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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Mi Pueblo supermarket chain chief criticized for using E-Verify

    09/07/2012 9:52:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/6/12 | Matt O'Brien
    His rags-to-riches immigrant journey and good business sense crowned Juvenal Chavez the king of Latino supermarkets in the Bay Area, but now the CEO is fighting a harsh attack on the reputation of his 21-store Mi Pueblo Foods grocery chain. Mi Pueblo stunned some of its more than 3,000 employees last month when it told them it had joined E-Verify, a Department of Homeland Security program that screens the immigration status of new hires. Now, with union activists accusing Chavez of betraying his own undocumented immigrant roots and threatening a consumer boycott if he doesn't pull out of E-Verify by...
  • 7.9 Near San Jose, Costa Rica

    09/05/2012 8:04:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 105 replies
    Fox | 9/5/12
    Tsunami alert.
  • CA: Politics, chicken welcome Chick-fil-A to its new San Jose location

    08/23/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 23 August 2012 | Molly Vorwerck
    Chicken was in high demand Thursday in the Bay Area, as San Jose's first Chick-fil-A restaurant celebrated its grand opening. Located on the corner of First Street and Headquarters Drive, the store marks the fast food chain's first stand-alone restaurant in the Silicon Valley. Before this one, the closest Chick-fil-A was in Fairfield, and many years ago there was a location in the Sunnyvale Town Center shopping center. The chain intends to open another Bay Area franchise in Walnut Creek in October. Not even a sprinkle of protesters, rallying against Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's recent anti-gay marriage statements, could darken...
  • Public pressure mounting on San Jose police chief

    08/23/2012 6:30:55 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    abc7news ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Karina Rusk
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- "The citizens out here are looking for them to come up with a solution and people don't want to panic. People want to know and have confidence in the city leaders," San Jose resident Michelle Bertolone told ABC7 News Wednesday. Residents are asking for help following a murder in a grocery store Tuesday night. It was the city's seventh killing in just eight days. The pressure is mounting on San Jose's police chief to ask for outside help to deal with the city's unprecedented surge in violence. There have been 32 homicides in San Jose...
  • Chick Fil A Opening in San Jose, CA

    08/03/2012 6:11:05 PM PDT · by Vendome · 49 replies
    Vanity | 07/03/2012 | Vendome
    I just met the owner of the newest Chick Fil A. His name is Will and couldn't be a nicer guy. He is planning a hard opening on August 23rd and looking forward to being a part of our community and playing a role in local charities. Let's all come out to support Will at his great restaurant weekend on August 23rd. In fact, let's all come out to eat together all weekend when he opens. Chick Fil A is located on North 1st street on the same parking lot as Five Guys.
  • 21 Burned in Walk Over Hot Coals at Robbins Event

    07/21/2012 4:39:43 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    Fire officials said 21 people at an event hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins suffered burns while walking across hot coals, and three of the injured were treated at hospitals. The injuries took place during the first day Thursday of a four-day event at the San Jose Convention Center hosted by Robbins called "Unleash the Power Within." Most of those hurt had second and third degree burns, said San Jose Fire Department Capt. Reggie Williams. Walking across hot coals heated to between 1,200 to 2,000 degrees provides attendees an opportunity to "understand that there is absolutely nothing you can overcome,"...
  • San Jose: 21 people treated for burns after firewalk at Tony Robbins appearance

    07/21/2012 12:33:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 48 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/21/2012 03:44:44 AM PDT | Eric Kurhi and Mark Gomez
    Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the superheated coals, witnesses said. At least 21 people were treated for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who went to the hospital, a San Jose fire captain said. The people who suffered various second- and third-degree burn injuries were among more than 6,000 who attended the motivational speaker's event at the San Jose Convention...
  • Stunning 'dirty secret' about racism in U.S.

    06/13/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies ^ | June 13, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    The San Francisco Examiner calls it a “dirty secret:” Groups of black people targeting Asians for violence, robbery and even murder. “In 85 percent of (300) physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American,” the newspaper said recently, citing a police study. In Philadelphia, secrets may be even more violent and widespread. Over the last three years, the Philadelphia Daily News found “at least 15 home invasions or other attacks on Asian business owners outside their businesses in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties in 2008, followed by another spike of at least 19 actual or...
  • Californians Reject Cigarette Tax - Jig Is Up

    06/09/2012 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Positive · 29 replies
    Maybe, just maybe the people of California are somehow becoming aware of the disaster that the left wing politicians have brought down upon them. Last Tuesday, while Scott Walker was smacking his recall down in Wisconsin and San Diego and San Jose were cutting the public employee pension funds, there was another possible bellwhether going on. With 100% of the votes counted in California, Proposition 29 seems to have gone down to defeat. This would have put an additional $1.00/pack tax on Cigarettes. Why is it that this may a be a "Jig is Up" bellwhether? Well, according to the...
  • Big Blue Hammered in California

