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  • SAN JOSE: Muslim predator arrested for attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl after...

    05/18/2015 4:02:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/18/15
    By BI: San Jose police have arrested a MUSLIM man accused of forcing himself on a 13-year-old girl as she returned home from school. The suspect has been identified as Mohammad Khaliqi, 31, of San Jose. Police arrested him in the 1400 block of School St. in San Leandro on Friday morning. He’s facing multiple counts of burglary, attempted sexual assault and false imprisonment.ABC News On Tuesday, the man followed the girl as she walked home from school. She told investigators he had forced his way through the front door of her home as she went inside. She fought him...
  • Middle School Principal Bought Jewelry with School Credit Card

    05/16/2015 10:52:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, May 15, 2015 | ony Kovaleski, Liza Meak and Mark
    Sources from Oak Grove School District in San Jose want the superintendent to do something about a middle school principal with what they say are questionable spending habits. The sources came to the NBC Bay Area Investigative after they say the Superintendent’s office didn’t do enough to address their concerns about Bernal Intermediate School Principal Kristina Clecak. “Someone has to listen. Someone has to look at this,” said a district employee who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation. “Our job is to protect the public’s money to educate these children.” In October, the Investigative Unit requested Clecak’s expense...
  • San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

    05/11/2015 10:28:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 11, 2015 | Len Ramirez
    San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold. “From the day the drought was declared, and the city council announced its restrictions on filling of hot tubs, it’s closed our doors,” Hot Spring Spas sales manager Chet Lockwood said. The store is still open, but no one is coming in, and layoffs may not be far behind. “We can’t see how we’re going to be able to survive through this,” Lockwood said. San Jose’s city council sent a serious message...
  • Facebook Video Shows San Jose Police Wielding Baton, Punching Suspect Who Allegedly Attacked Cops

    05/05/2015 8:12:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/5 | Robert Handa
    Facebook Video Shows San Jose Police Wielding Baton, Punching Suspect Who Allegedly Attacked Cops, Refused ArrestSgt. Enrique Garcia said today that the Police Department is reviewing the incident on the video and that the department had yet to launch its planned pilot program for some officers to wear body-worn video cameras. Police said that the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Juan Moreno-Lopez, had been walking east on Story Road east of White Road at 8:45 p.m. Saturday and as two officers approached, he threw something into some bushes and tried to flee on foot. Officers chased him to the middle of...
  • San Francisco is Worst Market for Renters: Report

    04/21/2015 1:43:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    San Francisco is the worst market for renters, according to Forbes' latest list. The average rent in San Francisco is over $2,800. And the vacancy rate is only 3.6 percent. It is only slightly better in the East Bay and South Bay. The average rent in Oakland is about $1,800 a month, but the vacancy rate is even worse than San Francisco at 2.9 percent. In San Jose, rents run about $2,200. Still, Forbes listed all three cities as the worst places for renters nationwide.
  • San Jose 13-Year-Old Invents Device To Help White Canes "See"

    04/17/2015 1:41:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Garvin Thomas
    In 1921, according to the history books, an newly-blind Englishman named James Biggs was feeling threatened by the amount of traffic in his neighborhood. In order to be more visible to motorists, Biggs reportedly painted his cane white. If true, it means the white cane as an aid to the blind is approaching its 100th birthday. Which explains why, in true Silicon Valley fashion, Raghav Ganesh thought the world was overdue for the white cane, 2.0. "There's an old device here that needed an upgrade," Raghav says, "and I thought I could make that better." Raghav Ganesh, a San Jose...
  • "Comeback Story": Bryan Stow Throws Out First Pitch at San Jose Giants Home Opener

    04/16/2015 10:27:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 16, 2015 | Alan Waples and Lisa Fernandez
    The San Francisco Giants fan beaten outside Dodger Stadium on Thursday threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener for the San Jose Giants, a team where he used to be a paramedic before he was left brain damaged in the attack four years ago. "It's a comeback story," said Dan Orum, president and CEO of the San Jose Giants, who faced off against the Bakersfield Blaze on Thursday. "Just to see what he's come through, and to be able to give him something back like this — it's just the kind of thing that resonates with everybody."...
  • Man With Machete Goes on Rampage in San Jose Neighborhood

    03/29/2015 6:25:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    A San Jose neighborhood was shut down Sunday morning when a man with a machete went on a rampage. It happened on Mocho Court, near the Tully Road 101 exit Neighbors said around 10:30 a.m., the suspect went walking around the neighborhood with a machete. Later, he smashed a car with the weapon and then went into his garage and started lighting items on fire. Police surrounded the suspect and he was taken into custody. The suspect's sister said he may have wanted police to take his life. The suspect has not been identified, and nobody was hurt.
  • Golfing With Ida

