A suspicious man fled early Wednesday morning after he was spotted in a field near a PG&E transmission substation that was damaged by gunfire in a vandalism case last month , a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said.
Santa Clara County prosecutor Chuck Gillingham is among those who said the newspaper is promoting the sexual exploitation of young boys and girls and the proliferation of prostitution in its classified ad section.
An 81-year-old man who was killed while walking in a crosswalk in East San Jose on Monday night has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as David Stearns, of San Jose.
Jay Thorwaldson's Blog , posted by Jay Thorwaldson, editor emeritus, 1 hour ago Jay Thorwaldson is a member of Palo Alto Online In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime.
After tumbling off a ladder at his San Jose home last week, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is on the mend.
Fred Romero holds his infant son, David, above, when the family lived in California.
Tens of thousands of homeowners will see their property taxes go up significantly this year as rising home values restore some or all of their homes' lost equity, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone said Monday.
Q Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, has been inundated with inquiries about lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drunken driving from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent, which is the legal limit in much of Europe and which last week was proposed to become the legal limit in the U.S. From 1999 to 2010, 20,671 people in California were killed ... (more)
Dan Orum, president and CEO of the San Jose Giants, sent an email to the San Jose City Council about a week ago "to address the spate of misinformation recently published in the Mercury News and elsewhere regarding the San Jose Giants involvement in litigation against the City of San Jose." That would be the still-pending December 2011 lawsuit by ... (more)
No California ticket hit the jackpot, but two lucky tickets did match five numbers, missing only the Powerball number.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office arrested and charged 26-year old Gina Mitchell for scamming $350,000 from an elderly man.
Jon Reno St. James, who operated the Party Bus of Santa Cruz, appeared in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Friday to answer manslaughter charges related to the July 2012 death of a Santa Cruz woman who fell from a bus onto Highway 17.
Israel Andrade, 37, an inmate at Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, Calif., monitors as incoming mail is screened by Mike Becerra on May 14, 2013.