    06/07/2012 11:13:26 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    The American Interest ^ | June 6, 2012 | Walter Russell
    Wisconsin wasn’t the only place in America voting on the blue social model last night, and Wisconsin wasn’t the only place where the blue social model took it on the chin. As reported here yesterday, voters in San Diego and San Jose, California (both among the largest ten cities in the United States) had referendums on the ballot that would cut pension costs. The results of those votes are in this morning, and both measures were passed by overwhelming majorities. In San Diego, 68 percent of voters supported the cuts. In San Jose, 71 percent voted against Big Blue.
  • San Jose unions sue to block pension reform

    06/06/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6/6/12 | John Woolfolk
    San Jose police officers Wednesday made good on promises to legally challenge San Jose's voter-approved pension reform with a lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court. San Jose Police Officers' Association President Jim Unland said the lawsuit argues that the measure -- approved by almost 70 percent of voters Tuesday -- violates employees' "vested rights" to their pensions. He based that on a history of court rulings that effectively hold that government employers cannot cut back workers' retirement plans without offering a comparable benefit in return. The officers asked the court to block implementation of the measure's provisions until...
  • San Diego And San Jose Approve Pension Cuts In A Landslide Vote

    06/06/2012 7:37:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/06/2012 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Voters in two major California cities overwhelmingly approved cuts to retirement benefits for city workers in what supporters said was a mandate that may lead to similar ballot initiatives in other states and cities that are struggling with mounting pension obligations. Supporters had a simple message to voters in San Diego and San Jose: Pensions for city workers are unaffordable and more generous than many private companies offer, forcing libraries to slash hours and potholes to go unfilled. "The public is frustrated," said San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, a Republican who staked his mayoral bid on...
  • Public Pension Reform Wins in... Wisconsin, San Diego and San Jose

    06/06/2012 2:16:14 AM PDT · by cakid1 · 11 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 6-6-12 | cakid1
    Some would argue this is a trend. In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election after he moved to cut the costs of public employee pensions. Here in California voters in San Diego and San Jose followed suit. Tonight.. Voters in San Jose approved Measure B. The passage of Measure B mean future employees will have to pay ....
  • Mayor thanks San Jose voters as early returns show huge lead for pension reform

    06/05/2012 10:34:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6/6/12 | John Woolfolk
    San Jose voters Tuesday were handing Mayor Chuck Reed a crucial victory with his nationally watched pension reform measure leading by almost 3 to 1 in early returns. It was a big night for pension reform, with a San Diego measure also leading by a wide margin. City employee unions who argued the measures are illegal were expected to challenge both in court. But voter approval of San Jose's Measure B puts Reed and the city in the vanguard of efforts to shrink taxpayer bills for generous government pension plans. Passage also strengthen's Reed's hand as he and his City...
  • Jerry Brown's diverse appointments to superior, appeals courts

    05/22/2012 9:02:12 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 19 May 2012 | Bob Egelko
    Diverse appointments to superior, appeals courts Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a former State Bar leader to a judgeship in Contra Costa County on Friday. He also nominated a former San Francisco school board attorney as the first Latino on the state appeals court in San Jose, and chose a Los Angeles prosecutor as California's first Muslim judge... (snip) Halim Dhanidina, 39, of Los Angeles to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Dhanidina has been a deputy district attorney since 1998 and will be the first Muslim on the bench in California, said Aziza Hasan of the Muslim Public Affairs Council....
  • Occupy and Tea Party – Does the Media Tell You The Truth?

    05/04/2012 3:27:53 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Take a look at what goes on at a Tea Party gathering. Lydia Ortega, Brian Sussman, Mimi Steel and Neil Mammen were speakers at California's Silicon Valley Tea Party. Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Lydia Ortega (A Professor at San Jose State University!) Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Brian Sussman Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Mimi Steel Video that Mimi Steel referenced in her speech: SFBAY CAPR-Mark Levin-CA War On Suburbia-4-9-12 Silicon Valley Tea Party - 15 April 2012 - Neil Mammen Take...
  • Nadia Lockyer lied about offering legal advice to ex-lover, attorney says

    03/21/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/21/12 | Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer is lying when she says she visited ex-lover Stephen Chikhani in jail last summer in her professional capacity as an lawyer, Chikhani's attorney said Wednesday. "I know she signed in as a lawyer, but they were not legal visits," said attorney Adrienne Dell, of San Jose. "She definitely abused that; there's no question in my mind. They were still in a relationship." The Bay Area News Group's public-records request uncovered jail logs denoting two of Lockyer's visits to Chikhani in Santa Clara County's Elmwood jail in Milpitas, on June 15 and June 22, 2011. Dell...
  • San Jose faces $3.5 billion debt for employee retirement programs

    03/04/2012 1:37:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/3/12 | Daniel Borenstein - Staff columnist
    Recent San Jose actuarial reports show $3.5 billion of city debt for underfunded pension and retiree health benefits -- a shortfall that works out to about $11,000 for every household in the city. Yet, as Mayor Chuck Reed proposes substantive pension reform, workers and a local television reporter are hyperventilating about irrelevant numbers that distract from the ballooning problem. If not for major layoffs and salary cuts last year, the shortfall would be much worse. It would also be much larger if the city used more realistic investment earnings assumptions rather than relying on overly optimistic forecasts. Nevertheless, the calculations...
  • One dead in shooting at Hell's Angels funeral

