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  • April 26 Readers' letters: Recall San Jose Evergreen Community College board members
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:31:54 GMT
    San Jose Evergreen Community College District board members Mayra Cruz, Wendy Ho, Jeffrey Lease, Huong H. Nguyen, Craig Mann and Rudy Nasol have given land reserved for Evergreen Valley College expansion over to developers. How bad are the board's management skills? 1) They've ignored industry and government leaders who advocate expanding community colleges....
  • Search continues for missing Cupertino teenager
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:07:43 GMT
    A coordinated search will continue beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday headquartered in the back parking lot of the Quinlan Community Center, according to the city of Cupertino. Connor, 17, was last seen by his family Monday at approximately 7 a.m. before leaving for his first period class at Monta Vista High School....
  • Milpitas calendar for April 24
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:56:05 GMT
    Have you ever wanted to see a wild bird up close and "in the hand?" Are you curious about how scientists use mist nets and tiny bands to study land birds? Join the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory for a bird banding demonstration at the Coyote Creek Field Station in Milpitas. Bird Banding for Families will be held Saturday, April 25, 8-10 a.m., at the Coyote Creek Field Station....
  • Maggi developing as leader
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:26:00 GMT
    Learning from instructors at camps or from coaches in practice can be very valuable and go a long way toward developing a prospect, but there's also something extremely valuable about learning from one's peers. Willow Glen catcher Nathan Maggi didn't see the field much in 2013, but it may have been the season where he grew the most as the 2016 prospect sat behind John Riley, who the San Francisco Giants would later select in the 32nd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft....
  • Homeroom: East Bay charter schools awarded $475,000 state grant
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:36:52 GMT
    A charter school consortium has received a $475,600 state grant to create career pathways to connect students with businesses and college. Leadership Public Schools have campuses in Hayward, Oakland, Richmond and San Jose....
  • Multi-Grammy Award Nominated Band Hiroshima to Perform at Japantown San Jose
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:13:34 GMT
    After 30 years and 4 million records sold worldwide, they continue to make their unique mix of East meets West their signature sound. This very special interactive event will provide a rare opportunity to spend some up-close and personal time with this famous group....
  • Multi-Grammy Award Nominated Band, Hiroshima Performing in Japantown...
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:15:19 GMT
    Multi-Grammy Award Nominated Band, Hiroshima Performing in Japantown San Jose an Afternoon with the Band - The Back to the "Beginning" Show The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin is hosting a benefit concert featuring Hiroshima on Sunday, May 3rd at 2pm at the San Jose Buddhist Church Annex located at 640 North 5th Street in San Jose. The multi-GRAMMY nominated Hiroshima creates a musical world all its own....
  • Roadshow: More South Bay streets going on a 'diet'
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:20:34 GMT
    Q I've never heard the term "road diet" before, but it is very fitting. I would like to nominate Mary Avenue between Fremont Avenue and El Camino Real in Sunnyvale....
  • High school notebook: Branham takes lead in tight baseball race
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:56:29 GMT
    Branham's Arman Sabouri pitches against St. Francis in the sixth inning during the CCS Division II Baseball Championships at San Jose Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, May 31, 2014....
  • Fitch Affirms Berryessa Union School District, CA's GOs at 'AA'; Outlook Stable
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:17 GMT
    SOUND FINANCIAL POSITION: The district maintained healthy reserves throughout the last recession and fund balances remain strong despite recent enrollment declines. LIMITED REVENUE CONTROL: The district relies on state per-pupil funding for most of its support, like other K-12 school districts in California....
  • "Doing My Job": Chief Tackles Murder Suspect
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:10:01 GMT
    Police Chief Larry Esquivel, right, tackled Hector Flores Arias, a murder suspect, who tried to escape from a holding facility. Arias took off running while handcuffed before Esquivel caught him....
