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Calif. court ponders gay fertility service

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 (UPI) -- California Supreme Court justices questioned the propriety of allowing doctors to refuse fertility treatments for homosexuals during a hearing on the issue.

California's 'Summit' wildfire contained

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Northern California say they have achieved containment of a stubborn wildfire that destroyed 31 homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

California fire coming under control

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 27 (UPI) -- The Summit Fire, which has burned 4,270 acres and 36 Santa Cruz Mountain homes in California was coming under containment, officials said.

Flames engulf Santa Cruz Mountains

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- California residents near the Santa Cruz Mountains were evacuated Thursday as wildfires burned about 1,000 acres and threatened several homes, officials said.

Silicon Vally janitors walk out on strike

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 (UPI) -- Service Employees International Union janitors walked off their jobs in Silicon Valley, Calif., striking for better pay, union officials said.
China envoy: U.S. torch relay successful

China envoy: U.S. torch relay successful

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 (UPI) -- China's envoy to the United States says the San Francisco relay of the Olympic torch was successful but other reports said the event was marked by confusion.

Alleged cooking oil thief nabbed in Calif.

MORGAN HILL, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- An Illinois man has been charged with stealing a tank of used cooking oil from a California fast-food restaurant.

San Francisco nurses hold 10-day strike

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 (UPI) -- Nurses in the San Francisco Bay Area this week are picketing outside several hospitals for improved benefits, safe conditions and sufficient break times.

Student who stopped bus faces discipline

MONTEREY, Calif., March 14 (UPI) -- A California high school student who saved a bus-load of elementary school pupils after the driver fell from her seat may be disciplined for being there.

Calif. teacher benched after abortion film

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A teacher in the San Francisco area was placed on leave after showing his middle school class clips of the anti-abortion film "Silent Scream."

California voters torn over 'change'

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- California voters are seen by analysts as torn between the campaign themes of "change" and "experience" in the looming state primary.

Retro look all the rage at California jail

MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Another California county has opted for a more retro fashion look for its jail inmates.

Teens plead guilty in chlorine bomb cases

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Two California teenagers pleaded guilty to charges they threw homemade bombs containing poison gas into a birthday party and a homecoming dance.

Father finds his son in a vat of acid

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old man was found dead in Redwood City, Calif., after falling into a waist-high vat of sulfuric acid.

Body of WWII airman found

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The body of a U.S. airman who had been missing since 1942 has been found atop a California glacier.
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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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