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3 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Santa Clara University Mourns Death of Victor Vari, SCU's Longest Serving, Beloved Professor

Dr. Vari passed away at home in San Francisco with Julia, his loving wife of almost 62 years, at his side.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara University, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara, CA

7 hrs ago | Mountain View Voice

Moonlight Run/Walk celebrates 30th year

This year's Moonlight Run and Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 5, with a 5k walk beginning at 7 p.m., and 5k and 10k runs following.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

InMenlo.com

Modern home in Atherton's Maple Manor gets spruced up, not scraped

Gordy Gourdin lived in Atherton long enough to know what happens to homes like the ranch house his grandfather built in the town's Maple Manor area in the early 50s.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Atherton, CA, San Mateo, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Stanford, CA

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.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Oakland, CA

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.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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

KQED

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.

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

KRON 4

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara, CA

KLIV

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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.

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Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Cupertino, CA

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