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May 11, 2011 | 2:47 pm

Three Dead Following Shooting at SJSU

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Police are investigating a deadly shooting at San Jose State University. Campus police say the shooting happened Tuesday night in a university parking garage. Three people died, including the suspected gunman. Police believe the victims knew each other and say the incident was not random. The Associated Press reports: Investigators have not released a possible […]

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Trial Delayed for American Hikers Detained in Iran

May 11, 2011 | 10:37 am

Trial Delayed for American Hikers Detained in Iran

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Two of the three former UC Berkeley students being held in Iran under accusations of espionage, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were due in court Wednesday, but the trial has again been delayed by Iranian authorities. The men’s attorney says no explanation was given for the postponement. At this time, it appears that the trial […]

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Happening Now: Watch the James Beard Awards Live Online

May 9, 2011 | 4:54 pm

Happening Now: Watch the James Beard Awards Live Online

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The 2011 “Oscars of Food” (aka The James Beard Awards) are happening right now. Watch the livestream on JamesBeard.org. And for the bandwidth-starved foodies, you can keep up with the event on Twitter or Bay Area Bites. Not surprisingly, many Bay-Area chefs, restaurants and writers are up for awards this year. The SFGate food blog, […]

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Calif. Picks Up Rail Money Left on the Table

May 9, 2011 | 4:34 pm

Calif. Picks Up Rail Money Left on the Table

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving California hundreds of millions of dollars toward high-speed rail — that’s money that Florida turned down. Fifteen states and Amtrak will share the $2 billion that’s now being redirected. Nearly $340 million will fund high-tech train cars in California and the Midwest. Another $300,000 will support high-speed rail […]

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Vallejo Man Detained for Disrupting San Francisco-Bound Flight

May 9, 2011 | 1:42 pm

Vallejo Man Detained for Disrupting San Francisco-Bound Flight

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KQED’s Joshua Johnson reported this morning that a Vallejo man is in San Mateo County jail and under federal investigation after allegedly disturbing a Chicago to San Francisco flight, at one point banging on the cockpit door. Twenty-eight-year-old Rageit Almurisi was charged with interfering with a flight crew on American Airlines Flight 1561. Authorities say […]

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March 12, 2011 | 11:07 pm

Japan Aftermath in Pictures

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We’re huge fans of Boston.com’s Big Picture blog, a site dedicated to finding and presenting (in large format) some of the most amazing photographs documenting global news events, big and small. Have a look at the images they’ve pulled together from Japan over the last few days. Images speak a thousand words, indeed.

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Mail One for the Gipper

February 10, 2011 | 6:15 pm

Mail One for the Gipper

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The United States Postal Service has released a new stamp of former President — and California Governor — Ronald Reagan. The USPS began selling the stampĀ  as part of a celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday. (His birthday was February 6, and NPR ran a great piece assessing his legacy.) It’s worth […]

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