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50 min ago | SiliconValley.com
Newly released emails that show top officials with the Public Utilities Commission working closely with PG&E executives on the choice of a judge to hear a critical rate-hike case sparked calls from critics Tuesday to scrap the proceeding and start over. A judge to PG&E's liking, John Wong, was eventually assigned the case by a PUC official, after company executives appealed directly to PUC President Michael Peevey.
4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Box has leased 334,000 square feet in Redwood City, allowing for an expansion of the company's operations in the Bay Area in a location that could contain about 1,700 employees, realty officials said Tuesday. The online storage company has signed a deal to rent a two-building complex located in downtown Redwood City at the corner of Middlefield Road and Jefferson Avenue.
9 hrs ago | Milpitas Post
Condemned Santa Clara County killer David Allen Raley has lost perhaps his last legal argument to get off California's death row for the 1985 murder of a Peninsula teenager and the attempted murder of her friend in a deserted Hillsborough mansion. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Linda Clark this week rejected Raley's argument that he was mentally retarded at the time of the crime, a finding that would bar his execution under a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
13 hrs ago | The Sunnyvale Sun
Stacks of wood pallets ignited and sparked a massive blaze in a commercial area of North San Jose early Tuesday morning, according to the fire department. The blaze at a pallet and box business on Mabury Road, near Oakland Road and Highway 101, sent flames shooting 40 feet high, according to the San Jose Fire Department.
Throughout the week of September 15 - 19, all Santa Clara County police agencies will be participating in Operation Safe Passage, which emphasizes enforcement of traffic laws around school zones. The goal of Operation Safe Passage is to protect children as they travel to and from school by educating drivers and pedestrians on traffic safety and encouraging safe driving.
Near the edge of the red-and-blue Persian rug in my living room is a pear-shaped spot, maybe a foot in diameter, that has whitened and thinned over the years, much like the whiskers of an aging dog. I cherish that spot.
Apple today said it had sold over four million iPhones in 24 hours last week, double the number it dealt out in 2012 for the iPhone 5, the last time the company pre-sold its flagship. The Cupertino, Calif.
In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, the iPhone 6 Plus is displayed during an announcement of new products by Apple on Tuesday, Sept.
The Bank of Portugal has appointed a new senior management team to run Novo Banco, a bank which the government wants to sell and recoup the 3.9 billion euros taxpayers provided to resolve Portugal's biggest financial scandal. The financial regulator said in a statement Sunday that Eduardo Stock da Cunha, previously at Banco Santander and Lloyds, will be Novo Banco's chief executive.
A suspicious package found Saturday morning in a restroom at the Hilton San Jose Hotel was not an explosive device, a San Jose police spokeswoman said. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious package found at the hotel at 300 Almaden Blvd. around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sgt.
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.
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.
LOS GATOS, Calif. - Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:01 pm
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