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2 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Former The Hills star Lauren Conrad marries musician William Tell

After dating for more than two and a half years, former The Hills star Lauren Conrad and musician William Tell tied the knot on Saturday, September 13th. US Weekly broke the news, having confirmed it directly with Conrad's rep.

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6 hrs ago | CBS Local

Sheriffs Investigate Mountain Lion Sighting In Portola Valley

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.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Portola Valley, CA

10 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

LOS GATOS, Calif. - Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

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Related Topix: Los Gatos, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

10 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict, topped the box office with $24.5 million during its opening weekend.

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10 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

2 dead in Slovenia floods, Croatia also hit hard

Authorities in Slovenia say two people have died in new floods that hit the Balkans this weekend after heavy rains. Police said Sunday a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl drowned after their van plunged into a flood-swollen stream northeast of the capital, Ljubljana.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, World News, Slovenia, Los Gatos, CA, Opinion

12 hrs ago | Patch.com

Stanford Police Seeking Witnesses to Campus Assault

Stanford police are seeking information about an assault that happened on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 9:11 p.m. An unidentified male struck a female in the face with an unknown object - possibly a baton or flashlight. At the time of the attack, the victim was walking westbound on the path adjacent to Campus Drive and was just east of the intersection of Campus Drive and Palm Drive.

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Related Topix: Stanford, CA

17 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

San Diego councilwoman has breast cancer, expects 'full recovery'

San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald announced on Facebook that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo outpatient surgery. Emerald said she received the diagnosis this week while she was on a Chamber of Commerce lobbying mission to Washington, D.C., with other political and business leaders.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, San Diego, CA, Southcrest (San Diego, CA), San Diego State University, Mountain View, CA

21 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Santa Clara County opens hazardous-waste drop-off site

Santa Clara County's newest facility to collect household hazardous waste opened this weekend to a steady stream of motorists dropping off toxic, corrosive, flammable and otherwise dangerous products -- while taking a load off their environmental consciences. About 500 county residents drove through fast-moving lines as workers at the state-of-the-art San Jose Environmental Innovation Center in the Berryessa neighborhood efficiently unloaded boxes, bags and cans.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Headphones, Los Altos Hills, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Internal Affairs: County supervisors' offices could use a bit of privacy

Pondering a report last week on the overripe-for-renovation Civic Center campus, Santa Clara County supervisors talked of modernizing traditional office setups into "nonterritorial" and open designs so prevalent among Silicon Valley tech companies that offer more playful perks than the county. Board President Mike Wasserman said that being a health-minded county, there's something to say for an in-house fitness center as well as showers to allow workers to de-stink themselves after they've been encouraged to bike to work.

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FOX23

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

Cracked earth is visible at the Stevens Creek Reservoir on January 30, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Cupertino, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Yuba City, CA

The Charlotte Observer

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Pay product in Cupertino, Calif.

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Inside Bay Area

More homeless students in California, but number declines in some counties, report says

Like trying to count the revolving number of people who sleep under freeways and in doorways, gauging the number of Bay Area students who are homeless isn't easy to pin down. But their numbers are on the rise in California and some Bay Area counties, according to a report released earlier this week by the California Homeless Youth Project.

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Related Topix: California, San Mateo County, CA, Alameda County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Education Etc.

USA Today

Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court

Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court Company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen files lawsuit over vehicle it says it never received. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s0bzrH This July 3, 2014 photo shows military vehicles, part of the Jacques Littlefield Collection, displayed at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley, Calif.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Portola Valley, CA, Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Apple reports huge demand for iPhone 6

Apple saw a record number of pre-orders after the newest versions of its iconic phone went up for advance sale in the wee hours of Friday morning, a company spokeswoman said. The demand is stretching resources at the nation's major cellphone carriers, where the new iPhones appeared to be back ordered and several website glitches were reported.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Cellphones, Cupertino, CA

ValleyWag

Police Accused of Killing Engineer Who Exposed Wage-Fixing Scandal

But he also suffered from mental health issues. And according to an investigation by the San Jose Mercury News , the Roku engineer was experiencing a mental health episode last December before local sheriffs Witnesses say that a " frazzled " Marshall called his father to pick him from Roku's offices and chewed a half dozen prescription pills "like Pez."

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CBS Local

DNA Test Confirms Mountain Lion Shot Dead Was Same One That Mauled Boy Near Cupertino

A DNA test has confirmed that a mountain lion shot and killed by authorities was the same animal that grabbed and bit a 6-year-old boy on Sunday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. "It was a perfect match," fish and game spokeswoman Kirsten Macintyre said.

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Related Topix: Cupertino, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Bridge School Benefit 2014 lineup announced

Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones and Soundgarden are among the big-name acts set to join Neil Young at the 28th annual Bridge School Benefit on Oct. 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. The bill, which was announced today, will also include popular vocalist Norah Jones with her alt-country act Puss N Boots and indie-rockers Band of Horses.

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Related Topix: Mountain View, CA, Music, Science / Technology, Entertainment

Contra Costa Times

Former Santa Clara Unifed official charged with felony conflict of interest

A former assistant superintendent with the Santa Clara County Unified School District faces felony conflict of interest charges, officials said, after he approved contracts and checks that paid him thousands in public money. Saratoga resident Jinfa "Jim" Luyau, 59, who served as the district's assistant superintendent of business services until he retired in 2012, allegedly received money from accounting services that was meant to be paid directly to the school district.

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Related Topix: Saratoga, CA

The Campbell Reporter

San Jose business has alcohol license suspended for selling to minors

A San Jose liquor store had its alcohol license suspended Thursday after investigators found that employees sold alcoholic drinks to minors, according to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Santa Teresa Bottle Shop, located at 7068 Santa Teresa Blvd. in San Jose, had its license suspended for 15 days, said department spokesman John Carr.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Teresa (San Jose, CA), Symphony, Arts

Inside Bay Area

Los Gatos: Nudist colony accused of stealing water from open space district

Rangers from an open space district descended upon a neighboring nudist colony above Los Gatos on Thursday, accused its residents of stealing water and proceeded to rip out a water line that has helped keep the resort open during California's epic drought. Sheriff's deputies arrived to keep the peace between the Lupin Lodge and the Mid Peninsula Open Space District.

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Related Topix: Los Gatos, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

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