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  • Turf Wars: Potrero NIMBYs Rearing for Fight at Today's Planning Hearing on 1601 Mariposa
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:10:39 GMT
    In a city where new development sparks controversy more often than not, the plans for a 316-unit Potrero Hill rental complex at 1601 Mariposa have been among the most contentious of the past few years. Developer Related California would like to turn what is now a warehouse and parking lot into a four-story set of buildings with 275 parking spaces and 9,000 square feet of retail....
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:33:25 GMT
    This report shows Fitch's break-even stress scenarios for the largest credit card issuers using... )--Sallie Mae , formally SLM Corporation, today released fourth-quarter 2014 and full-year 2014 financial results that include the effects of $4.1 billion i... )--PTS, Inc, announced today it has entered discussion to advance Mariposa Health Ltd bridge financing. "Mariposa is advancing its develo... )--Global commerce platform and payments leader eBay today reported that revenue for the fourth qua...
  • Stampolis loses claim for $1,500 from Santa Clara Unified district
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:44:52 GMT
    Chris Stampolis, the Santa Clara schools trustee accused of harassing educators and parents then sanctioned for his behavior, lost an attempt Tuesday to win money after claiming officials at the school district he oversees mistreated his son. A suit filed by Stampolis's 12-year-old son sought $1,500, alleging false imprisonment by the Santa Clara Unified School District....
  • Mercury News editorial: Feds could help homeless count
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:32:51 GMT
    Next week's biennial count of the homeless in Santa Clara County and across the nation is a logistical nightmare. Getting a snapshot of a population that by definition has no address requires incredibly hard work by social service workers, homeless advocates and countless volunteers....
  • Eagles unbeaten in league
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:30:52 GMT
    Alma Heights Christian boys' varsity basketball team stayed unbeaten in Private School Athletic League play week with three wins, securing first place. The Eagles had wins on the road over Mid-Peninsula and North Valley Baptist as well as at home over San Francisco Christian ....
  • Parents of missing Antioch girl ask for public's help finding her
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:23:24 GMT
    A 17-year-old Antioch girl has been missing for almost two weeks, and her family is asking the public for help bringing her home. Rochelle Antoinette Briseno, a senior at Prospects High School, was last seen in the early morning hours of Jan. 10, at her home in an apartment along Sycamore Drive....
  • EBRPD to host youth job fairs
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:21:36 GMT
    The East Bay Regional Park District is looking for quite a few good young men and women, ages 15 to 24, to work in the parks this spring and summer. The jobs are varied, from aquatics and recreation to interpretive aide and gate attendant....
  • Santa Cruz beverage startup LifeAID turning a profit
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:06:11 GMT
    A 3-year-old Santa Cruz beverage company, LifeAID, is profitable, ramping up to ship 1 million cans a month, supplying customers in a dozen countries and needing more space in the Wrigley building on the Westside. Co-founders Orion Melehan, 38, a financial planner, and Aaron Hinde, 39, a chiropractor, started out making a lightly-carbonated beverage, 45 calories with only 9 grams -- a little over two teaspoons -- of sugar, using blue agave and adding glucosamine and B vitamins to boost the energ...
  • Twice-Told Tales: Police apprehend "meanest burglars" in 1954
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:53:11 GMT
    Police arrest burglars who stole from polio funds: "Kicking the crutches out from under a crippled boy is no worse than stealing the contents of a March of Dimes container," a member of Liberty Union faculty declared after it was discovered that a Brentwood school gymnasium had been burglarized and $15 from a fundraiser for polio victims had been stolen. They also found evidence that the burglary had been planned in advance; a wad of paper had been stuffed in a lock to keep the door open, and po...
  • Dining review: Taste Kitchen a tasty, welcome addition to Fairfax
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:47:12 GMT
    The smell of melting butter pulled me toward the kitchen, where grilled sandwiches were releasing their tantalizing aroma. A smiling server was ready to take my order at the counter and when I inquired about the shakshuka, a soup special of the day, the server promptly got me a little cup of it to sample....
  • Around Pleasanton: This student has a tail to tell
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:06:52 GMT
    Cabo Hewitt has been attending Michelle Holbrook's fifth-grade class at Emma C. Smith Elementary School every Friday for five years. He has a lunch card, a yearbook photo, a desk and a report card, and he knows exactly where his classroom supplies are kept....
  • Martinez: MUSD board delays approving school year calendar changes to get parent input
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:43:53 GMT
    Changes to the Martinez Unified School District calendar prompted the board to delay approval of the last two years of its new three-year school schedule. Board member Denise Elsken demanded that parents be included as stakeholders in a decision that would move the traditional spring break and start Christmas holiday break on Dec. 23. After Assistant Superintendent David Robertson's overview of the calendar committee recommendations, he said the committee had tried to maximize the average daily ...
  • El Cerrito holiday observance emphasizes ongoing struggle for equality
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:16:18 GMT
    In commemorating slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, a national holiday, James Brown carried a sign reading "I Am A Person. Not A Profile."...
  • Dominican University receives two community engagement awards
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:12:08 GMT
    Dominican University has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in recognition of the university's institutional focus on community engagement. This is the second national recognition Dominican has received recently in recognition for its focus on community service and engagement....
  • At the Buzzer: Dublin's Kobe Toney an ESPN sensation
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:28:56 GMT
    As fate would have it, Dublin High athletic director Jim Bosker just missed seeing the Gaels' epic comeback in a 79-78 win over visiting Las Lomas on Jan. 16. Bosker left the gymnasium when the boys basketball team was trailing by over 10 points. He had to head out to the football stadium to supervise a soccer game....
  • 5-year-old gets 'no-show' bill for classmate's birthday party
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:01:19 GMT
    It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old's school bag: a bill demanding a "no-show fee" for another child's birthday party. Nash said the bill from another parent sought 15.95 pounds because his son Alex had not attended the party at a ski center in Plymouth, southwest England....
  • 49ers' Anquan Boldin gets his real joy out of helping others
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:04:48 GMT
    Anquan Boldin isn't taking his selection lightly as a finalist for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. "I love playing the game of football, but I think I get more joy out of helping people and seeing people succeed than I do in scoring touchdowns," Boldin, the 49ers' leading receiver the past two seasons, said Tuesday morning on a media conference call....
  • California set to select 4-year community colleges for pilot program
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:21:42 GMT
    California school officials are set to select as many as 15 community colleges for a pilot program that would allow them to offer 4-year degrees. Community colleges in the state currently offer 2-year degrees....
  • Unvaccinated Southern California students told to stay home over measles fears
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:54:36 GMT
    Public health officials say 24 unvaccinated students have been sent home from an Orange County high school because of the risk a student infected with measles exposed others to the highly contagious respiratory illness. The Orange County Register reports that Matt Zahn, medical director for epidemiology at the Orange County Health Care Agency, sent a letter to parents saying an infected student was at Huntington Beach High School from Jan. 6 to 8. The health agency says students without a measle...
  • Fresno Police: 9-year-old girl killed in gang shooting crossfire
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:35:19 GMT
    Fresno police say a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed over the weekend was an innocent victim of gang violence. Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters at a news conference on Monday that Janessa Ramirez was shot in the abdomen the previous night when at least two people exchanged gunfire....