    03/25/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 3-25-14 | Dustin Cohen
    http://player.vimeo.com/video/117588730?color=cc0025 This is the story of an amazing lady who lives life to the fullest at age 102.
  • Manhunt on in East San Jose after police officer fatally shot

    03/24/2015 9:58:16 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 22 replies
    KTVU fox2 ^ | 3.24.2015 | Dave Pelling
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) -- A massive police response descended on an East San Jose neighborhood Tuesday night after a veteran police officer was fatally shot by a suicidal man, according to authorities. According to San Jose police, at approximately 6:48 P.M., officers responded to the 2600 block of Senter Road on a report of an adult male with a gun threatening to kill himself. Police say when the officers arrived on scene, they were met with gunfire. One of the officers, a longtime San Jose Police Department veteran, was struck by the gunfire. He was pronounced dead at the...
  • Austin, Salt Lake City Lead U.S. Metros in Job Creation

    03/23/2015 10:17:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City have the highest Job Creation Index scores among the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, based on employee reports of hiring activity where they work. San Francisco, Houston and Orlando rank just behind Austin and Salt Lake City in job creation. Many of the top-ranking metro areas are being boosted by growth in technology jobs, including traditional tech centers in San Francisco and San Jose but also emerging ones in Austin and Salt Lake City. These latter two may be increasingly attractive destinations for tech workers, given salaries that are becoming more competitive for the...
  • Federal gas tax increase needed for roads, bridges and highways

    01/25/2015 11:12:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | January 24, 2015 | Contra Costa Times
    The president was a conservative's conservative. He had campaigned on reducing taxes and made it his legacy. But when a gas tax increase was proposed, it was a different story. In his weekly radio address, he said, "We simply cannot allow this magnificent (highway) system to deteriorate beyond repair." That was 1982. The president was Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately, the disrepair Reagan feared has come to pass. The federal gas tax of 18.4 cents hasn't been raised since 1993, and the Highway Trust Fund is severely underfunded. A 10- to 15-cent a gallon increase would provide enough money to meet the...
  • Murder of man found in Santa Cruz Mountains 9 years ago remains mystery

    03/23/2013 5:16:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/22/2013 | Shanna McCord
    SANTA CRUZ -- Nine years ago, Angel Anthony Valtierra's body was found tangled in brush 20 feet down a steep hill on Upper East Zayante Road. Not a single day passes where Valtierra's family doesn't pray his killer will be arrested and brought to justice. His mother, Rachel Valtierra, said she often wakes up crying in the middle of the night. "I'm just angry because nobody got caught for it," Rachel Valtierra, 55, said Friday. "Nothing ever came of it. It's like we're standing still, and that's very hard for me." Valtierra -- a San Jose resident whose pregnant girlfriend...
  • Five shot near nightclub hosting R&B star Chris Brown

    01/11/2015 8:11:42 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/11/2015 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- Five people were shot and wounded early Sunday near a packed San Jose nightclub that was hosting a visit by popular and controversial R&B star Chris Brown, authorities said.
  • Minimum wage dissent: San Jose's law resulted in lost jobs [many restaurants cut jobs and hours]

    12/10/2014 2:17:10 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 9, 2014 | Michael Saltsman
    San Jose's new minimum wage took effect on March 13, 2013, although employers had the previous three months to prepare for the increase. That year, the unemployment rate for young adults in the San Jose metro area jumped sharply by six percentage points -- from 14 percent in 2012 to 20 percent in 2013... Meanwhile, the overall unemployment rate in the same area fell by nearly two percentage points, suggesting that young adults suffered while others did quite well. ... an EPI survey of 163 restaurants in San Jose, 45 percent of which cut employee hours and 42 percent of...
  • Nation's Largest Homeless Encampment, "The Jungle," Dismantled

    12/05/2014 6:24:53 AM PST · by null and void · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12/4/14 | Lisa Fernandez and Nanette Miranda
    Police and city crews on Thursday began dismantling the nation's largest homeless encampment, notoriously named "The Jungle," in a controversial move that aims to move hundreds of transients from the center of San Jose and find them affordable housing. Police and city crews on Thursday began dismantling the nation's largest homeless encampment, notoriously named "The Jungle," in a controversial move that aims to move hundreds of transients from the center of San Jose and find them affordable housing. Streams of homeless people wheeled their lives out of the encampment on Story Road, their shopping carts full of their belongings. Some...
  • Dionne Warwick Returns to San Jose, Named City's "Ambassador of Goodwill"

