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1 min ago | 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

58 min ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KION 46

Jimmy Hoffa file photo

Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

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Related Topix: Woodside, CA

Windsor Beacon

PG&E charged with obstruction in fatal explosion

In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif.

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

USA Today

PG&E charged with obstruction in fatal explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric is accused of lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

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

CBS Local

PG&E Accused Of Lying To Regulators During San Bruno Pipeline Blast Investigation

Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

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

The Campbell Reporter

South San Francisco: Homeless man pleads not guilty to attempted robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank

A 42-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to trying to rob a Wells Fargo branch in South San Francisco.

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Related Topix: South San Francisco, CA, Wells Fargo , Banking, Financial Services

Switched

Facebook Just Killed One Of Its Main App's Most Popular Features

The Facebook logo is displayed outside of Facebook's new headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Menlo Park, CA, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, Gmail, iPhone App

KTVU Oakland

Post-San Bruno explosion e-mails show cozy ties between PG&E, regulator

San Bruno officials Monday unleashed a barrage of criticisms and demands for firings, fines and punishment after it released thousands of pages of communications by and between the CPUC and PG&E in the wake of the San Bruno pipeline blast.

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Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Explosion

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