Ramadan monthlong observance begins at sundown Monday

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 8 (UPI) -- Muslims around the world began the monthlong observance of Ramadan Monday.
Arrest warrant for 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks on hold

Arrest warrant for 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks on hold

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- California prosecutors have put an arrest warrant for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on hold for at least a while, court officials said.

2.5 million exposed in data breaches, Calif. attorney general says

SACRAMENTO, July 3 (UPI) -- More than 2.5 million Californians had Social Security numbers and other sensitive information exposed in data breaches, the state attorney general says.

More rangers approved to curb San Jose, Calif., homeless encampments

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- The Santa Clara Valley, Calif., Water District voted to fund two additional park rangers to curb creek side encampments of homeless people.

California official: State will need to conserve energy this summer

SACRAMENTO, June 8 (UPI) -- California officials say they hope energy conservation can help avoid rolling blackouts this summer even with the closing of one of the state's nuclear plants.

Jail's postcard-only policy condemned at public forum

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- A plan to allow postcards as the only mail to prisoners at a California jail has drawn tears and outrage from inmates and their families, officials say.

'Severed finger in chili' woman gets two years in prison in new hoax

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- A California woman imprisoned for planting a severed finger in a bowl of restaurant chili in 2005 will return to jail for a new hoax, court records indicate.

Burger, distractions led to $15 million in police car crash settlement

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- Santa Clara County, Calif., agreed to settle for $15 million a suit stemming from a car crash triggered by a police officer eating a hamburger while driving.

Arena League coach arrested in fight with opponent's team executive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- Arena Football League Coach Cedric Walker was arrested after an altercation with an opponent's team's executive in Jacksonville, Fla., court documents said.

Police detain 'person of interest' in stabbings of children, woman

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- California authorities say they have arrested a man sought as a "person of interest" in the stabbings of two young children and a woman outside San Jose.

Cinco de Mayo celebration ends with broken windows, but no arrests

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6 (UPI) -- A California Cinco de Mayo celebration got out of hand and a public bus was pelted with rocks after police came to control the large crowd, authorities say.

Coroner: deadly limo fire spread too quickly for escape

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 (UPI) -- Five women killed in a limousine fire tried to flee but the fast-spreading fire made escape "almost impossible," the San Mateo County, Calif., coroner said.

2 canoeists drown in California

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- Two men drowned Sunday and two other people swam to safety after their canoe capsized in a reservoir near Los Gatos, Calif., authorities said.

Woman arrested after allegedly leaving tainted OJ at Starbucks

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30 (UPI) -- A California woman has been arrested after police accused her of sneaking bottles of tainted orange juice into a cooler at a San Jose Starbucks.

Judges silent on hearing on execution ban

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 (UPI) -- California appellate judges had little to say in arguments on whether the state could resume death-row executions despite failing to follow approved procedures.
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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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