    10/16/2011 6:40:49 AM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/16/11 | staff
    The funeral was being held for Hells Angel Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew, who was president of the Hells Angels' San Jose chapter. A member of the rival Vagos motorcycle club is accused of killing Pettigrew Sept. 23 in a Sparks, Nev., casino, sending gamblers diving for cover. The mayor canceled a regional motorcycle rally as a result.
  • Hells Angels member gunned down at San Jose funeral

    10/15/2011 11:43:12 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10-15-11 | Sean Webby & Tracey Kaplan
    Despite a heavy police presence at a Hells Angels funeral in San Jose on Saturday, a top bike-club enforcer nicknamed "Mr. 187" after the state penal code number for murder was gunned down Saturday in front of stunned mourners.
  • San Jose (CA) Fights Grafitti Surge

    09/19/2011 10:58:52 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9-19-11 | John Woolfork
    San Jose has seen a sharp spike in graffiti, up 38 percent from a year ago to the highest number of documented tags since 1999. The surge comes at a time when budget cuts have forced the city to outsource its cleanup work. City officials say annual surveys done each January since 1999 noted 44,405 graffiti tags citywide this year, up from 29,285 in January 2010. That was the highest figure since the city first started tracking graffiti tags in 1999 and counted 71,541. The City Council will consider the issue Tuesday. "The volume of graffiti is higher," said Mike...
  • SJ Coffee Shop Cited for Nude Waitresses

    09/07/2011 11:39:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 2+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 | Mathew Luschek
    Looks like San Jose police are finally cracking down on the sexy Vietnamese coffee shops in the area that are offering more than just sugar with their Joe. While on patrol Sunday evening, SJPD officers observed several female waitresses showing off a little too much skin, in one of the shops on the 1600 block of Tully Road. Three female workers of the Quyen Cafe, ages 22, 22, and 23, were identified and cited for display of public nudity, a municipal code violation. They were only cited, not arrested, but will still have to appear in court. "The police department...
  • Arrest in '09 Beating Death of Saratoga (CA) farmer, 96 (Not a Hate Crime thread)

    09/06/2011 9:06:39 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) ^ | September 6, 2011 | Henry K. Lee
    A man has been arrested in the 2009 slaying of a 96-year-old farmer who was beaten to death at his Saratoga home, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Luis Cortinas, 33, is being held without bail in the December 2009 attack that killed Charlie Maridon, said Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Troy Smith. Cortinas was already in custody after being sentenced to five years in state prison for an unrelated burglary in Palo Alto. Cortinas is to appear in Santa Clara County Superior Court today on charges of murder and the special circumstances of murder in the course of a robbery and...
  • San Jose light-rail murder case heading toward a trial

    09/05/2011 10:14:17 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 2 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/05/2011 | Mark Gomez
    Two years ago, Kristina Harris Perkins, a 19-year-old woman enrolled in the San Jose Job Corps Center with big plans for the future, lay dead on a light-rail station platform. She had been stabbed in the heart. Now, after a marathon 26-day preliminary hearing spread out over three months, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Rise Pichon has ruled there is enough evidence to try five young adults -- all from the same San Jose family -- on charges of murder and attempted murder stemming from a deadly brawl captured by security cameras at the Alum Rock station. Two other...
  • San Jose activists demand meeting with ICE agents helping cops with anti-gang campaign

    07/15/2011 3:35:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/15/11 | Sean Webby
    As anger in the immigrant community grows against San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore's alliance with the federal immigration agency, a broad band of advocacy groups gathered Friday to demand a meeting with two ICE agents who recently began working with the police department to fight gang violence. Activists said they want to be further reassured that the agents will not be involved in deporting law abiding residents. "Now, more than ever there needs to be a culture of trust between immigrant populations and the police department and this program will invariably damage that trust,'' said Jazmin Segura, of Services,...
  • Mexican President Calderon speaks in San Jose

    06/11/2011 6:51:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Jose, Calif. (AP) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in the San Francisco Bay area where he spoke at a San Jose job training center about immigration issues and other topics. Speaking at the Center for Employment and Training on Saturday, Calderon told a crowd of more than 600 people that walls or what he called "abusive laws" will not stop people from migrating to the U.S. He told the gathering that Mexico needs more labor opportunities.
  • Watch the Vancouver Canucks Score a Wild Game Winning Goal

    05/25/2011 3:34:54 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 13 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 5/25/11 | Donald Wood
    With the San Jose Sharks down 3-1 in their series against the Vancouver Canucks, the Sharks had to win Game 5. It was one of the hardest fought battles during regulation and it saw the teams draw even just as regulation came to an end. After going an entire overtime without any offensive break troughs, both teams went into the second overtime utterly exhausted. When you see these pro athletes dogging it the way they were, you knew it was going to take an ugly goal to win this Game 5. The goal that won the game was just that...