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  • Welder accidentally sparks three-alarm grass fire
    published on Sun, 24 May 2015 04:58:07 GMT
    A person welding a fence accidentally started a three-alarm grass fire that burned about 3 to 4 acres in East San Jose this afternoon, a fire captain said. Around 2:45 p.m., fire crews responded to a report of a grass fire in the area of Chula Vista Drive and Alum Rock Avenue, fire Capt....
  • Morgan Hill homicide suspect released from custody; charges uncertain
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 16:14:37 GMT
    A man accused of beating John Flood to death outside a bar in Morgan Hill was released from custody Thursday night. Joseph Haley, 32, of San Jose, was booked into jail on homicide charges the morning of Flood's death....
  • May 25 Readers' letters:
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 23:34:36 GMT
    The article on homes for the 'tech elite' was interesting, and the pictures were very pretty. That said, I couldn't help but wonder if the quote from the Portola Valley hillside homeowner, "You can see all of Silicon Valley ..." also included the view of the ever-growing displaced and homeless people in our valley....
  • Family of man killed by SJSU police criticizes decision not to file charges against officers
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 18:35:35 GMT
    Prosecutors announced Friday two San Jose State police officers were justified in a fatal shooting just off campus last year, spurring outcry by the family of the man killed and calls for more investigation. Antonio Guzman Lopez, 38, of San Jose, was shot twice during a confrontation with Sgt....
  • Alameda: Memorial Day ceremony set Monday
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 16:56:55 GMT
    The annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place 11 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park on Veterans Court at Doolittle and Island drives. The year's event, which is expected to last about an hour, will be hosted by Vietnam Veterans of Alameda, Chapter 400....
  • Mission San Jose sophomore to compete for spot on U.S. Physics Team
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Mission San Jose High School sophomore Brian Tseng will join America's brightest emerging student physicists at Physics Boot Camp in College Park, Maryland, the American Association of Physics Teachers announced. Tseng will be one of 20 high school students from around the country vying for a spot on the U.S. Physics Team....
  • San Jose; Students' anti-gang program includes peace walk, toy gun buyback
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 14:26:24 GMT
    Every other month, top city and county leaders gather at City Hall as part of a long-standing collaboration to prevent kids from joining gangs. A group of about 80 middle-school students from an East Side charter school are proving they may be the next group of leaders to join the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force....
  • Festival in the Park Eat Healthy, have Fun
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 05:57:37 GMT
    San Jose / CALIFORNIA Enjoy 9th Annual Festival in the Park, a fun-filled health and recreation fair, one day only, Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 11 am - " 3 pm at Hellyer County Park presented by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department....
  • San Jose: Club forms with goal of getting bikes for needy Gardner Academy students
    published on Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Riding a bicycle for the first time can lead to some bumps and scratches, but it's all part of the experience some students at Gardner Academy Elementary School got recently, thanks to generous donations. Now a new group of parents and campus administrators called the Bike Club--an offshoot of the school's parent-led Hablemos program--has formed with a mission to get more children their own sets of wheels....
  • Pizarro: Sharks help build community playground in San Jose
    published on Mon, 18 May 2015 12:54:30 GMT
    More than a year ago, Campbell Union Superintendent Eric Andrew had a vision for a special playground at the corner of Fruitdale and Leigh avenues. And, it wasn't difficult to see why, as there was a huge need to fill....
  • After a year, San Jose still struggles to enforce pot rules
    published on Tue, 19 May 2015 13:40:32 GMT
    A year after San Jose officials adopted rules making it one of the state's largest cities to establish a framework allowing medical marijuana shops, city leaders are trying to cajole pot stores to meet compliance deadlines and residents to be patient. Two deadlines loom: The adopted rules call for medical marijuana shops to meet the city's requirements by July 17. The City Council will decide Tuesday whether to extend that for those that have met many but not all provisions to December 18, which...
  • Pizarro: How much Sephora can one shopping block handle?
    published on Fri, 15 May 2015 19:30:31 GMT
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if you're a fan of Sephora, you'll be able to behold twice as much when the high-end cosmetics retailer opens a new store at Santana Row in November. Not only will Sephora get a prime spot next to Sino restaurant on the main drag of the swanky San Jose shopping center, Sephora's marketing people say there are currently no plans to close its store at Westfield Valley Fair -- which is right across Stevens Creek Boulevard....
  • Called to serve
    published on Sat, 16 May 2015 11:24:56 GMT
    Three men will be ordained to the order of the priesthood in a rite that will begin at 7 p.m. May 29 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. The journey to the priesthood for Michael Nufable, 28, began at St. Patrick Parish in Rodeo....
  • Campbell elementary school deemed safe after gun report; police suspect hoax
    published on Thu, 14 May 2015 13:28:46 GMT
    Rosemary Elementary School has been deemed safe after a report of a gun sighting summoned a massive police response and search of the campus, authorities said. Campbell police said they suspect that the report was a "swatting" incident, a term used for hoax calls aimed at mobilizing police to a location....
  • Los Gatos: Local businesses supporting 12-year-old entrepreneur
    published on Thu, 14 May 2015 01:03:27 GMT
    Photograph by George Sakkestad Twelve-year-old Isabella Taroni and her mother, Kristina, whip up a batch of Bella s Nutty Butter in their kitchen in San Jose s Cambrian neighborhood. The nut butters are sold at a few locations in Los Gatos and are especially popular with body builders....
  • Portola Valley school community remembers Milan Gambhir, 16
    published on Wed, 13 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    A memorial service for 16-year-old Milan Gambhir of Portola Valley, who was a junior at Bellarmine College Preparatory High School in San Jose, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, in Stanford Memorial Church at 450 Serra Mall on the Stanford campus. Milan died May 2 after a 21-month fight with brain cancer....
  • Threatening Phone Call Prompts Evacuation Of Campbell School
    published on Thu, 14 May 2015 02:21:49 GMT
    Police searched a Campbell elementary school this afternoon after the school received a threatening phone call that appears to have been a hoax, a police captain said. A person called Rosemary Elementary School at 401 W. Hamilton Ave. at about 1:50 p.m. and threatened violence against the staff and students there, police Capt....
  • Campbell: Rosemary Elementary deemed safe after gun report; police suspect hoax
    published on Wed, 13 May 2015 22:50:59 GMT
    Rosemary Elementary School has been deemed safe after a report of a gun sighting summoned a massive police response and search of the campus, authorities said. Campbell police said they suspect that the report was a "swatting" incident, a term used for hoax calls aimed at mobilizing police to a location....
  • San Francisco woman tried to push train off body of son Andrew Wu
    published on Wed, 13 May 2015 21:33:07 GMT
    Desperate mother tried to push light-rail train off body of son, 12, after he was struck and dragged under while crossing the street Residents have long complained about the dangerous intersection and say that Wu's death is the second accident at the location in the past week A California middle school student was struck and killed by a light-rail train as he ran across a street. Police spokesman Albie Esparza says he was trying to catch the train to get to school and ran into a crosswalk....
  • Amgen Tour of California: fans get chance at very close and nicely personal
    published on Wed, 13 May 2015 13:14:04 GMT
    A half-hour before the start of the Amgen Tour of California, hundreds of bicycle racing fans were doing what devotees of other high-end professional sports rarely do: get extremely close to their heroes. "No security, baby," called out a smiling Noah Veneklassen, a bicycle racing fan from Oakland who stood outside the immense "Team Sky" bus watching as world-class riders jumped off the vehicle and happily meshed into waves of unscripted adoration....