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Man rams Walmart with car, beats people

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- A man smashed a car into an entrance of a Walmart store in San Jose, Calif., Sunday and then beat shoppers with a blunt object, police said.

Ship captain seeks license after oil spill

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Ship captain John Cota, blamed for a 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, is suing the U.S. Coast Guard to get his mariner's license reinstated.

Bloom Energy penalized for low wages

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Bloom Energy of Sunnyvale, Calif., must pay penalties and back wages to Mexican workers who were paid low wages in pesos, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

Scammed 49ers fan going to Super Bowl

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A San Francisco 49ers fan who lost $5,900 in a Super Bowl ticket scam is heading to New Orleans for the game, through the generosity of Ticketmaster.

Felony dropped in Calif. wildfire case

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Prosecutors dropped a felony charge leveled against a California man for unintentionally sparking a massive 2008 wildfire, the man's defense lawyer said.

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McGinley named 2014 Ryder Cup captain ... Original Sharks co-owner George Gund dies ... T-Wolves' Love has hand surgery ... Lopez, Williams lead Brooklyn to seventh straight win ... Sports news from United Press International.

Original Sharks co-owner George Gund dies

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- George Gund III, an original co-owner of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, died Tuesday at age 75, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Warning given on Java security flaw

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised people to disable Java in their Web browsers, saying hackers have found a security flaw in the software.

Arrest of nude man with sword ends standoff with Calif. police

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A man described as being mentally ill was arrested in California after police said he was found naked and carrying a sword and a loaded assault rifle.

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NASA scientist works to debunk apocalypse ... Man pleads guilty to Nativity play biting ... Christmas lights removed from inside dog ... $1 condo fails to get offers ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

NASA scientist works to debunk apocalypse

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A California scientist who has been working to debunk Dec. 21 apocalypse theories on his website is appearing in NASA videos on the same subject.

Pez wants museum's profits

BURLINGAME, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Austrian candy company Pez Inc. is suing a California museum showcasing Pez memorabilia, seeking all profits from the museum's 14 years of operation.

Missing California man found after 10 days

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Police in Campbell, Calif., say a local man with dementia has been found after disappearing for 10 days.

Calif. imposes tough smog rules on ships

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- Tough new laws go into effect this week governing the amount of smog emitted by some 2,000 large ships entering California ports each year, officials say.
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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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