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  • Minimum wage in Mountain View to jump from $9 an hour to $10.30 this summer
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:27:57 GMT
    Workers who receive a minimum hourly wage in Mountain View will get a boost in pay on July 1, 2015. At its Oct. 9 meeting, the Mountain View City Council followed San Jose's lead by voting 6-1, with John Inks dissenting, to increase the minimum wage in the city from $9 to $10.30 an hour....
  • Minimum wage in Mountain View to jump from $9 an hour to $10.50 this summer
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:23:35 GMT
    Workers who receive a minimum hourly wage in Mountain View will get a boost in pay on July 1, 2015. At its Oct. 9 meeting, the Mountain View City Council followed San Jose's lead by voting 6-1, with John Inks dissenting, to increase the minimum wage in the city from $9 to $10.30 an hour....
  • Memorial for pilot killed while fighting Dog Rock fire to be held Tuesday
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:54:02 GMT
    A memorial service will be held in San Jose Tuesday for airtanker pilot Craig Hunt, who was killed when his plane crashed while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near Yosemite National Forest. Hunt was a pilot with DynCorp, which was contracted by CalFire....
  • Worth a Look
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:47:06 GMT
    It wasn't so long ago that the Santa Clara Valley was known as the "Valley of Heart's Delight:" a fertile region where orchards of flowering trees stretched from the rolling hills of the west to the San Francisco Bay in the east. The story of how and why it became the epicenter of a technological revolution is the subject of a new exhibition opening Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Los Altos History Museum ....
  • Pizarro: La Russa recalls '89 quake at San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce dinner
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:39:38 GMT
    With baseball-style bunting behind the stage, Tony La Russa looked right at home Friday night giving the keynote address at the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual Legends & Leaders dinner. La Russa spoke to a crowd of about 750 people at the Fairmont Hotel on the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, recalling what it was like to be managing the Oakland A's during that fateful World Series with the San Francisco Giants....
  • Matt Mahood, Cindy Chavez and John Cordes: Open space and Measure Q are critical to our economy
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:38:25 GMT
    In nearly every city throughout Silicon Valley you can hear the thump, thump, thump of pile drivers and see towering cranes building homes and offices for the people and businesses drawn to the region by our growing innovation economy. Another type of growth and expansion also is necessary to ensure that the quality of life in the heart of Silicon Valley has an antidote for our fast-paced lives....
  • Father of four, James Edward Navarro Jr., killed in San Jose crash
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:54:33 GMT
    James Edward Navarro Jr., who died late Friday night in a car accident in San Jose, was a boisterous father of four, according to his family, working the night shift at Whole Foods while dreaming of a career in music. Navarro, a 24-year-old San Jose resident, was killed in a single-car crash that took place near Blossom Hill Road and Waltrip Lane at about 11:40 p.m., said Officer Albert Morales of the San Jose Police Department....
  • San Jose: Tuesday memorial set for pilot who died battling Yosemite fire
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:31:14 GMT
    A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday for the Cal Fire firefighter pilot who died earlier this month while battling a Yosemite wildfire. Firefighters will gather at Church on the Hill in South San Jose to pay their respects to Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, the veteran Cal Fire pilot who died when his air tanker crashed in Yosemite National Park....
  • In Memory: Geoffrey 'Craig' Hunt, Who Died In Line Of Duty Fighting Yosemite Fire
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:01:06 GMT
    A memorial service for the air tanker pilot who died battling a wildfire in Yosemite last week will be held Tuesday in San Jose, Cal Fire officials said. A celebration of Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt's life, with full "line of duty death" fire service honors is scheduled to take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church on the Hill located at 500 Sands Drive in San Jose, according to Cal Fire officials....
  • Memorial service to be held for Cal Fire air tanker pilot
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:39:01 GMT
    A memorial service for the air tanker pilot who died battling a wildfire in Yosemite last week will be held Tuesday in San Jose, Cal Fire officials said. A celebration of Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt's life, with full "line of duty death" fire service honors is scheduled to take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church on the Hill located at 500 Sands Drive in San Jose, according to Cal Fire officials....
  • San Jose police recruit: Union told class to quit right away for good of the department
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    I am a Latina who was born and raised on the East Side of San Jose. I am a graduate of Bard, a prestigious liberal arts college....
  • Pizarro: Feeling lost without Adobe's semaphore in downtown San Jose
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    The top of the Adobe building in downtown San Jose on Oct. 16, 2014, without the San Jose Semaphore art installation. I was at an event in downtown San Jose a few weeks ago when I noticed the San Jose Semaphore -- those four glowing, spinning disks on the top floor of Adobe Systems' three towers -- was missing one of its amber circles....
  • Prep results from the Saturday, Oct. 18 newspaper
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:59:00 GMT
    Menlo School-Atherton 11, Bellarmine-San Jose 10 : In a matchup of two of the top teams in their respective CCS divisions, Spencer Witte once again anchored the Menlo defense with 15 saves in an overtime victory after the team finished regulation tied at 9. Menlo struck first with two goals from senior center Nick Bisconti, who scored 5 times. Five players had steals for the Knights, with Bisconti and senior Andreas Katsis leading the team with 3 each....
  • Pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:43:21 GMT
    Firefighters will pay their last respects to air tanker Pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt next week. Hunt, 62, from San Jose was killed October 7 after his S-2T air tanker crashed into a canyon wall while fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park....
  • Campbell residents pose questions to council hopefuls in League's forum
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:05:00 GMT
    Campbell residents packed the Community Room of the Campbell Library on Oct. 15 for the opportunity to ask city council candidates questions of their own. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley, the forum addressed issues from candidates' top priorities to traffic and the Dell Avenue Area Plan....
  • Read Full Article
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:04:47 GMT
    Cal Fire says a memorial service will be held in San Jose on Tuesday for Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, the tanker pilot killed while fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite. Location: Church on the Hill, 500 Sands Dr., San Jose, CA 95125 Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. Cards can be sent to the family in care of: The Hunt Family c/o CAL FIRE Firefighters Local 2881 1731 J Street, Ste....
  • Police Blotter: Prisoner complaining of leg pain admits he was shot during drug transaction
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:21:08 GMT
    77 Bovet Road, 2:25 p.m. Saturday An adult male shoplifter wearing cargo pants and a San Francisco Giants cap got away with high-end shampoos from CVS Pharmacy. Beresford Court, 3:19 a.m. Sunday A person trying to break into a vehicle when the owner interrupted him took off in a white Honda Civic or Toyota Camry....
  • Measure E debate offers contrasts over card room issue
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:24:12 GMT
    It's not known how Milpitas voters on Nov. 4 will decide the fate of Measure E, which, if approved, will allow Bay 101 Casino to relocate from San Jose to Milpitas pending state legislation. But of the approximately 50 people who attended an Oct. 9 debate over the issue of bringing casino gambling to town, most were opposed and some booed the proponents of Bay 101's relocation....
  • Record Bay Area rents
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:56:35 GMT
    Bay Area landlords have boosted rents to historic highs in the past year in a booming economy that has crowds of renters scrambling to find a place to live. According to a third-quarter report Wednesday from RealFacts of Novato, Bay Area apartment rents have jumped 11.4 percent from last year to an average of $2,234 a month....
  • Campbell shorts: Comedy jam at Campbell Community Center
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:26:04 GMT
    The Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley is hosting a comedy jam fundraiser on Oct. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. in room C-32 of the Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave. Proceeds go to the center's Native American Youth Empowerment program, which offers case management, educational workshops, cultural and health activities and transportation. Bob Sarlatte, on-field announcer for the San Francisco 49ers, will be the master of ceremonies....