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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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Inside Bay Area

San Jose: Possible human remains detected in fire that destroyed old...

Possible human remains were detected Wednesday in the rubble of a five-alarm fire that destroyed the former KNTV building over the weekend, but officials will have to bring in an excavation team Thursday to confirm that.

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Related Topix: Fire

San Jose Mercury News

Cupertino: Poetry contest for middle, high school students

The Cupertino Library's Teen Poetry Contest deadline is May 1 for high school and middle school students in the Santa Clara County Library District.

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Related Topix: Cupertino, CA, Education Etc., Arts, Poetry, Science / Technology

CBS Local

Sex Offender Arrested After Walking Around San Jose School Campus

A registered sex offender who was arrested after walking around the campus of a high school in San Jose last week is being held without bail, Santa Clara County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA

NBC Bay Area

Man Charged With Arson, Burglary in KNTV Building Fire

Bulldozers showed up Tuesday morning to raze down what remained of the burned-down structure that formerly housed KNTV's studios on Park Avenue in San Jose.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA

Mountain View Voice

Four more arrested in connection to arson fire

The Mountain View Police Department arrested four more juveniles in its ongoing investigation of the drug- and alcohol-fueled parties and subsequent arson fire that destroyed a house on Fordham Way last month.

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Related Topix: Fire, Drugs, Mountain View, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Magdalena Carrasco for San Jose City Council District 5

For too long, residents of San Jose's East Side have been held political hostage by a Shirakawa-Campos cabal whose main objective has been staying in power.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Inside Bay Area

San Jose: County offering sheriff's deputies to bolster city police force

In the interest of forming a partnership to help alleviate the symptoms of an understaffed police department, Santa Clara County will make an overture to San Jose to see if the city is interested in hiring sheriff's deputies to help patrol city streets.

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Related Topix: Los Altos Hills, CA, Cupertino, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Hunt begins for new homeless shelter in northern Santa Clara County

In a 5-0 vote Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors charged County Executive Jeff Smith with identifying a replacement facility for the Sunnyvale Armory in Palo Alto, Mountain View or Sunnyvale, as well as possible funding options.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Mountain View, CA, Weather, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Palo Alto Weekly

Police arrest transient man for burglary, drug possession

Police arrested Edward Vincent McDuffie, 46, on April 14 for a host of charges included alleged burglary and drug possession.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Palo Alto, CA

SiliconValley.com

Bay Area apartment rents set record

Bay Area apartment rents are rising at nearly double-digit annual rates and have reached record levels, according to a report released Tuesday, prompting some analysts to warn that the region's economic boom could be choked off by the relentless rise.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, Los Gatos, CA

Business Journal

Silicon Valley apartment rents keep surging despite more supply

After showing some signs of sluggishness in the fourth quarter, Silicon Valley apartment rents resumed their upward trajectory in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figured released today from RealFacts.

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Inside Bay Area

Santa Clara County high school, middle school students win top prizes in science fair

The winning students are Vibhav Altekar of Lynbrook High; Namrata Balasingam of Archbishop Mitty High; Milan Gambhir of Bellarmine College Prep; Natalie Ng of Monta Vista High; Tanisha Joshi and Swetha Revanur of Evergreen Valley High; and Andrew Jin, Nitya Mani, Varun Mohan, Sriram Somasundaram and Steven Wang of The Harker School.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bellarmine College

KTVU Oakland

Longtime security guard arrested on molestation, child-porn charges

A longtime Santa Clara County security officer is in jail arrested for alleged violent molestation of young family members and possession of child pornography.

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The Campbell Reporter

Santa Clara: Police shoot woman they say attacked officers with baseball bat

Officers shot and killed a reportedly despondent woman who came at them with a baseball bat Sunday afternoon, according to the Santa Clara Police Department.

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

The Daily Caller

Obamacare has yet to bring new patients to California clinics

The rush of new patients California's low-income clinics expected after Obamacare still hasn't materialized, according to the California Health Report.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Conservative Political News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Miami Herald

LAX arrest may have ripple effect for Smith

According to Bay Area legal experts, San Francisco 49ers star Aldon Smith didn't do himself any favors by getting into hot water again_just as prosecutors are weighing how to handle two criminal cases still pending against him.

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The Campbell Reporter

San Jose: Officer pleads not guilty to on-duty rape of woman

Geoffrey Graves, a San Jose police officer, appears in court for his arraignment with attorney Darlene Bagley at Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose, Calif.

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Related Topix: IGN Entertainment

Public Works .com

Coastal Conservancy Recommends 13 Projects For MTC-ABAG Priority Conservation Area Grants

The State Coastal Conservancy today recommended 13 Bay Area resource protection and public access projects to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for inclusion in the pilot Priority Conservation Area Grant Program established in 2012 by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Orinda, CA, San Francisco, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

San Jose: County to consider offering sheriff's services to bolster dwindling police force

With an eye to stock the city's draining -- and slow to replenish -- pool of police officers, Santa Clara County may offer the services of sheriff's deputies to help temporarily cope with the ongoing blue outflow.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Cupertino, CA

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