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  • How a treasured cello ended up in 13-year-old's hands
    published on Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:40:20 GMT
    As they murmur and sing, lament and rejoice, musical instruments express the talent of their makers and musicians. But they also possess their own soul....
  • Super Bowl 50 traffic nightmare avoided
    published on Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:49:27 GMT
    As the Super Bowl 50 players and their fans slowly made their way to Levi's Stadium Sunday, traffic and transit intelligentsia huddled in command posts around the Bay Area, bracing for a massive mess on the roads leading to Santa Clara. They worried about VTArmageddon in the South Bay, Caltrainmania along the Peninsula and a hardening of the asphalt arteries that flow into and around Levi's....
  • Wrestling: Las Lomas wins Mission San Jose team title
    published on Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:28:53 GMT
    The Las Lomas boys wrestling team got a boost of energy Saturday with a first-place finish at the 41st annual Mission San Jose Invitational at Mission San Jose High School. It was a strong finish for the Knights at the two-day event, the last major invitational of the regular season and often a strong indicator of how wrestlers might fare in the postseason, including the North Coast Section championships....
  • Pizarro: San Jose City Hall art piece reflects on meaning of borders
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 01:06:00 GMT
    If you've been around San Jose City Hall this week, you've probably seen Chico MacMurtrie's art installation, "Border Crosser" on the plaza. And you've also probably wondered, "What the heck is that?" The temporary installation, sponsored by art-tech curators ZERO1, looks a bit like an inflatable oil derrick, but it's got a deeper message about the meaning of borders....
  • Three Silicon Valley food specialties you must try
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:18:15 GMT
    If you're like us, you can't resist indulging in regional food specialties when traveling. That means Cuban food and stone crab when in Miami....
  • Feb. 7 Readers' letters
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:22:43 GMT
    Exxon Mobil for decades has been following the same strategy of the tobacco companies in funding a climate denial machine for decades while knowing full well the basic science of climate change. More than 100 million people have died from smoking-related ailments since that science was settled, yet tobacco company executives continued to lie to Congress while raking in profits....
  • Bonny Zanardi: Animals inspire art works
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:14:47 GMT
    "Sharing Our World," featuring paintings by Charlotte Coqui and Isaias Sandoval, is now on view at Gallery House in Palo Alto. A reception to meet the artists will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today....
  • Three finalists in Intel Science Talent Search contest hail from San Jose
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:47:07 GMT
    Photo by Mark Kocina Harker School's 2016 Intel Science Talent Search finalist, senior Jonathan Ma. Jonathan's project is a Genomics-Based Cancer Drug Response Prediction Through the Adaptive Elastic Net....
  • San Jose: Adopt a rosebush for your Valentine in the Heritage Rose Garden
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:44:10 GMT
    Calling it "the gift that keeps on living," the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is once again offering its rosebushes for adoption in time for Valentine's Day. A $60 donation gets the adopter an announcement card that lets the recipient know where his or her rosebush is planted in the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden and what variety it is....
  • How downtown Detroit has transformed since the Super Bowl 10 years ago
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:34:20 GMT
    Ask anyone outside of Detroit what is changing in the city's downtown, and the most obvious answers convey developments that make Michigan's largest central business district appealing to the most casual visitor. Each was a player in what was touted as signs of Detroit's rebirth a decade ago when Super Bowl XL was played on Ford Field in 2006....
  • Football: Super Bowl history on display at Oak Grove
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:00:54 GMT
    Golden footballs from the NFL in honor of former Oak Grove players Gibril Wilson and James Hodgins are on display at the school. . Oak Grove has its own piece of Super Bowl memorabilia on display in a trophy case at its South San Jose campus....
  • High school football video: Sights, sounds from signing day
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:01:38 GMT
    From San Mateo to South San Jose -- and several spots in between -- high school football players made their college commitments official at signing-day ceremonies. "I thought committing was the highlight of it," Colorado-bound Akil Jones said Wednesday at a ceremony on the Valley Christian campus....
  • 49ers WRs to captain charity basketball game in Menlo Park
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:31:10 GMT
    Stephen Ashford, a PE teacher at East Palo Alto Charter School, was hoping San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Bruce Ellington and Quinton Patton could help out at a back-to-school event in the fall. Scheduling conflicts didn't permit it....
  • Super Bowl 50: Three Silicon Valley food specialties you must try
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:36:05 GMT
    If you're like us, you can't resist indulging in regional food specialties when traveling. That means Cuban food and stone crab when in Miami....
  • San Jose State recruiting: Spartans sign 19 players
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:02:42 GMT
    If San Jose State coach Ron Caragher had any misgivings about spending much of the recruiting season down several assistant coaches, he didn't let on while speaking Wednesday about the 19 players in his 2016 class. The Spartans signed 17 high school players on Wednesday, adding them to the two junior college players that are enrolled and preparing for the beginning of spring practice on March 11. "The rest of the coaches really picked up," Caragher said of the Spartans' recruiting effort....
  • Alameda: Super Bowl to bring more air traffic
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:41:03 GMT
    Alameda residents may experience increased aircraft noise as a result of additional traffic at Oakland International Airport because of the Super Bowl, which will take place Sunday. The NFL and FAA have advised that more than 1,100 private jets are anticipated to fly into the Bay Area for the event....
  • Broncos' Murphy involved in pimping allegation
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:11:15 GMT
    A prostitution bust that ensnared now-inactive Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy at a San Jose motel Tuesday involved pimping allegations against him and a friend, though only the friend was cited, according to a source familiar with the case. Wednesday, the case reverberated swiftly through both football teams staying in the South Bay, with the teams using the instance as a cautionary tale about the risks and dangers of Super Bowl week....
  • Pizarro: Silicon Valley Education Foundation CEO joins President Barack Obama at Baltimore mosque
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:33:33 GMT
    President Barack Obama's historic visit to a mosque on Wednesday had a San Jose connection, as Silicon Valley Education Foundation CEO Muhammed Chaudhry was one of the people accompanying the president at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. "The president's speech helped realize what he can do to educate Americans about the contributions of Muslims," said Chaudhry, who was invited just Monday....
  • San Jose police: Slain man was victim of drive-by
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:57:49 GMT
    A 20-year-old man found shot to death over the weekend was the victim of a drive-by attack, police confirmed Tuesday. Police said Jaime Martinez was walking with friends on Clemence Avenue near Walnut Woods Drive at 12:51 p.m. Sunday when a dark-colored vehicle drove by the group and a passenger fired multiple times at them....
  • Tree that killed man in San Jose park had worried neighbors
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:49:34 GMT
    Neighbors had long cast a wary eye on the tall eucalyptus that toppled in Monday's afternoon winds and fatally struck an elderly man out for a day in Berryessa Creek Park. The spindly, seven-story-tall tree swayed menacingly in winter storms, worrying residents in the northeast San Jose neighborhood that it might come down and crush their cars or homes....