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  • editorial: Gambling Measure E is a bad deal with many unknowns
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:59:56 GMT
    It was a murky scenario from the start: $100,000 in taxpayer funds to a former state Senate leader turned economic development consultant, a failed effort to change state law, and the assembling of a team of ex-politicos and campaign consultants leading to an election in Milpitas funded by about a half-million dollars from the family which owns one of San Jose's two lucrative card rooms. Ballot Measure E in Milpitas will ask voter approval to hand Bay 101 an exclusive 25-year license with double...
  • Milpitas crime summaries for the Oct. 24 edition
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:57:44 GMT
    On Oct. 16 at about noon, Milpitas Police Department officers responded to an auto burglary on the 700 block of South Abel Street. Police said sometime overnight someone smashed the front passenger window to a 2009 Mazda 3 sedan.The suspects stole a $90 backpack and a $200 school book on human anatomy....
  • Mercury News editorial: For East Side Union, incumbents Biehl, Herrera and Le should be re-elected
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:49:54 GMT
    The East Side Union High School District -- the largest in northern California, with 24,000 students -- has struggled traditionally with high dropout rates and other academic failures once written off to the lower-income neighborhoods in San Jose that it encompasses. But East Side is on the way up....
  • Micrel Reports 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:29:24 GMT
    Non-GAAP net income* $ 4,190 $ 5,000 $ 5,370 $ 12,919 $ 18,227 ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= GAAP net income per share - diluted $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.07 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 Total adjustments to GAAP net income 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.07 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted $ 0.07 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 ========= ========= ========= ========= ========= Shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per share: Basic 56,642 56,537 57,752 5...
  • San Jose mayoral candidates, special interests spend big to win election
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:48:37 GMT
    Mayoral hopeful Sam Liccardo continues to lead Dave Cortese in the race for cash, as the candidates and special interest groups look to bombard a huge group of undecided voters with ads in the final weeks of the campaign. Campaign finance documents filed Thursday show Liccardo, a San Jose city councilman, has raised $973,000 since the June primary while Cortese, a county supervisor, has pulled in $722,000 over that span....
  • Guide to telling the San Jose mayoral candidates apart on key issues
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:41:41 GMT
    If you open up your mailbox and check out the ads in the San Jose mayor's race, go to a candidate debate or watch a news story on the campaigns, you might think the contest largely revolves around crime. And it's true that Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese has focused on spending more to rebuild the police force while Councilman Sam Liccardo has built his campaign on hiring cops by being financially efficient....
  • Video Update: San Jose e-Coli Contamination Won't Be Gone Until Sunday at the Earliest
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:30:31 GMT
    It will be Sunday at the earliest before residents in one San Jose neighborhood can stop boiling their drinking and cooking water. E-Coli contamination detected in a new water main continues to require the boil water order for people living within several blocks of Sydney Drive and Piedmont Road....
  • 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....
  • North San Jose: Boil notice issued after E. coli bacteria found in tap water
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:54:28 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....
  • Blotter: Robber snatches gold chain off victim in Sunnyvale
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:31:37 GMT
    Strong-arm robbery--Oct. 13, 3:20 p.m. E. Olive Avenue. An unknown person forcibly removed a gold chain from the victim on a school playground....
  • Sunnyvale: With armory's closure, homeless occupy Fair Oaks Park
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:31:06 GMT
    On one side, homeless men, women and children with nowhere else to go for the night, who hope to get some rest before the next day. On the other side are Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officers, who must uphold the city's ordinances, including not allowing camping overnight in parks....
  • Calendar
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:19:14 GMT
    Fall Book Sale: The Friends of the Almaden Library hold a sale of gently used and sometimes new books covering a wide range of topics and interests. Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Almaden Library, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose....
  • Lessons learned at Willow Glen High in 1961 stayed with Ha Kim Vong
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:17:38 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Ha Kim Vong. Ha Kim Vong wows his 1961 Willow Glen High classmates with judo and acrobatics....
  • Garden to Table a nonprofit that collects excess fruit from trees
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:16:05 GMT
    Garden to Table, a downtown urban garden and fruit tree gleaning nonprofit, hopes the organization can rake in more volunteers and harvest more fruit from neighboring areas in San Jose. "We're downtown because that's where our leaders are," said Zach Lewis, executive director of the organization, "but we're trying to train neighborhood picking leaders....
  • Oct. 23 Readers' letters: Cortese doesn't deserve credit for housing compromise
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:52:55 GMT
    Dave Cortese and his campaign allies are falsely trying to credit Cortese for reportedly working with the Tri-County Apartment Association and San Jose landlords over a decade ago to mediate a compromise on a controversial proposal that would have restricted landlords' ability to remove gang members and drug dealers from rent controlled housing. That's simply not true....
  • Drinking water ban in effect in San Jose neighborhood due to E. coli contamination
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:58:01 GMT
    Residents in a San Jose neighborhood are being told not to drink or cook with the water in their homes because of E. coli contamination. The affected area is in north San Jose close to the Milpitas border....
  • San Jose community meeting addresses mountain lion concerns
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:10:37 GMT
    Officials from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife held a community meeting at Williams Elementary School in south San Jose Tuesday evening, responding to concerns after several mountain lion sightings in the area in recent weeks. Home surveillance footage captured video of a mountain lion pouncing on a car in the middle of the night near the Almaden Country Club....
  • San Jose: Woman killed in hit-and-run identified
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:01 GMT
    A woman who was hit and killed by a car in East San Jose last week has been identified, according to the Santa Clara County coroner. Narinder Kaur, 48, was hit around 8 p.m. Oct. 13 near the intersection of North 33rd Street and McKee Road....
  • Contamination Forces Northeast San Jose Residents to Boil Water
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:33:06 GMT
    Several hundred residents are being told to boil their drinking and cooking water after traces of contamination was found in a neighborhood water supply. Crews first detected the contamination several days ago, officials said....
  • 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....