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  • Orchard Supply opens mysterious vault in old San Jose store
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:14:24 GMT
    OSH President Richard Maltsbarger, right, finds an original sketch of the store mascot as Bruce Levitin, left, V.P. of operational readiness, looks at other materials after a safe at a former Orchard Supply store in San Jose, Calif., was opened Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The San Jose-based hardware chain opened a mysterious vault in the old store that will be demolished soon after....
  • Milpitas: Video shows reckless motorcycle riders taunting CHP officer
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The California Highway Patrol is attempting to find out who shot a video that was posted on YouTube showing one of their motorcycle officers attempting to corral a group of motorcyclists who were driving recklessly down southbound Interstate 680 in Milpitas and San Jose earlier this month. In the video, posted Tuesday by user"gurustunts," the pack of roughly 50 riders can be seen speeding and weaving around each other along I-680, doing wheelies and standing on their bikes as they ride....
  • Orchard Supply opens mysterious vault in old San Jose store
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    For a very long time, nobody at Orchard Supply Hardware knew what was inside a tall, mysterious vault on the second floor of the old flagship store near downtown. On Wednesday afternoon, a locksmith surrounded by news reporters and fidgety company officials took a drill to the old safe and found: Original drawings of the Eager Beaver company mascot, assorted files and blueprints dating to the late 1980s, some hand tools, a rotary telephone and the wilted remains of a long-dead house plant....
  • Boil notice issued in San Jose after E. coli bacteria found in tap water
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:34:45 GMT
    Residents on the far northeast outskirts of town near the Milpitas border have been advised to boil their water if it's being used for drinking or cooking after potentially hazardous bacteria was found in tap samples. The boil notice was issued last Friday to about 300 residences around Sydney Drive and Sydney Court, including Milpitas Christian School....
  • Sports shorts: 10th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:13:12 GMT
    The Quito Little League is holding registration for the spring season for boys and girls ages 4 to 15. Players of all ability levels are welcome to sign up. Fees range from $115 to $300 per player ....
  • Roadshow: East Bay's most pressing traffic need
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:10:52 GMT
    Q What's the most important East Bay traffic need, which clearly affects San Jose commuters as well? The 580-680 interchange. The two most important words are: FREMONT FLYOVER! MUST HAVE FREMONT FLYOVER! ... There are accidents on 580 on a too-frequent basis....
  • Sports on the Side
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:07:23 GMT
    The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club has partnered with Juventus Sport Club of Redwood City for this weekend's Bay Area Fall Cup, featuring more than 200 boys teams. MVLA is scheduled to host 11-versus-11 games on fields in Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale; Juventus is slated to host eight-on-eight matches for younger players....
  • Roadshow: Alameda County tax vote will affect commuters in Contra...
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:19:12 GMT
    Q What's the most important East Bay traffic need, which clearly affects San Jose commuters as well? The 580-680 interchange. The two most important words are: FREMONT FLYOVER! MUST HAVE FREMONT FLYOVER! ... There are accidents on 580 on a too-frequent basis....
  • Tour of California returns to San Jose for 10th anniversary
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:27:58 GMT
    The Amgen Tour of California cycling road race returns to San Jose for the event's 10th anniversary, organizers announced Monday. The only city to participate in every tour will serve as the lone Bay Area stop in the 700-mile race May 10-17 that features some of the world's best cyclists....
  • 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....
  • San Jose: In District 1 City Council race, new faces fight familiar battle
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:34:57 GMT
    Talk to the candidates running for the open District 1 seat on the San Jose City Council and, from a policy standpoint at least, you might mistake them for the two men running for mayor. On one side you have the fiscally conservative candidate with the backing of businesses and the City Hall establishment who has made pension reform a top priority, like mayoral hopeful Sam Liccardo....
  • Longtime Willow Glen resident has 100 years of memories
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:36:07 GMT
    Game-changing events that have occurred during Lenore Luedemann's 100 years have ranged from the first transcontinental phone call to the rise of smartphone technology. Just four months after the San Jose native was born in March 1914, World War I was declared....
  • Sports shorts: Sakkas, Moore invited to USA Field Hockey Futures Elite Academy
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:07:43 GMT
    The first Heroes and Helpers Golf Tournament, a benefit for the Shop With a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley, will be held on Nov. 3 at Los Lagos Golf Course, 2995 Tuers Road in San Jose. The cost is $360 for a foursome or $95 per player, and the scramble tournament begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start....
  • Sabres on the road 2014-15: San Jose Sharks
    published on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:06:13 GMT
    The Buffalo Sabres complete their first western road trip of the 2014-15 season with a game against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, October 25th; puck drop is 4 p.m. ET. The Sharks, founded in 1991, play their home games at the SAP Center at San Jose in California, better known regionally as the "Shark Tank."...
  • Why Columbus Day is safe in San Jose
    published on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    A longtime reader sent me an email the other day with a question that perplexed me: What happened to Christopher Columbus' golden buckles, or more accurately, the gold-painted buckles on his boots? My correspondent was not, of course, talking about the explorer's real boots, but about the black marble pair that now adorn his statue at San Jose City Hall. Someone stole the famous Genoan's buckles? This sounded like hold-the-phone-Martha news....
  • San Jose Family Dog Hurt in Residential Burglary
    published on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:51:03 GMT
    A big story not for what was taken, but for what was left behind. A dog was beaten and bloodied during a home burglary in San Jose....
  • Case of 49ers' Ray McDonald illustrates potential conflicts of interest between cops, teams
    published on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 01:56:11 GMT
    When a San Jose police officer who moonlights as security for the 49ers interjected himself into the alleged domestic violence investigation of team defensive lineman Ray McDonald, it did more than just give the appearance of a conflict of interest. It put the SJPD squarely in the national spotlight and provided a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of close connections between major sports organizations and local law enforcement agencies....
  • San Jose: Family dog severely injured in home burglary
    published on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:21:46 GMT
    A family dog was brutally injured during a home burglary in San Jose's Stonegate East neighborhood late Friday morning, police said. Shortly after 11 a.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Culpepper Drive for a report of a residential burglary and cruelty to an animal, department spokesman Officer Albert Morales said....
  • S.J. police ban officers from moonlighting for 49ersvisit|article-5815454|o-river_simple_list-39675|5
    published on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 01:52:56 GMT
    More than a dozen San Jose police officers must stop moonlighting as security guards for the San Francisco 49ers until further notice, the police chief said Friday in the wake of controversy over his department's response to a domestic violence call at the home of Niners defensive lineman Ray McDonald . The decision by Chief Larry Esquivel came after revelations that when San Jose police responded to the home of McDonald and his pregnant fiancA e in the early hours of Aug. 31, a police officer w...
  • Police Blotter: Woman complains about soccer balls hitting her house
    published on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:15:01 GMT
    Oakdale Street, 8:50 a.m. Wednesday Miscellaneous property, including a camera and jewelry, were stolen the day before from a residence. Whipple Avenue and Veterans Boulevard, 11:11 a.m. Wednesday A driver told police a big rig driver cut him off and had also stared at him aggressively....