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  • Police Investigating Two Unrelated Armed Robberies
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:21:18 GMT
    San Jose police are investigating two unrelated armed robberies that occurred within an hour of each other on Tuesday night, a police spokesman said today. The first robbery was reported around 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of Tully Road....
  • Willow Glen shorts: Gatsby Gala planned for Elsk Lodge
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:23:05 GMT
    Tickets are on sale for St Leo the Great's Great Gatsby Gala, set for Feb. 28. Proceeds will go toward St. Leo's school improvements and operating budget. The event is billed as a night filled with music and dancing and features a sit-down dinner and silent, live and dessert auctions....
  • San Jose: Safe water organization hopes to raise funds with musical and walk
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:22:25 GMT
    Charlie Brown may be a blockhead, but he's always been known as a thoughtful guy, and a group in the Cambrian area hopes the bald little boy will get people thinking about the world's water crisis. The 2011 cast of Branham High School's musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!" will reunite in January to raise funds for a local chapter of Water Missions International, a nonprofit that provides safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas....
  • Opera San Jose founder Irene Dalis died, San Jose Rep shut down in 2014
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:22:13 GMT
    The San Jose arts community lost two of its brightest stars in 2014: Irene Dalis, founder of Opera San Jose, and the San Jose Repertory Theatre, the flagship nonprofit live theater company of the South Bay. Dalis, a celebrated mezzo-soprano who spent 20 years with New York's Metropolitan Opera, died Dec. 14 after a short illness....
  • Rose Garden shorts: St. Leo's hosts Gatsby Gala
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:22:00 GMT
    The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden is offering hands-on rose pruning lessons every Wednesday and Saturday, Jan. 3 through Feb. 28. The free lessons are for those ages 16 and older and run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring leather gloves and bypass shears if you have them; loaners are available. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle....
  • Los Gatos: The year in review
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:09:00 GMT
    In the midst of day-to-day activities it's easy to forget what happened last week, let alone last month or way back in January. A look at 52 weeks' worth of the Los Gatos Weekly-Times finds many notable events, including a ban on single-use plastic bags and a "coming soon" Styrofoam ban....
  • Man found dead on UC Berkeley campus was from San Ramon
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:07:24 GMT
    A 20-year-old man who was found dead in the heart of the University of California at Berkeley's fraternity and sorority residential area early Saturday was from San Ramon, according to online posts. Apoorve Agarwal was a junior at UC Berkeley pursuing a double major in applied mathematics and economics, according to the website of Law In Practice, a student-run organization for people who are interested in law but want more information about the field....
  • Milpitas council ups contract to $1.47 million for recycled water line project
    published on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:17:18 GMT
    City of Milpitas will expand its use of purple pipes, which denote recycled water lines, by extending the use of recycled water to the east side of Milpitas, largely to irrigate landscaping at city-owned facilities and local schools. In August, the city opened five recycled water stations for construction contractors in order to reduce potable water use during the ongoing statewide drought....
  • Peninsula readers' letters: December 24
    published on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:43:30 GMT
    Dear Editor: Recently, authorities closed "The Jungle" -- a large homeless encampment in San Jose. To be fair, they gave some residence for most of those homeless, but then lost patience and just kicked away the rest, about 50 people....
  • Dec. 24 Readers' letters: Public should attend public hearings on hospitals' futures
    published on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:33:43 GMT
    The Coalition for Hospital Accountability would like to thank the Mercury News for their continuing coverage of the potential sale of the Daughters of Charity local hospitals, St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy and O'Connor Hospital in San Jose to Prime Healthcare Services. There will be two public hearings organized by the Attorney General's Office to provide an opportunity for the public to provide input on the health impact and change in control and governance of the hospitals....
  • Fire Crews Investigating Three South Bay Car Fires
    published on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:00:04 GMT
    Two of the fires happened overnight near Del Mar High School in West San Jose. They started just blocks apart and within 40 minutes of each other....
  • Dec. 23 Readers' letters: San Jose mayor restored honesty in government
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:18:20 GMT
    Considering what San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed inherited, he has done a wonderful job. Reed has restored honesty in government and implements pension reform that was desperately needed....
  • Documentary Changing Boundaries: the History of San Jose to Premiere 1/22
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:55:30 GMT
    Norman Kline Productions and CreaTV San Jose will host the World Premiere of Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose on January 22, 2015, at the California Theatre in San Jose. The Ken Burns-style feature-length production tells the story of the working people, political leaders and dreamers who built the City of San Jose....
  • Sacred Heart 4,200 Toys Short of Christmas Gift Goal
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:53:17 GMT
    A San Jose charity trying to help needy kids this Christmas is short thousands of toys from meeting its goal. Sacred Heart Community Service had planned to give two toys and one book to 5,800 children this holiday season....
  • Vacaville battalion chief retires
    published on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:16:12 GMT
    With Vacaville Fire Battalion Chief Steve Bowman driving from the rear cab, the ladder truck leaves fire station 71 to deliver him home for the last time on Saturday. Joel Rosenbaum -- The Reporter A Vacaville Fire Department battalion chief has turned in his boots, helmet and protective gear after three decades of battling burning houses and grass fires....
  • Willow Glen: First wrestler hits the mat for girls school
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Sophia Mercado, 14, a freshman at Presentation High School, is blazing a trail as the first wrestler in the school's history. Mercado, who started wrestling in eighth grade, trains with the Palomino Academy and wrestles at 101# weight class....
  • Herhold: San Jose's Mexico City restaurant closing on Christmas Eve
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:43:16 GMT
    Lunch crowd at the Mexico City Restaurant, San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. After 43 years, Yolanda Barron is closing down the Mexico City Restaurant....
  • South Bay calendar, Dec. 20 and beyond
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:28:30 GMT
    "The Spirit of Christmas" tours: See dozens of Christmas trees and wreaths, lights, candles and more than 1,000 feet of garlands decorating the Winchester Mystery House during 30- to 60-minute guided tours specifically for the holidays. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 20-21 and Friday through Dec. 28. 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose....
  • Milpitas calendar for Dec. 19
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:04:16 GMT
    A Northside Theatre Company holiday tradition for 32 years, A Christmas Carol captures the power, humor and warmth of this ageless tale. This is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous, kind human being....
  • San Jose Police Lift Lockdown At 3 Schools After Finding Suspect In Shooting
    published on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:55:50 GMT
    SAN JOSE - San Jose police have lifted a shelter-in-place order and a lockdown at three schools after a shooting Thursday morning. Police lifted the shelter-in-place order and the lockdown at Blackford Elementary School, Valley Christian Elementary and Del Mar High School about 11:50 a.m., police spokesman Albert Morales said....