    08/01/2014 2:40:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 1, 2014
    The singer says she used to hate the iconic song, but she has nothing but nice things to say about the "Capital of Silicon Valley"In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song. In 2014, the 73-year old singer is finding her way back to the city that inspired her iconic tune, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” The Celebrity Apprentice veteran is in town Friday night, Aug. 1, to sing the 1968 hit and other songs at the Center for the Performing Arts. While in town, Warwick will be...
  • San Jose Case Casts Doubts on DNA Evidence

    06/29/2014 12:27:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/28/2014 | Tracey Kaplan
    It looked bad for homeless alcoholic Lukis Anderson when DNA evidence tied him to a Silicon Valley millionaire's 2012 murder. But when Anderson's lawyer proved that paramedics who had treated him on the streets of downtown San Jose inadvertently transferred his DNA to the Monte Sereno murder scene, she didn't just clear him. The case is believed to be the first in California and perhaps the nation in which DNA evidence was shown to have falsely placed an innocent person at the scene of a crime, lending credibility to defense lawyers who struggle to convince jurors to view DNA evidence...
  • San Jose Dispensaries Offering Free Marijuana for Voters

    05/31/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Chris Roberts and Nannette Miranda
    Several Silicon Valley cannabis clubs to offer free weed to those who can prove they votedFree marijuana is the reward in store for certain voters on Tuesday in San Jose's municipal election. San Jose is in the process of choosing a new mayor -- and also passing new, more-restrictive rules on medical marijuana. A proposal the City Council is still considering would zone dispensaries out of business, weed supporters say -- so Tuesday's election is important. Half of the City Council's 10 seats are at stake. Select Silicon Valley medical marijuana dispensaries will give free discounted and in some cases...
  • Security holes in power grid have federal officials scrambling

    04/16/2014 12:42:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Evan Halper
    In Congress, the vulnerability of the power grid has emerged as among the most pressing domestic security concerns. ... Crain, the owner of a small tech firm in Raleigh, N.C., along with a research partner, found penetrating transmission systems used by dozens of utilities to be startlingly easy. After they shared their discovery with beleaguered utility security officials, the Homeland Security Department began sending alerts to power grid operators, advising them to upgrade their software. The alerts haven't stopped because Crain keeps finding new security holes he can exploit. "There are a lot of people going through various stages of...
  • San Jose Officially Tops 1 Million Population -- Likely For Good This Time

    05/03/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/30/2014 | Mike Rosenberg
    In a historic day for the nation's 10th-largest city, San Jose on Wednesday officially topped 1 million residents -- likely for good this time. The state of California estimated in its annual population report that San Jose had 1,000,536 residents at the start of 2014 -- up 1.7 percent from last year as tech-fueled Santa Clara County continued its run as the fastest-growing region in the state. The seven-figure milestone is a significant one for a city that has long struggled with its identity, especially as hecklers in more urban areas dismiss San Jose as a run-of-the-mill giant suburb that...
  • SJPD Excessive Force trial: Man Awarded $90,000 for Run-In With Police at Hilton

    05/03/2014 11:12:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/30/2014 | Tracey Kaplan
    A federal jury Tuesday awarded a tech salesman $90,000 in an excessive force case that his lawyer claims reflects a shift in public opinion about police. "Juries are not giving San Jose police the benefit of the doubt anymore," said lawyer Anthony Boskovich, who represented the salesman, Aleksandr Binkovich. The officer in this case, Bruce Barthelemy, has been in at least two officer-involved shootings in the past few years, once saving a colleague who came under fire and another time killing a driver who was coming at him and other officers.
  • San Jose State expels three charged with hate crime

    05/02/2014 9:57:52 PM PDT · by christx30 · 54 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/02/2014 | Tracey Kaplan
    SAN JOSE -- San Jose State has expelled three of the students charged with the racially tinged bullying of a freshman and extended one other student's suspension, requiring him to go to counseling and to remain on probation for the rest of his college career if he returns to school. All four had been suspended pending final disciplinary action for allegedly subjecting then-17-year-old Donald Williams Jr. to repeated abuse, including wrestling him to the ground and fastening a bike lock around his neck, calling him racially derogatory names, locking him in his room and displaying a Confederate flag. The expelled...
  • "Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

    04/24/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures tells the Voice of America that Allah protected his son. “When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy,” Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, who lives in Santa Clara, told VOA's Somali service in an interview Wednesday. Abdi said he received the news about his son's trip in a phone call from...
  • Janet Gray Hayes, San Jose's First Female Mayor, Dies at 87

    04/23/2014 2:59:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
    Hayes remembered as pioneer who declared San Jose "feminist Capitol of the world"San Jose is remembering its first female mayor. Janet Gray Hayes died Monday at a retirement home in Saratoga. Her family says she suffered a stroke over the weekend. Hayes was elected mayor of San Jose in 1974, becoming the first woman in the United States to lead a city of more than 500,000 people. “She was a trailblazer who helped open the door for women to serve their communities in public office,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren said in a statement. “She was the one who declared San Jose...
  • "Exceptionally Lucky" 16-Year-Old Survives 5-Hour Flight in Jet's Wheel Well (San Jose to Maui)

    04/21/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 | OSKAR GARCIA
    "Kid's lucky to be alive," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press.A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. Not only was he unharmed, but officials also said he wasn't even dirty.
  • Army Ranger Steven Elliott Fears He May Have Killed Pat Tillman

    04/19/2014 6:31:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ABC15 ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Erwin
    It's one of the most famous military mysteries of the past decade, Pat Tillman, the former ASU and Cardinals player turned Army Ranger killed in 2004 after he left the NFL to fight in Afghanistan. The Army said it was friendly fire, but never said whose shots killed Tillman. Three soldiers acknowledged firing at his position, but none have spoken publicly until now. Steven Elliott told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that two convoys entered the mountains, but got separated. He said Tillman's group scaled a ridge line to help fellow rangers under attack, but a squad leader mistakenly thought an...
  • Catherine Stefani, head of Cali Moms Demand Action, is just another professional gun grabber…

    03/29/2014 10:37:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | Eric
    Catherine Stefani has an article up over at the SacBee talking about how she became the head of the Kaliforniastan chapter of Moms Demand Action… Its not much more than a shameless plug and link bait for the civilian disarmament cult, but I thought it was pretty interesting for a couple of reasons… one, I had never heard of Catherine Stefani before this and two, I thought it was incredibly interesting how she talks about how she became involved in MDA:
  • Who Could It Be? Mystery Silicon Valley Tech Company Moving Into San Jose's Largest Office Space

    03/20/2014 12:40:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 | Kris Sanchez and Riya Bhattacharjee
    Who’s the mystery tenant moving into San Jose's biggest-ever office park? That’s the million-dollar question everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling to answer. Speculation started flying as soon as San Jose city officials approved the 2-million square-foot office project on North First Street and Brokaw Road in North San Jose on Wednesday. The list of potential occupants includes everybody from Seattle-based Microsoft and Amazon, to locals Apple, Google and Facebook. So far, the only person at City Hall who reportedly knows the name of the company is San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, and he’s not talking. "The company name is...
  • Cale McLellan, Son of San Jose Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan, Sinks Back-to-Back Holes-in-One

    03/18/2014 5:23:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
    He’s too young to play the lottery, but one South Bay teen has just beat 1 in 1.56 million odds: Cale McLellan sank back-to-back holes-in-one over the weekend. McLellan, the son of San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, was playing in a junior golf club tournament on the short course at Santa Teresa Golf Club in San Jose. The 14-year-old aced the 84-yard eighth hole and then scored another hole-in-one on the 116-yard ninth. McLellan finished third overall in the tournament.
  • World War II Veteran Honored by Runners, Caught by Reporter's Video

    03/04/2014 4:10:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Runners ran up to the man, shouting, "Thank you for your service"When Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek woke up Sunday morning, she wasn't sure why she heard all the clapping and cheering outside her San Jose home. Then she peeked outside. She saw dozens of runners zipping by, up on the sidewalk, as part of the 408k Race to the Row, which benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation. All the commotion outside was for 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell, who came outside in full military dress and stood on the sidewalk to root on the runners. But it...
  • San Jose homeless would get hotel and motel rooms under city plan

    02/22/2014 2:01:54 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/21/14 | Mike Rosenberg
    Facing a growing homeless population, San Jose is ready to try a new strategy to get people off the streets: pay to put some of them up in local hotels and motels, potentially for years. ...housing prices continue to climb and landlords become pickier about renters...100 homeless people roaming San Jose streets have publicly funded vouchers for subsidized housing but cannot find a place that will accept them. "It's just a tough place to live because of how expensive it is," said Leslye Corsiglia, the city's housing director, who called it an opportunity for homeless people "to get themselves settled...
  • Was Mysterious Attack on Calif Power Station a ‘Dress Rehearsal’ for Much Larger Assault on US grid?

