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4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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

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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