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3 hrs ago | Milpitas Post

San Jose: 16-year-old charged as adult in July homicide

A 16-year-old San Jose boy will be tried as an adult for his alleged role in the gang-motivated shooting death of a 22-year-old man in late July, according to the San Jose Police Department.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Oakland, CA

7 hrs ago | KLIV

San Jose man arrested on suspicion of fatal hit and run

A 25-year-old San Jose man has turned himself in to authorities following his alleged involvement in a fatal hit and run collision over the weekend.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA

7 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Los Gatos: Police are stepping up patrols after a sideshow accident at high school

Photograph by Judy Peterson ItA*s not much of a photo, but you can see the curved skid mark where an 18-year-old was doing A'donutsA* in the Los Gatos High School parking lot on Aug. 6. Police charged the male driver with reckless driving.


Related Topix: Los Gatos, CA, Monte Sereno, CA

9 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

San Jose: Inaugural Community Service Officers become official, with aim of easing patrol burden

The San Jose Police Department marked a historic day Thursday by graduating its inaugural class of Community Service Officers, who will be tasked with easing the burden off an undermanned and overworked patrol force.


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

13 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Some California community colleges could soon start offering 4-year degrees

Nursing students, from left, Caroline Pantaleon, Yang Liu, Melody Saechao and Christine Crivello practice inserting an IV in Saul Jones' nursing skills lab class at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Calif.


Related Topix: San Pablo, CA, Sacramento, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA

17 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Five great Bay Area playgrounds for kids

Everyone has a favorite playground. There is something both peaceful and exciting about packing up a few necessities and heading to the park for hours of sliding, rope climbing or some heart-pumping hide and seek.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Los Gatos, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Agriculture, Science

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Morgan Hill: Man arrested after allegedly assaulting 85-year-old man at shared apartment

A Morgan Hill man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting an 85-year-old man at their apartment Wednesday night, police said.


Related Topix: Morgan Hill, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Mosquito fogging concerns outweighed by West Nile risk, Santa Clara County reports say

Responding to an outbreak of concerns about mosquito fogging during a buzzing West Nile season, county officials Thursday outlined why they believe the virus poses a greater danger than any potential pesticide threat.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Sunnyvale, CA, Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology


A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, San Jose, CA, Home Gardening, Home


VIDEO: Man Shot in San Jose Expected to Survive

Police in San Jose say a man is suffering from serious injuries but is expected to survive after being shot in San Jose Thursday morning.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA

Contra Costa Times

Extensive burglary pasts for suspects in naked Santa Clara hotel-rooftop escape

A man who stranded himself in a tree and a woman who ran naked during a failed escape from a hotel rooftop last week have extensive burglary records, adding a dash of context to the hoard of stolen items found afterward in their room and car, authorities said.


Related Topix: Santa Clara, CA


Arrest made in one of two Senter Road hit-and-runs

San Jose police have arrested one of the drivers allegedly involved in one of two separate, hit-and-run accidents on Senter Road this week.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Contra Costa Times

San Jose: Religious leaders stand in solidarity with Ferguson residents

A small but vocal group of Santa Clara County religious leaders stood in symbolic solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri., who have protested the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by local police.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

Saratoga News

St. Andrew's student plants seed with Heritage Oak Initiative

Photograph by George Sakkestad St. Andrews Episcopal School 7th grader Kristoffer Blomquist started the Heritage Oak Initiative, which is teaming up with Embrace to provide low-cost incubators to rural parts of developing countries to combat neonatal hypothermia-related death.


Related Topix: Saratoga, CA

Inside Bay Area

Silicon Valley trust fund thefts: Swindler gets 6 years in federal prison

Convicted swindler Leo Joshua Kennedy, who has admitted sapping the life savings from dozens of families by stealing at least $13 million from Silicon Valley-based trust funds, will spend six and a half years in a federal prison.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Folk, The Kennedys, Campbell, CA, Danville, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Today's Music Picks: Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden team up for Shoreline show

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have many things in common. They both feature powerful lead vocalists , perform darkly mesmerizing hard-rock tunes and deliver captivating live shows.


Related Topix: Soundgarden, Industrial, Pop/Rock, Nine Inch Nails, Mountain View, CA, Jack White, The White Stripes, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

The milestone represents a dramatic turnaround in sentiment since Apple's shares reached its previous split-adjusted peak of $100.72 in September 2012.


Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Cupertino, CA

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Riskified Raises $4M to Fight...

Riskified has raised another $4 million from insiders for its e-commerce fraud-fighting software, Deborah Gage reports for VentureWire.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, RSA Security, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Marketing, Stanford, CA, Widevine Technologies, Opinion

Milpitas Post

Santa Clara County grand jury indicts for 2012 cave-in death in Milpitas

The Santa Clara County Grand Jury returned an indictment for involuntary manslaughter against a Fremont-based construction company, its owner, and project manager, for causing the 2012 cave-in death of an employee.


Related Topix: Fremont, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the one in seven nationally, according to a new survey released Monday by Feeding America, a network of food banks.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Solano County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA