California's Rim Fire 80 percent contained

California's Rim Fire 80 percent contained

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Rim fire, burning in northern California, was 80 percent contained, up from 70 percent a day earlier, fire officials said Wednesday.
Officials fear slowing Rim fire could flare again

Officials fear slowing Rim fire could flare again

JAMESTOWN, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- California's Yosemite National Park Rim fire has almost stopped growing but could flare again Friday as temperatures rise and humidity drops, officials said.
Firefighters get handle on Rim fire in California

Firefighters get handle on Rim fire in California

SONORA, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California are getting a handle on the enormous Rim fire and expect full containment within two weeks, a fire-protection agency spokesman said.

San Jose, Calif., passes foam food container ban

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The City Council in San Jose, Calif., has approved a ban on foam food containers with one member saying prior to the vote "all litter is not equal."
Rim fire 23 percent contained, USFS sends help

Rim fire 23 percent contained, USFS sends help

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Rim fire near Yosemite National Park was 23 percent contained Wednesday and firefighters got help from a layer of moist air in the region, authorities said.

Deadly limo fire in Northern California found to be accidental

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- No criminal charges will be filed in a San Francisco Bay area limousine fire that left five women dead, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

Streaking unusual at start of school year in California high school

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The principal at Palo Alto (Calif.) High School said an increase in streakers in the beginning of the school year is unusual and distracting to students.
Asiana offers each crash survivor $10,000 but denies responsibility

Asiana offers each crash survivor $10,000 but denies responsibility

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Survivors of the Asiana Airlines crash landing in San Francisco last month have been offered initial compensation of $10,000 each, the airline said.

SWAT unit kills homicide suspect in Silicon Valley

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A standoff with police in California's Silicon Valley Thursday ended with the discovery of a woman's body and the death of her apparent killer, police said.

Florida psychic charged with scamming $800,000 to 'vanquish evil'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 24 (UPI) -- A Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly scamming a California woman out of $800,000 for protection from voodoo curses and bad luck, prosecutors say.

Facebook mourns death of corporate chef in motorcycle accident

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- Josef Desimone, chef at the California headquarters of Facebook, is being mourned as a "legend and institution" after his death in a motorcycle accident.

Limo driver's ex-wife says they argued on phone before fatal fire

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- The driver of a limousine in which a fire killed five women in California was on his phone arguing with his ex-wife shortly before the blaze started, she said.

Gull population explosion puts endangered species at greater risk

HAYWARD, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- An exploding population of sea gulls is putting more pressure on endangered bird species in the San Francisco Bay area, experts say.

More than 90 cats die in fire at home of Calif. rescue group founder

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17 (UPI) -- More than 90 caged cats died after a fire broke out in the San Jose, Calif., home of a woman who rescued homeless felines, officials said.

Ramadan monthlong observance begins at sundown Monday

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 8 (UPI) -- Muslims around the world began the monthlong observance of Ramadan Monday.
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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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