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  • 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....
  • Super Bowl Blocks Bikes
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:24:07 GMT
    Santa Clara Police close a one-mile section of the San Tomas Aquino Trail during events at Levi's Stadium, forcing the public to use a two-mile on-street detour. During the stadium's construction, city officials promised that the trail would remain open at all times....
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Despite the hype, Super Bowl 50 is a mixed bag for hotels and Airbnb hosts
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:25:03 GMT
    Akhil Seth shows off one of the bedrooms for rent at his house in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Seth is trying to rent rooms in his house for Super Bowl weekend....
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Country Star Trivia
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:22:17 GMT
    Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa... -- The Late Late Show host James Corden is going to the Tony Awards....
  • Pizarro: Sick of the Super Bowl? Here are some other options in San Jose this weekend
    published on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    There's a lot of attention being paid to the Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, but for those who couldn't care less about football, here are a few other things going on this weekend: SOUTH FIRST FRIDAYS: The monthly art walk through downtown San Jose's South First Area -- affectionately known as SoFA -- returns with galleries, restaurants and coffee shops open late and many offering new art exhibitions or other entertainment. While the name has stuck, the walk has really expanded beyond th...
  • Flush your money down a $50,000 VIP toilet with these Super Bowl party packages
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:21:25 GMT
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  • Broncos player detained in San Jose prostitution sting
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:24:48 GMT
    Free safety Ryan Murphy #36 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on September 3, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Murphy was waived by the Seahawks and picked up by the Broncos last year....
  • Denver Broncos Player Sent Home From Super Bowl After Being...
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 06:57:28 GMT
    Safety Ryan Murphy was not cited by police but coach Gary Kubiak "decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for... Super Bowl week has only just begun but it is already over for Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy , who has been sent home by the team in shame. Murphy, a member of the Bronco's practice squad, was questioned Tuesday by San Jose police in connection with a prostitution sting....
  • Super Bowl 50 week officially kicks off
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:22:41 GMT
    As has been a limited number of fans were allowed to purchase tickets to watch the annual media feeding frenzy. A number of changes have been made by the NFL for the historic Super Bowl 50, including moving Media Day from the usual Tuesday late morning/early afternoon to Monday night....
  • Super Bowl 50: Taking light rail? You need smartphone app, advance ticket
    published on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:40:19 GMT
    Football fans line up to catch a VTA train at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. If you are planning on taking light rail or a VTA bus to Super Bowl 50 this Sunday at Levi's Stadium, here's the key thing to know: You must buy your $20 transit ticket ahead of time....
  • Mercury News editorial: San Jose's airport is a winner because of city-business team
    published on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:30:18 GMT
    It was fun watching the world champion football team and the runner-up arrive Sunday at Signature Flight Support's sparkling new private jet facility at Mineta San Jose International Airport. It was a symbol of the South Bay's partnership in Super Bowl 50, not just hosting the game at Levi's Stadium but having the teams stay in San Jose and Santa Clara hotels and the opening event media frenzy Monday night at San Jose's SAP Center....
  • Pizarro: San Jose Chamber Orchestra celebrates 25 years
    published on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    The San Jose Chamber Orchestra turned on the elegant charm for its 25th anniversary gala Sunday night at the Silicon Valley Capital Club. The black-tie crowd included founding board members Elisa Goti and Mary Allan , founding board President Vic Corsiglia, founding Vice President Ken Wiener, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda and San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez....