA: Re-Grand Opening Monday September 15th 2014

Homework Center hours will match school dismissal times. Students and parents must sign a registration form before a student uses the Homework Center.


Related Topix: San Bruno, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014


US sharply cutting deportations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. President Barack Obama may have announced that he will delay issuing executive orders on immigration until after the November elections, but his government has quietly slowed down deportations by close to 20 percent this year - removing the lowest number of immigrants since 2007.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

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.


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

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."


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

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."



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.


Related Topix: Burlingame, CA