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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Palo Alto Weekly

Stanford announces members of sexual-assault task force

Stanford students march back to White Plaza after assembling outside of Vice Provost Greg Boardman's office to demand better protections for victims of sexual assault, during a rally at the plaza on June 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Stanford, CA, Startups, Stanford University

Daily Herald

Google sued by ex-racing chief Max Mosley over sex-party images

Google Inc. was sued by Max Mosley at a London court for showing images of the former Formula One president at a sex party.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Mountain View, CA

The Sand Trap

What Relatively Common Golf Course Features Do You Dislike?

I would say "after thought" hole layouts. You know where they cram a hole in that has a really weird layout because they couldn't figure out what to do.

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Related Topix: Sunnyvale, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Herhold: A disappearance and a suicide create mystery in Gilroy

The 700 block of Sixth Street in Gilroy is a well-maintained street with towering sycamores, spacious single-story homes, and an air of prosperity.

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Related Topix: Gilroy, CA, Depression, Health, Suicide, Cotati, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Wedding

Inside Bay Area

San Jose: Man shot and killed, suspects remain at-large

Officers are investigating the city's 21st homicide of the year after a man was shot and killed Monday afternoon in an area known for gang activity.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA

NBC Philadelphia

Dad Whose Baby Died in SUV "Made a Terrible Mistake": DA

San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol said police received a report of about an "unresponsive" baby in a car in the 3700 block of Payne Avenue Three months after a 9-month-old boy died after being left in his father's SUV, the Santa Clara County District Attorney ruled on Monday that the dad will not be charged with the baby's death.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Los Gatos, CA

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Water level is low; information level is too: Thomas Elias

We know a fair amount about the drought that has now afflicted California for about three years: It has been the driest period since record-keeping began in the 19th Century.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Diego County, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Stanford, CA, Opinion

XML Journal

Chris Matthieu Named 'Tech Chair' of Internet of @ThingsExpo

Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara, CA

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