  • Family helped McLellan make decision
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:48:47 GMT
    Todd McLellan spent the last week looking for answers that led to Monday's announcement that he and the Sharks were going their separate ways by mutual agreement. "Where were we going? How quick could we get there," he said he asked general manager Doug Wilson and others about the rebuild the team is going through with McLellan having one year left on his contract....
  • Hello Kitty truck
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    In the realm of iconic so-cute-you'll-scream felines, long before the lolcat stalked the Internet in captioned kitten glory, there was the li'l cat -- a mysteriously mouthless, bow-bedecked bobtail that first graced a Japanese coin purse 40 years ago. But those who think Hello Kitty's star-power has dimmed over the decades would have been chagrined to see the snaking, snail-slow line that formed at Santana Row on Sunday, where her fans flocked to snag sweets and swag from the Hello Kitty Cafe Tr...
  • April 21 Readers' letters: Former candidate describes impact of unlimited campaign spending
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:54:39 GMT
    Congratulations to Hillary Clinton and the Mercury News for emphasizing campaign finance reform. I saw the pernicious effect of unlimited spending during my campaign last year for Santa Clara Valley Water District, as well as the use of sleazy mailers by anonymous donors to tip the outcome....
  • San Jose: For fans of all that's cute, Hello Kitty truck is the cat's meow
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:59:29 GMT
    In the realm of iconic so-cute-you'll-scream felines, long before the lolcat stalked the Internet in captioned kitten glory, there was the li'l cat -- a mysteriously mouthless, bow-bedecked bobtail that first graced a Japanese coin purse 40 years ago. But those who think Hello Kitty's star-power has dimmed over the decades would have been chagrined to see the snaking, snail-slow line that formed at Santana Row on Sunday, where her fans flocked to snag sweets and swag from the Hello Kitty Cafe Tr...
  • Pizarro: Los Gatos' new museum to bring together history, art
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:17:52 GMT
    Are you ready for the NUMU, Los Gatos? That's the nickname for the New Museum Los Gatos, which will bring the town's art and history museums together in time for their 50th anniversary this summer. Workers are busy transforming the two-level, former town library at the Civic Center on East Main Street into the NUMU, but Executive Director Lisa Coscino provided a preview of what's to come last week with board members, plus Art Curator Marianne McGrath, History Curator Amy Long and Operations Mana...
  • Stunning Lavrova Primakov Duo comes to Cupertino April 18
    published on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:33:27 GMT
    Steinway Society The Bay Area presents Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov, 7:30pm, Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College Steinway Society The Bay Area , the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in piano performance and music education in the Bay Area, presents acclaimed piano duo Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov in an evening of lush and lively works by Saint-Saens, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and more. The Russian-born artists have performed extensivel...
  • 'Lord of the Rings' symphony extravaganza makes thunderous debut
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:32:46 GMT
    A merry band of hobbits and elves and dwarves converged on the Center for the Performing Arts Thursday night under cover of darkness. From a mud-smeared Orc to a robed wizard in the manner of Gandalf the Gray, devotees of the J.R. Tolkien oeuvre turned out in force for "The Lord of the Rings" concert spectacle in its West Coast premiere, performed by Symphony Silicon Valley....
  • San Jose: A year later, family still reeling from 'wrong car color' slaying
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:43:51 GMT
    Especially for his family, which has an exasperating explanation for why he's gone: While moving his car to avoid a street sweeping ticket, he was fatally shot by a group of men who were out hunting for rival gang members. Mendoza had no gang ties....
  • Milpitas: Warrant issued for driver in Feb. hit-and-run that killed 14-year-old passenger
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:31:03 GMT
    Police announced Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for the suspected driver in a bizarre February hit-and-run crash where his car was found on fire a half-mile away from the collision site, with a dead San Jose teenager lying nearby. Alex Alcazar, 23, of Milpitas, is being sought by Milpitas police in connection with the Feb. 4 incident, which began with an early-morning crash with a garbage truck at North Milpitas Boulevard and Jacklin Road....