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4 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly

Proud but worried: Anxious times for Bay Area parents with kids in IDF

He pictures his American son down in Gaza's dark underground warren, automatic assault rifle at the ready.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Sunnyvale, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Missing Woman Found After Hiking On Mt. Hamilton In Santa Clara County

A missing woman has been found safe after she went hiking on Mt. Hamilton in Santa Clara County with her husband Wednesday night, according to the Sheriff's Department.

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Related Topix: Mount Hamilton, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Contra Costa Times

San Jose: Teen tied up during home-invasion robbery in Almaden Valley

Police are looking for two suspects who they say tied up a teenager and robbed the boy's home in the Almaden Valley.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Almaden Valley (San Jose, CA)

NBC Connecticut

Driver Plows Into CA Sidewalk Cafe

Six people were injured, one critically, when a car driven by a 90-year-old man slammed into the outside street seating at the University Cafe in Palo Alto during lunchtime Thursday.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA

Tri-cityherald.com

Dionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose

But after the iconic singer recorded "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?" and the song became a huge hit, the 73-year old singer says with a laugh that she "cried all the way to the bank."

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Home Gardening, Home

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

San Francisco sells record million-dollar homes

A research firm says a record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn't tied to the technology economy.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Irvine, CA

The News Tribune

Software engineer commits $2M to Michigan State

The East Lansing school announced Wednesday that the gift is established through an estate plan for Doug Zongker of Mountain View, California.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Mountain View, CA

The News Tribune

Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the U.S. the so-called "gigafactory," or large-scale plant, will be built.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA, World News, Japan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Activists, artists, named for California Peace Award

SEASIDE >> Maybe it's because her father set the example to always help somebody in need.

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Related Topix: Hollister, CA, Salinas, CA, Watsonville, CA

Mercury-Register

Abbey of New Clairvaux to celebrate blessing of the grapes Friday

VINA >> The monks of New Clairvaux Abbey will celebrate the eighth annual Blessing of the Grapes ceremony 5:30-8 p.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Vina, CA, Wine, Drink, Stanford, CA

Los Gatos Weekly-Times

San Jose: Heavy fire burns two homes in South San Jose

The blaze, which has elicited five alarms, was reported at 11:22 a.m. at a two-story home in the 4300 block of Hampshire Place, nestled just northeast of the major intersection of Almaden Expressway and Branham Lane.

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Related Topix: South San Jose (San Jose, CA), San Jose, CA

B104

5 Seconds of Summer Announce 2015 North American Tour

Guitarist Michael Clifford unfortunately couldn't make it because he's ill. 'One morning, we got up and he was gone,' joked the band.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, CA, Chula Vista, CA, Vista, CA, Irvine, CA, Mountain View, CA

Inside Bay Area

San Jose: Lawyer for man accused of murdering wife in 1989 complains DA's case is weak

The attorney for a man charged with his brother in the 1989 murder of the man's wife in San Jose said today that prosecutors want to consolidate the criminal cases because their cases against each man individually are "weak."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, San Jose, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Review: City Lights' 'Spamalot' a deliciously daffy production

And now for something completely different. The sublimely silly Monty Python spoof "Spamalot" is holding court at City Lights Theater Company in San Jose through Aug. 31. While Jeffrey Bracco's exuberant revival lacks the comic virtuosity of the original Broadway version, there's no denying the sheer giggle-inducing catharsis of spending a few ... (more)

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, San Jose, CA, Entertainment

Inside Bay Area

Gilroy Garlic Festival attendance down, but revenue up over last year

Despite a drop in attendance, the 36th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival generated $1.7 million in revenue over three days -- an almost 8% increase from the previous year's gross.

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Related Topix: Gilroy, CA, Life, Food Festival, Weather

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Wisconsin woman reported missing in Mountain View

Police are asking the public's help in finding a missing Wisconsin woman who was in the Bay Area on business.

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Related Topix: Mountain View, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Gilroy: Authorities identify driver killed in disastrous Highway 152 rig crash

A woman killed last week when her car was the last of eight to be hit or dragged by an out-of-control big rig on Highway 152 has been identified as 65-year-old Gilroy resident Barbara Foster, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

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Related Topix: Gilroy, CA

Milpitas Post

San Jose: Crews fight grass fire in east foothills north of Alum Rock Park

Crews from the San Jose Fire Department and the statewide Cal Fire are battling a grass fire in the east foothills north of Alum Rock Park on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Fire, San Jose, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

The Modesto Bee

No charges in California infant-in-car death

The boy died of heat stroke. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced on Monday that his office will not file criminal charges against the dad.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Today's Music Picks: Arcade Fire supports 'Reflektor' at Shoreline

Arcade Fire, one of the world's most popular modern-rock troupes, has been a regular presence in the Bay Area in recent months.

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Related Topix: The Arcade Fire, Alternative-Rock, Mountain View, CA, Oakland, CA, Funk, Tower of Power, Music, Entertainment

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