    02/05/2014 11:14:10 AM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Although the fact that the still-unsolved attack on a power station near San Jose occurred just a handful of hours after the Boston Marathon bombing — and apparently raised a few eyebrows initially — its ride in the public eye has been decidedly under the radar to date.[snip]Here’s what went down: Around 1 a.m. on April 16, two manholes were entered and fiber cables cut around the PG&E Metcalf substation, which killed some local 911 services, landline service to the substation, and cell phone service in the area, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Foreign Policy. More from Foreign Policy:...
  • LOW TECH TERROR ON THE GRID - Why the terror attack in Silicon Valley?

    02/11/2014 1:08:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.10.14 | Jed Babbin
    Sometime before April 16, 2013, one or more people scouted the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s high-voltage Metcalf substation off Highway 101 near San Jose, California. They went around the unmanned power station at a range of 40-60 yards, marking places from which the transformers’ cooling fins were clearly visible through the chain-link fence with piles of stones. According to a Wall Street Journal report last week, at about 1 a.m. on that April 16, someone cut the telephone lines going to the substation’s location in a manner calculated to be hard to repair. Within about another thirty minutes, shooters...
  • Emergency Alert to Conserve Energy After PG&E Substation Vandalized (Silicon Valley Companies)

    04/16/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 13 replies
    NBC (Bay Area, CA) ^ | 4/16/13 | Lisa Fernandez and Kris Sanchez
    Damage to South Bay substation triggers power alert About 10,000 gallons of oil began leaking Tuesday morning from a transformer at a San Jose PG&E substation, which authorities said was vandalized, possibly damaged by gunfire. The damage prompted the California Independent Service Operator to issue a "Flex Alert" Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for Silicon Valley because of the heavy damage at the substation on Metcalf Road. The agency asked everyone in Northern California, but especially in Silicon Valley, to conserve energy as crews are working to fix the substation's damaged equipment. Power is being rerouted as the work is being...
  • Former Federal Energy Official Says April Attack On San Jose PG&E Substation Was Terrorism

    02/05/2014 4:51:28 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 40 replies
    CBS News SF Bay Area ^ | 5 February 2014 | CBS
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission believes the attack on a PG&E substation in South San Jose last spring was not an act of vandalism, but instead a terrorist attack. In April of last year, someone shot numerous rounds that damaged equipment at the Metcalf Road substation and also severed underground fiber optic cables nearby. In an interview Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, former FERC chief Jon Wellinghoff called the attack ”the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred.” Wellinghoff told the newspaper he’s going...
  • World War II Bushmaster Remembered in San Jose

    01/11/2014 10:08:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 10, 2014
    San Jose said goodbye to an American hero. He was part of an elite team of soldiers during World War II who received the highest praise from Gen. McCarthur. NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujillo has the story.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • San Jose: Soda ban doesn't make it out of committee

    08/28/2013 10:31:06 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/28/2013 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- A San Jose city committee Wednesday poured cold water on a proposal to eliminate soda pop, whole milk and other sugary or fattening beverages at city libraries, community centers and other public facilities. Councilman Ash Kalra's proposal hit a brick wall at the agenda-setting Rules and Open Government committee. Mayor Chuck Reed, who leads the committee, said "this definitely will not make my top 10 list" of potential ordinances to consider. Though he was willing at least to have the council as a whole decide whether to pursue it, none of the other committee members moved to...
  • Surveillance camera captures brutal up-close murder in San Jose

    08/25/2013 10:10:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    KTVU-TV ^ | August 25, 2013
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A 22-year-old father of six was brutally murdered in broad daylight Saturday while standing in a restaurant parking lot in downtown San Jose and a nearby surveillance camera captured the entire scene. Witnesses too scared to go on camera told KTVU that the shooting stemmed from a fight, saying someone struck the victim, 22-year-old Ramon Garcia with axe-like weapon before he was shot and killed. Later that night, a woman dropped by the scene and lit candles near the spot where Garcia was found. She would not identify herself but she told KTVU that she had...
  • San Jose burned by bankruptcy of contractor on environmental center (OOOPS!)

