Prosecutors drop murder charge against California man, charge twin

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A California man is no longer charged with the murder of a man during a late-night birthday party, but his twin brother is, say prosecutors in San Jose.

After-school worker accused of selling pot to middle schoolers

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Police in California said an after-school program worker at a middle school was arrested on accusations of selling marijuana to students.

BART police officer shot by colleague was wearing bullet-proof vest

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer killed by another officer in California was wearing a bullet-proof vest, investigators said Wednesday.

High school basketball coach involved in hazing, attorney says

WOODSIDE, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A California high school basketball coach was present when team members were beaten and gagged in a hazing incident, an attorney for an alleged victim said.

Convicted arsonist, sex offender identified as suspect in 12 arsons

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in San Jose, Calif., have identified the suspect in a string of arsons as convicted arsonist and sex offender Patrick William Brennan.

Police arrest suspect in San Jose arson fires

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Police in San Jose, Calif., have arrested a man accused of setting fire to eight structures in four days, officials said.

No-fly list challenged; woman wrongly labeled a terrorist, judge says

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The federal government violated a woman's rights by putting her on its "no-fly" list targeting suspected terrorists in 2005, a San Francisco judge ruled.

2 employees injured in explosion at Amgen lab in South San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Two employees at an Amgen Inc. laboratory in South San Francisco were injured Wednesday in an explosion involving cleaning solvents, fire officials said.

California Supreme Court: Illegal immigrants can receive law licenses

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant who graduated from law school cannot be denied a California law license because of his status, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Terri Schiavo family becomes involved in Jahi's case

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The family of Terri Schiavo, a comatose woman who died in 2005, has become involved in helping the family of a comatose California teenager.

Sharks rookie sensation Tomas Hertl set for knee surgery

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- High-scoring San Jose Sharks rookie center Tomas Hertl will undergo surgery to repair a damaged knee, General Manager Doug Wilson said Monday.

Crews attempt to fight Big Sur wildfire as humidity remains low

MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The wildfire in the Big Sur region of California has now burned through 769 acres and destroyed 17 homes, fire officials said.

IT industries set to lose billions because of privacy concerns

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Information technology companies stand to lose billions of dollars of business because of concerns their services are neither secure nor private, U.S. advocacy groups for the industry say.
NTSB holds hearing on Asiana crash and releases footage of crash [VIDEO]

NTSB holds hearing on Asiana crash and releases footage of crash [VIDEO]

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The National Transportation Safety Board held its first hearing on the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco on July 6 and released video footage of the crash.
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Korean War vet detained by North Korea lands in California

Korean War vet detained by North Korea lands in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. military veteran of the Korean War, held for weeks by North Korea, landed Saturday in San Francisco after being released.
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Mercury News

The San Jose Mercury News is the major daily newspaper in San Jose, California and Silicon Valley. The paper is owned by MediaNews Group. Its headquarters and printing plant are located in North San Jose next to the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate 880).

In the late 1990s, as Silicon Valley and the Mercury News soared in national prominence, then-owner Knight Ridder moved its headquarters from Miami to an office tower in downtown San Jose to be closer to its rising star.

The San Jose Mercury was founded in 1851 as the San Jose Weekly Visitor, while the San Jose News was founded in 1883. In 1942 the Mercury purchased the News and continued publishing both newspapers, with the Mercury as the morning paper and the News as the evening paper. In 1983 the papers were merged into the San Jose Mercury News, with morning and afternoon editions. Eventually the less-popular afternoon edition was dropped, so at present the newspaper publishes only as a morning paper.

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