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15 hrs ago | CBS Local

3 Arrested For Saratoga Burglary Of Home While Resident Was Napping

At about 8:50 a.m., Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary reported in the 15000 Block of Kittridge Road.

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Related Topix: Los Altos Hills, CA

16 hrs ago | The Independent

Baby found dead in car after father allegedly 'forgot' to take him to babysitter

Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's Online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism from Brunel University.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Reject Judge Ritchie, elect Matt Harris

It's rare that an incumbent Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is challenged for re-election.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Patch.com

Beware of Gas Station 'Skimmers' in Santa Cruz County

Area police reported Thursday that many locals are complaining about ATM withdrawals from Southern California that police believe are caused by "skimming" devices at Santa Cruz County gas stations, according to police.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Watsonville, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Pizarro: Rotary PlayGarden breaks ground at San Jose's Guadalupe River Park

It's not often you hear cheers for the development of a grassy spot in a park, but that's what happened on Wednesday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rotary PlayGarden at the Guadalupe River Park.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Family, Kids, Santa Clara, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

No legal need to remove Capitola councilman, city attorney says

Capitola >> The Capitola City Council is not required to remove or censure Councilman Ed Bottorff following his arrest on suspicion of engaging with a prostitute, according to a report released by the city attorney this week.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mountain View, CA

CBS Local

No Human Remains Found Following Fire That Destroyed Old San Jose TV Studio

No human remains were found by arson investigators who searched the charred wreckage of a vacant former television studio used as a shelter by dozens of squatters, a San Jose fire captain said Friday.

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Related Topix: Fire

CBS Local

Judge Orders Brothers Accused In 1989 San Jose Murder To Be Tried Together

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge on Friday entered a not guilty plea for Robert Zimmer, who along with his brother David is accused of murdering David's estranged wife in San Jose 25 years ago .

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Inside Bay Area

Spring rains helped, but not enough to ease drought

In a minor bright spot after more than a year of drought, state and federal officials announced Friday that because of March storms, they will be able to deliver slightly more water to California farms and cities this year than expected a few months ago.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Los Banos, CA

Business Journal

Unemployment stagnant in Silicon Valley; Is job growth slowing?

Unemployment in the San Jose metro area has stagnated at 6.3 percent during the first three months of 2014, as illustrated by new state data released on Friday.

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Related Topix: San Benito County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Contra Costa Times

Bay Area loses jobs, but Santa Clara County and East Bay post gains

The Bay Area lost 2,500 jobs during March, all due to a big loss of jobs in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Marin region, while Santa Clara County and the East Bay both added jobs last month, state labor officials reported Friday.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

El Observador

DIY Toolkit at Libraries Helps Residents Reduce Energy and Water Bills

San Jose CALIFORNIA Saving money on your energy and water bills while making your home more comfortable just got easier for residents in San Jos © and throughout Santa Clara County.

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Patch.com

Coroner IDs Motorcyclist Killed in Lane-Splitting Accident

A motorcyclist killed Sunday night while splitting lanes on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose was identified as 27-year-old Asgard Lopez Hernandez, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office reported today.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly

Magical Bridge playground surges toward reality

The design for the inclusive Magical Bridge playground to be built at Mitchell Park was approved by the Architectural Review Board on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA

El Observador

17 community based groups to receive Measure A funding

Veronica T. Avenda o El ObservadorSanta Clara County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve funding through Measure A's $9.6 million reserve fund for 17 community based groups and organizations, this past Tuesday, April 15, at the Board of Supervisors weekly meeting.

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San Jose Mercury News

Cupertino Union ballots should be in the mail for Measure A

Check your mail, because it is time to vote up or down on the Cupertino Union School District's latest parcel tax initiative.

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Related Topix: Cupertino, CA, Education Etc.

Palo Alto Weekly

Gregory Elarms, accused killer of David Lewis, dies

Gregory Elarms, the longtime friend accused of murdering East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis in June 2010, has died.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Violent Crime, San Mateo, CA

Examiner.com

Inside the Blacklight Run

The Blacklight Run, known as the brightest 5K on the planet, stopped by Northern California recently and was met with a huge number of participants at the Glowing Up 2014 Tour.

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KTVU Oakland

Pier 1 Imports sued over policy with pregnant worker

A class-action lawsuit targeting Pier 1 Imports was filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court Wednesday morning after a South Bay woman claimed the company forced her to take unpaid leave because of her pregnancy.

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Related Topix: Termo, CA

Contra Costa Times

Roadshow: Perils of changing lanes on Highway 17

Q I just have to write after having way too many close calls on Highway 17. I commute from Bear Creek Road to 17, and usually past Hamilton Avenue is where the close calls happen.

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Related Topix: Morgan Hill, CA

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