    08/25/2013 10:27:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/25/13 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- A Modesto contractor awarded an $11 million contract to build a San Jose environmental center despite finishing two city fire stations late has walked off the job and filed for bankruptcy with the unfinished project more than six months overdue and $1.6 million over budget. Applegate Johnston's team failed to show up at the Las Plumas Avenue job site last month and filed bankruptcy papers two weeks later, jeopardizing the project's completion and complex financing and forcing the city this week to delay occupancy of a key tenant until next year. City officials said the deadlines to...
  • San Jose councilman proposes banning sodas

    08/23/2013 11:23:30 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 26 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/23/2013 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- Want a Coke at the San Jose Library? A root beer for the kids at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo? Maybe some whole milk for the little one? Forget it! That stuff makes you fat. A San Jose councilman wants the city to stop providing sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events to promote healthier diets. "We cannot stop the obesity epidemic," City Councilman Ash Kalra said in his proposal. "But as the city of San Jose, we can do our part by being socially responsible and accountable for the products we make available...
  • Samsung Semiconductor Breaks New Ground for Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility. (US)

    07/15/2013 10:00:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 07/14/2013 12:46 PM | Anton Shilov
    Samsung Semiconductor, the world’s third largest contract maker of chips, has kicked off construction of its new facility in San Jose, California. The new fab will be used for manufacturing of leading-edge chips as well as for research and development of new semiconductor manufacturing technologies.
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • AT&T Offers $250,000 Reward for Fiber Vandalism (California)

    04/18/2013 4:32:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com ^ | april 17, 2013 | Lisa Fernandez and Kris Sanchez
    service was restored in the South Bay Wednesday after being disrupted Tuesday when vandals cut underground fiber optic cables south of San Jose. It was one of two cases of apparent sabotage, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff. A transformer at a San Jose PG&E substation was also vandalized, most likely damaged by gunfire. Sheriff Laurie Smith said both were apparent acts of "sabotage." The vandal's objective appears to have been "shutting down the system," Smith said at a news conference at the substation Tuesday afternoon. "We don't have a suspect," she said. "It seems like the same perpetrator...
  • Vehicular Jihad: Muslim plows into Walmart, assaults staff and customers on Easter Sunday

    04/04/2013 3:29:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 4, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On March 31 (Easter Sunday), a Muslim drove his pickup truck through a parking lot in San Jose, California, striking parked cars. He then drove through the front of a Walmart store, crashed, got out and began assaulting shoppers with a blunt object before police arrived and arrested him. Atlas reader FS, "Coverup? Virtually all media outlets are omitting the name of the man who plowed his car into a Walmart in San Jose, California and then began clubbing people this Easter. The man's name is Haamid Ade Zaid. He lives in Seaside, California--another detail that has been largely omitted....
  • San Jose police: Seaside man drove into Walmart, assaulted staff and customers

    04/01/2013 12:40:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 1, 2013 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- In a story that is racking up national headlines, police say a drug-addled Seaside man was the person who crashed his car into an East San Jose Walmart and bludgeoned customers and staff with a blunt object before he was tackled by onlookers Sunday morning. Haamid Ade Zaid, 33, was booked into the Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, being under the influence of drugs and resisting arrest, according to the San Jose Police Department. Zaid is being held without bail in connection with the chaotic attack that...
  • Driver Crashes Into San Jose Walmart And Attacks Customers

    03/31/2013 5:42:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 62 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 03-31-13
    Four Walmart customers were injured in San Jose Sunday morning after a suspect crashed a vehicle into the store and started assaulting people, a San Jose police spokesman said.
  • Roadshow: New bike lanes not only reason for traffic delays in San Jose

    12/19/2012 4:41:32 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 1 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/17/2012 | Gary Richards
    Q --SNIP-- I boldly (and maybe foolishly) use those lanes for regular driving. Who's correct? Geoffrey Etnire A Your co-workers. Drivers cannot use that lane -- which is a wide bicycle lane -- except to make a right turn within 200 feet of an intersection, or to park or turn into a driveway.
  • U.S. poised to hand over $197 million to San Jose solar panel startup

    09/24/2012 2:50:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/24/12 | Nichola Groom - Reuters
    LOS ANGELES -- A tiny San Jose solar company named SoloPower will flip the switch on production at a U.S. factory Thursday, a major step toward allowing it to tap a $197 million government loan guarantee awarded under the same controversial program that supported failed panel maker Solyndra. SoloPower has initiated a strategy to differentiate it from struggling commodity players in the solar panel industry. Still, there are several similarities between SoloPower and Fremont-based Solyndra -- which became a lightning rod in the U.S. Presidential campaign this year after taking in more than $500 million in government loans and then...