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Take Me Out to the Courtroom: Oakland A’s Future at Stake in Hearing

October 4, 2013 | 10:18 am

Take Me Out to the Courtroom: Oakland A’s Future at Stake in Hearing

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Judge hears arguments on city lawsuit over Major League Baseball’s delays in allowing A’s to move.

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Major League Baseball Asks Court to Toss San Jose’s Lawsuit Over Oakland A’s

August 8, 2013 | 6:00 am

Major League Baseball Asks Court to Toss San Jose’s Lawsuit Over Oakland A’s

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There’s an acronym popular among baseball fans on social media, TOOTBLAN.  It stands for Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop — what happens when a runner misjudges the amount of time he has to scramble onto a base before the opposing team sees what he’s doing and tags him out. If Major League […]

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San Jose Budget Restores Some Cuts

June 13, 2013 | 6:56 am

San Jose Budget Restores Some Cuts

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Two years ago San Jose’s budget looked grim. Mayor Chuck Reed warned the City Council that the city might have to close all its branch libraries, and lay off all its crossing guards and park rangers and some police. On Tuesday night the City Council was looking at a much brighter picture. It passed a $2.6 […]

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San Jose Police Union Challenges Pension Reform Measure

May 1, 2013 | 1:09 pm

San Jose Police Union Challenges Pension Reform Measure

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(BCN) The San Jose Police Officers’ Association on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Santa Clara County Superior Court challenging San Jose’s voter-approved Measure B pension reform proposition. The lawsuit charges the City Council violated a state labor law by failing to bargain with the union to the required extent before placing the measure on the […]

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Silicon Valley Urged to Save Energy After Bullets Hit Substation

April 16, 2013 | 12:12 pm

Silicon Valley Urged to Save Energy After Bullets Hit Substation

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Several Pacific Gas & Electric transformers in San Jose were damaged after being hit by gunfire early Tuesday, and state officials urged the utility’s customers in the San Jose area to conserve electricity in response. Authorities received multiple phone calls reporting gun shots near the utility’s substation at 1:46 a.m. […]

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Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

March 6, 2013 | 2:34 pm

Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

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Bummed out by rising crime, Oakland residents are turning their thumbs down on their city’s prospects, according to a new opinion poll. Sixty-five percent say the town is headed in the wrong direction, compared to only 22 percent with the opposite feeling, and 12 percent who can’t decide, Survey USA reported. The findings contrast with […]

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San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

February 5, 2013 | 3:14 pm

San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

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Is your commute getting longer? You’re not the only one. The average San Francisco-Oakland Area commuter wasted 61 hours getting to work in 2011, one more hour than in 2010, according to a study released by Texas A&M University researchers on Tuesday. That made the San Francisco-Oakland Area the second most congested metropolitan area in […]

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News Pix: Big Storm, Big Hearts and Oysters

November 30, 2012 | 12:58 pm

News Pix: Big Storm, Big Hearts and Oysters

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The platform at Oakland’s MacArthur BART station, shot from San Francisco-bound train during Friday morning commute in the middle of a the latest in a series of storms. (Dan Brekke/KQED) Delleon Brown strikes his opponent during a bout at the boxing exhibition hosted by the Richmond Police Activities League on Saturday, November 17th, 2012. (Erik […]

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Take a Look at the Record-Setting SJ Earthquakes

October 23, 2012 | 12:40 pm

Take a Look at the Record-Setting SJ Earthquakes

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San Francisco Giants fans may not have noticed yet, but another Bay Area team is in the playoffs. That team, the San Jose Earthquakes set a record Sunday… but not by having the best standings in Major League Soccer (though they got a Supporters Shield award for that) and not because striker Chris Wondolowski scored […]

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November 28, 2011 | 9:15 am

Developing story: San Jose cop, wife found dead in Gilroy home

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The San Jose Mercury News is reporting on a presumed murder-suicide involving a San Jose police officer. A San Jose police sergeant and his wife were found dead in their Gilroy home overnight, and investigators believe it was a murder-suicide, multiple sources told this newspaper. Neither San Jose police or Gilroy police would not immediately […]

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