Students seek return of stolen old teeth

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Two frantic University of California science students are appealing for whomever broke into a car in San Jose to return a box full of old seal and whale teeth.

Apple unveils new mouse with more buttons

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Apple Computer has unveiled a next-generation computer mouse that does away with the familiar one-button Macintosh mouse for new buttons and sensors.

California same-sex golfers par on rights

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court ruled private country clubs must treat same-sex partners the same as married couples.

Cops say molester kept detailed memoirs

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say a San Jose, Calif., man charged with seven counts of child molestation kept extensive journals of his exploits with young boys.

Controversial radio figure heads West

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 (UPI) -- The San Francisco radio station that fired morning show hosts for offensive sexual comments has hired an even more controversial figure.

Pedophile suspect seen as busy culprit

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old man accused of molesting two youths could be one of the most active child molesters in U.S. history, San Jose, Calif., police said Friday.

Palo Alto bans gas-powered leaf blowers

PALO ALTON, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- A California city has decided that an already approved ban on gas-powered leaf blowers can take effect in two weeks.

Employer tipped police in chili-bowl drama

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- The employer of the man whose finger turned up in a San Jose, Calif., Wendy's chili bowl had a hand in sealing the case against alleged fraudster Anna Ayala.

Mountain lions sighted in Palo Alto

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- California biologists are baffled why mountains lions that typically are wary of dogs are not fleeing from preserve visitors walking their dogs.

Study: Flatter are better

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 6 (UPI) -- A study at the University of Virginia finds that flat-heeled shoes are the thing, that even heels as low as one-and-one-half inches can cause knee problems.

Man faces parrot-plucking charge

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- A San Jose, Calif., man was awaiting trial Thursday on charges of plucking all of a parrot's tail feathers and assaulting a disabled roommate.

Great white alive 30 days after release

MONTEREY, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- The longest-living great white shark in captivity appears to be in good health one month after its release from California's Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Woman in Wendy's finger case arrested

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- A woman who claimed she found a finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant in California has been arrested on an attempted grand theft charge.

Arnold, Maria due unclaimed funds

SACRAMENTO, April 15 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver are among thousands of people the state is holding unclaimed money for.

UC campuses struck

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Service workers were supported by several students in their one-day strike against University of California's 12 campuses to protest stagnant wages.
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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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