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Sept. 19 Letters: Explaining mindset of Sunnyvale's crazy housing market

The folks that are surprised and outraged that a couple is paying $782,000 over the asking price for the Sunnyvale house have never been young, high-tech professionals with significant stock holdings in their company. Let's suppose the buyers are Google employees who want to live near their work. Th

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-18 21:27:53

Known Gang Member Fatally Shot By Officer Was Not Armed With a Gun, SJPD Says

A known gang member fatally shot by police late Friday in San Jose was not armed with a gun, San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said Monday. The deadly shooting incident occured shortly after undercover officers in unmarked cars pulled over Jacob Dominguez in East San Jose. Officers told Dominguez,

NBC BAY AREA - 2017-09-19 01:21:30

San Jose robbery suspect killed by police identified

The armed robbery suspect shot and killed by a San Jose police officer was identified as a 33-year-old San Jose resident. Jacob Dominguez was fatally shot by a police officer following a nine-day crime spree that included a armed robbery and a drive-by shooting, authorities said Monday. "As some p

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 14:32:00

Police Responding to Standoff in San Jose

Police late Tuesday are working to get someone to come out of a home in San Jose. The standoff is in the area of West San Carlos Street, between Buena Vista and Willard avenues. Police were initially responding to a family disturbance. A man got into an argument with his mother and started destroyin

NBC BAY AREA - 2017-09-20 01:32:04

The Performance Of A Lifetime: Facebook Engineer With Terminal Illness Takes To The Stage

In community theaters across the country, Fiddler On The Roof has been a staple for more than 50 years. But the current 4-week run of Fiddler by the Sunnyvale Community Players' is destinated to be one-of-a-kind. That's because while it is 32-year-old violinist Eric Sun's first performance with SCP,

NBC BAY AREA - 2017-09-20 06:04:55

Senseless stabbing leaves widow braving another family tragedy

Esmeralda Garcia becomes emotional speaking about her late husband, Rodolfo Lopez, in her home in San Jose, California, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Lopez was sitting outside of a taco truck near their South San Jose apartment complex when he was fatally stabbed and killed. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 23:46:20

Big setback for Gov. Brown's twin-tunnels project in the delta

California's biggest agricultural water supplier said Tuesday that it's not ready to spend money on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed delta tunnels plan, a decision that could threaten the future of the $17 billion project. The Westlands Water District, the powerful San Joaquin Valley supplier that irriga

SFGATE - 2017-09-20 00:21:00

$17 billion Delta tunnels plan in trouble after key water agency backs out

In a major and potentially fatal setback to Gov. Jerry Brown's $17 billion plan to build two huge tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, America's largest irrigation district voted Tuesday to pull out of the project. The board of Westlands Water District, based in Fresno, voted 7-1 fo

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:55:36

Manslaughter charge dropped in Montalvo case

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge approved a motion to dismiss manslaughter charges stemming from an October 2015 collision that killed Los Altos resident Michelle Montalvo. Marisa Landin, deputy district attorney with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, said her office moved

LOSALTOSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

CHP officer killed in wreck on way to work in San Martin

A 44-year-old California Highway Patrol officer was struck and killed while riding his motorcycle to work on Tuesday morning in San Martin, officials said. The rider was not identified, but a source familiar with the investigation confirmed he was an off-duty CHP officer who worked out of the CHP's

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:24:00

The medfly invasion: How a tiny insect upended Bay Area life decades ago

When searching The Chronicle's archive, I came across a story about the Mediterranean fruit fly invasion of 1980-81. My interest piqued, I dug up more photos and articles about what became one of the strangest environmental events in Bay Area history: the mass spraying of pesticides over huge swaths

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Roadshow: Highway 17 paving, now and down the road

Q: What does it take to get Highway 17 from downtown Los Gatos to Bear Creek Road paved? It's been in deplorable condition for years. I drive a 3-ton GMC Yukon, and if I don't negotiate my way around all the potholes, my front end is going to fall off. Garry HowardLos Gatos A: Maybe not. In a few we

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:00:18

Bay Area commutes getting longer, more congested: Top 10 worst commutes of 2016

Traffic stinks. And it's getting even stinkier. That's according to the annual Metropolitan Transportation Commission's annual study of the nine-county Bay Area. Delays caused by congestion rose about 10 percent from 2015 to 2016 -- and if you go back to 2010, the congestion has jumped by 80 percent

BAYINSIDER - 2017-09-19 13:17:00

Udacity adds course on flying cars and ramps up self-driving program

Udacity, a Mountain View online educational company focused on programming and robotics, will offer a course early next year covering basics of autonomous flight, with hands-on projects such as flight simulation and deploying code on a small drone. Like the company's other programs, it will lead to

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 23:31:00

Police target RVs on Crisanto Avenue

Sewage leaks spur towing of some vehicles that are being lived in, police say Crisanto Avenue, home to the city's largest makeshift encampment of people living out of their cars, was a tense scene on Tuesday afternoon as a large team of police officers began towing vehicles for violating city rules.

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-09-20 03:33:00

Woman arrested for alleged attack on concert security

A San Jose woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly punched a security officer during the Florida Georgia Line concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, according to police. Concert security staff told police that the attack occurred around 8:30 p.m. within the medical area of the venue, and that

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-09-19 16:49:00

Gifted Mountain View Student Receives National Honor

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - A Mountain View girl is among 28 students nationwide recently announced as the Institute for Educational Advancement's 2017 class of award recipients of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matche

PATCH - 2017-09-20 01:44:04

Fliers Call Out Troubled Homeless Men Harassing San Jose Neighborhood

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) - The owners of several San Jose businesses are trying to encourage action against two homeless men who have been damaging property and harassing their customers for more than a year. The businesses owners want to make sure everyone in the neighborhood knows who the two men are in

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 23:15:00

Prep football rankings: Week 5 Bay Area News Group Top 20

The biggest mover this week was Clayton Valley Charter. Fresh off its rout of Antioch last weekend, the Ugly Eagles flew up six spots, from No. 17 to No. 11. Yes, De La Salle lost. But it still has not been beaten by a Bay Area team in 26 years. Until it does, the Spartans stay No. 1. Heritage (4-0)

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:00:14

'Near Normal Man' battles Nazis again, for the third time in 7 decades

Ben Stern speaks at the Bay Area march and rally Against Hatred in Berkeley, Aug. 27, 2017. (Rob Waters photo) During World War II, he survived two ghettos, nine concentration camps and two death marches. A Polish Jew, he was starved, beaten, whipped and shot at by Nazis. Yet Ben Stern miraculously

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:43:08