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  • S.F. takes new direction on homeless camps with 1-stop aid center
    published on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:19:28 GMT
    Sharon Albanese, who lives with her husband in an encamp ment on San Bruno Ave nue, says she hopes the Navigation Center will offer alter natives to the streets. Workers install plumbing in the Navigation Center for the homeless on Mission near 16th Street....
  • The Seasoned Collector: White Elephant, Book Fair in Oakland; St. Christopher's in San Jose
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Hundreds of people find deals during the annual White Elephant Sale at a 96,000 square-foot warehouse in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, March 1, 2014. It is the Bay Area's largest and most sought after rummage sale, organized by the Oakland Museum Women's Board to benefit the Oakland Museum of California....
  • Jan. 25 Readers' letters: Sale to Prime is the only reasonable solution to keep hospitals open
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:53:12 GMT
    Regarding the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare, your letter and op-ed writers have eliminated critical facts: The closure of San Jose Medical Center in 2004 had a major impact on O'Connor Hospital as well as Valley Medical Center. The cancellation of Medi-Cal contracts at Regional Medical Center resulted in Medi-Cal patients and doctors turning to O'Connor in droves....
  • Bay Area Climate Collaborative and Prospect Silicon Valley Join Forces
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:11:26 GMT
    BACC becomes part of Prospect Silicon Valley organization with increased strategic linkages to catalyze clean energy deployment in the San Francisco Bay Area Online PR News 22-January-2015 San Jose, CA The Bay Area Climate Collaborative and Prospect Silicon Valley announced the integration of BACC into the ProspectSV organization. BACC and ProspectSV programs will continue as they do today with strengthened linkages between the respective programs, creating a unique organization that links suppo...
  • Documentary Changing Boundaries: the History of San Jose Premieres Tonight
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:42:56 GMT
    Norman Kline Productions and CreaTV San Jose will host the World Premiere of Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose tonight, 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....
  • Blotter: An employee at O'Reilly's Auto Parts on Prospect Road stole...
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:58:49 GMT
    Recovered stolen vehicle--On Jan. 10 at 4:38 a.m. in the 18000 block of Paseo Lado, San Jose. Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle....
  • San Jose: Casino with working gaming machines found inside garage
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:33:51 GMT
    Officers uncovered an illegal casino in a San Jose garage recently, with several gaming machines in use and drugs in the home, police said. Officers responded to a service call at a home on the 100 block of South Capitol Avenue, near James Lick High School, when they discovered the home's garage full of working gambling machines, San Jose police Sgt....
  • Almaden: 16-year-old Leigh junior hopes to open a dance studio
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:21:41 GMT
    Katherine Labosky, 16, a junior at Leigh High School, is not only a ballet dancer but is training to teach her own classes at Capitol Dance Company in San Jose. Katherine Labosky is first and foremost a dancer....
  • Matt Kamkar's resignation leaves vacancy on San Jose Planning Commission
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:21:26 GMT
    There's an open position on the San Jose Planning Commission since Matt Kamkar resigned to work as a senior council assistant for Charles "Chappie" Jones, recently elected to represent District 1. Kamkar, a former Almaden resident, is working on land use and transportation issues for the new council member's office. Jones has drawn upon Kamkar's experience and education as a transportation engineer and his work as a planning commissioner....
  • Cambrian, Union School districts train middle-schoolers to solve computer problems
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:20:59 GMT
    Most of today's companies, large and small, have IT departments or employees to take care of computer and communication problems whenever they hit. But how many schools have dedicated students taking care of communication problems? At least two districts in the San Jose area do....
  • Cambrian shorts: A blood sugar workshop will take place Jan. 24 at St. Francis Church
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:19:55 GMT
    LifeSport Fitness is holding a blood sugar workshop on Jan. 24 aimed at the large segment of adults estimated to be diabetic or pre-diabetic. The workshop will outline modest lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of Type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes....
  • Rose Garden shorts: Neighborhood association holds annual meeting
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:19:43 GMT
    The Shasta/Hanchett Park Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting on Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Ave. The meeting will be preceded by a community involvement fair at 9 a.m. Faculty at Luther Burbank school are working to ensure that all 11 seventh- and eighth-grade students who registered for a DiscoverNow excursion to Washington, D.C., in April can afford to make the trip. Teacher Roger Flowers created a crowd-funding page on gofundme.com t...
  • Sources: Illegal Casinos Operate in Neighborhoods
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:33:23 GMT
    An illegal casino allegedly operating out of a South Bay garage is one of many, sources told NBC Bay Area. Damian Trujillo reports....
  • Sports shorts: Second annual Super Guadalupe River Run on Feb. 1
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:04:54 GMT
    The second annual Super Guadalupe River Run will be held on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m., and includes runs of 6.2 and 3.1 miles and a 1K for children. The run that benefits the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy begins and ends at Guadalupe Gardens, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose....
  • Photos: Former San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald selling San Jose mansion
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:11:48 GMT
    Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has listed his 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom estate in South San Jose for $2,949,888. The two-story 4,827 square foot Mediterranean style home was built in 1999 and has a large outdoor area with a pool, swim-up bar and fire pit....
  • Faith Lutheran Conservatory to expand fine arts classes
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:53:50 GMT
    From left, Lily Saxton, senior conservatory dance major Chelsea Mathews, Kailee Myxter and Molly Shaw perform during a contemporary dance recital in 2014 at Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The school's Conservatory of the Fine Arts began by offering classes only for seniors but is opening it to all high school students....
  • Police Blotter: Driver reaches inside drive-through window and punches employee
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:58:57 GMT
    12000 block of Saratoga Avenue, Dec. 20-Jan. 1 A residence was burglarized. Entry was made by someone who kicked the front door open....
  • Troubled kids: Mentoring, not drugging, is the answer
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:44:30 GMT
    At what point in our time-starved, instant-gratification culture did we decide it's more effective to prescribe pills for our most vulnerable youth than to actually spend time with them and help inspire them to turn their lives around? The Mercury News series "Drugging Our Kids" starkly highlights the inhumane way we are dealing with troubled young folks, including many in foster care, who are in need of human support and someone to stand up for them. If you want kids to be able to change their ...
  • Local Branch of 'National League of American Pen Women' Hosting Fundraiser Luncheon
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:12:24 GMT
    Among the Achievers to be honored in Art, Letters and Music are women from Campbell, Los Altos and Los Gatos. This event honors eight women achievers in ART, LETTERS, and MUSIC....
  • What's Happening?: Ca on City School Board hosts public input meeting Thursday
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:52:40 GMT
    The Canon City School Board will hear public comment regarding options to address the financial hardship of the District during a public input meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Administration Office, 101 N. 14th St. With cold weather expected this time of year, it is important that everyone take responsibility for making sure sidewalks are safe and passable. This is especially important to ensure the safety of children who walk to school and the many pedestrians who regularly walk in ...