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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.

Boy, 6, mauled to death by pit bull

UNION CITY, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- A 6-year-old California boy was killed when his family's pit bull mauled him, police said.

Tesla Motors pays off $452 million owed to U.S. government

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Wednesday it has sent $452 million to the U.S. Department of Energy to pay off a loan it took out three years ago.

6 wounded in gunfire near McDonald's in East Palo Alto, Calif.

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- Gunfire broke out near a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in East Palo Alto, Calif., Sunday afternoon, leaving six people wounded, authorities said.

From Olympic swimmer to homeless, life of Brian Job a sad tale

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Former Olympic swimmer and 200-meter breaststroke record holder Brian Job is homeless and "totally delusional" in Palo Alto, Calif., his family said.

Candidate's comments on city Facebook page

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- Mike Soubirous, a Riverside, Calif., council candidate, has posted comments on the municipal Facebook page and says the city cannot remove his opinions.

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U.S. jobs report hurts stocks ... HP chairman gives up top post ... Automaker Fisker lays off most workers ... Women-owned businesses on the rise ... News from United Press International.
App turns iPhone into security camera

App turns iPhone into security camera

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- A California company says its software app can turn an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into security camera, complete with motion detector.
Smart keys vs. smartphones; new car mileage a record 24.5 mph

Smart keys vs. smartphones; new car mileage a record 24.5 mph

As a new car owner I can tell you about the hassle of carrying a smart key as big as a tube of lip balm around to open, close and start the vehicle.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

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Google close to a deal on privacy breach ... Tesla to repay federal loan early ... News Corp. spinoff to start up with $2.6B ... Airline pros slam TSA rule on knives ... News from United Press International.

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Man buys oyster for breakfast, finds pearl ... City has required gun ownership since 1982 ... Winds cover house with tumbleweeds ... Bald eagle back at zoo after 3 days ... UPI Quirks in the News.

Bald eagle back at zoo after 3 days

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Officials with a California zoo said a tame bald eagle returned to her trainer's arm after three days on the loose.

Dog reunited with family after 4 years

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A Palo Alto, Calif., family says their missing dog "Oreo" finally returned home after being gone for more than four years.

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Supercomputer sets computing record ... Secrets of spider silk's strength studied ... New car mirror avoids 'blind spot' ... Japan launches two spy satellites ... Science and Technology news from UPI.

Zuckerberg to hold Christie fundraiser

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a possible Republican presidential nominee in 2016, is getting a financial boost from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
'jOBS' release date coincides with 37th anniversary of Apple founding

'jOBS' release date coincides with 37th anniversary of Apple founding

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Steve Jobs bio-picture "jOBS" will hit U.S. theaters April 19, coinciding with the 37th anniversary of his co-founding of the Apple Computer Company.

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Stock rally fades ... Chrysler leads U.S. rivals in sales gains ... Macy's to close 6 stores, open or expand 9 ... U.S., Google settle antitrust matter ... News from United Press International.

Macy's to close 6 stores, open or expand 9

CINCINNATI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. retail giant Macy's Inc. said it would close six stores in 2013 and open or expand nine others.

Calif. man sentenced in shooting death

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- A California man has been sentenced to 53 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man who had picked on his younger brother at a party.

Chocolate menorah for Hanukkah

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- For a group of Hasidic Jews in Palo Alto, Calif., Hanukkah was to begin Sunday at sundown with a 6-foot menorah of melted chocolate.

Man survives mountain lion attack

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Officials in Palo Alto, Calif., said they were forced to shut down two parks after the city's first ever mountain lion attack on a hiker.

Tour of California leaves San Francisco

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The 2008 Tour of California bike race kickoff was held on flat ground this year after being moved from to Palo Alto, Calif., from San Francisco.

Alum confesses to half-century old prank

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A guilt-riddled alum confessed to dumping two years' worth of beverage cans into the Palo Alto, Calif., High School swimming pool -- 50 years ago.

Calif. district opts out of Newsweek list

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- High schools in Palo Alto, Calif., are refusing to participate in Newsweek's annual survey and ranking of U.S. schools.

High reinjury rate for high school athletes

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- One sports injury can lead to another, according to a study of more than 15,000 high school varsity athletes in North Carolina.
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