Woman killed by police in San Francisco area allegedly attacked officers with bat

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- A San Francisco-area woman who called police to say she might hurt herself or other people was killed when she allegedly came at the officers with a baseball bat.
Frances Burns
California state senator faces federal corruption charges

California state senator faces federal corruption charges

March 26 (UPI) -- California state Sen. Leland Yee, a candidate for secretary of state, arrested on federal corruption charges.
Frances Burns
Brooklyn Nets sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract out of NBA D-League

Brooklyn Nets sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract out of NBA D-League

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- Jorge Gutierrez signs a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets
Evan Bleier

Calif. high school wins round in battle over ban on U.S. flag shirts

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not "second guess" officials at a California high school who banned American-flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

Would-be bank bomber sent to federal prison for 15 years

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A self-proclaimed jihadist with a history of mental illness was sent to federal prison for 15 years Thursday for trying to bomb a California bank.

Suspect in California kidnapping, killing indicted by grand jury

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Santa Clara County, Calif., grand jury indicted a man arrested two years ago in the kidnapping and killing of a girl, 15, court records said.

Prosecutors drop murder charge against California man, charge twin

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A California man is no longer charged with the murder of a man during a late-night birthday party, but his twin brother is, say prosecutors in San Jose.

After-school worker accused of selling pot to middle schoolers

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Police in California said an after-school program worker at a middle school was arrested on accusations of selling marijuana to students.

BART police officer shot by colleague was wearing bullet-proof vest

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer killed by another officer in California was wearing a bullet-proof vest, investigators said Wednesday.

High school basketball coach involved in hazing, attorney says

WOODSIDE, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A California high school basketball coach was present when team members were beaten and gagged in a hazing incident, an attorney for an alleged victim said.

Convicted arsonist, sex offender identified as suspect in 12 arsons

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in San Jose, Calif., have identified the suspect in a string of arsons as convicted arsonist and sex offender Patrick William Brennan.

Police arrest suspect in San Jose arson fires

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Police in San Jose, Calif., have arrested a man accused of setting fire to eight structures in four days, officials said.

Missing plane found in Idaho; five family members apparently dead

CASCADE, Idaho, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The wreckage of a plane carrying five members of a California family missing since Dec. 1 was found in Idaho with no apparent survivors, officials said Friday.

2 employees injured in explosion at Amgen lab in South San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Two employees at an Amgen Inc. laboratory in South San Francisco were injured Wednesday in an explosion involving cleaning solvents, fire officials said.

California Supreme Court: Illegal immigrants can receive law licenses

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant who graduated from law school cannot be denied a California law license because of his status, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
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The San Jose Mercury News is the major daily newspaper in San Jose, California and the San Francisco Bay Area. 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).

The Mercury News was one of the very first newspapers to publish on the WWW. It soared to international prominence as a result of Gary Webb's 1996 controversial "Dark Alliance" articles (linking the CIA to import of crack cocaine into US) receiving over 1.3 million hits a day on its website. The then-owner Knight Ridder then 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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