U.S. film fans discover Indian classic

FREMONT, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- A new generation of California movie fans has discovered the legendary 1960 Indian epic "Mughal-E-Azam" and from all accounts has fallen in love with it.

San Quentin a 'refugee camp'

SACRAMENTO, April 14 (UPI) -- A court-appointed group of medical experts declared California's San Quentin prison a "decrepit" facility that poses a major risk to public health.

Mystery twist in Wendy's chili finger

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- A Nevada woman thinks a partial finger found in a bowl of Wendy's chili in San Jose, Calif., last month is the one a leopard bit off her in February.

Leopard may be source of Wendy's finger

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- A woman who hired a personal injury lawyer after finding a human finger in some chili she got from a California Wendy's has decided not to sue.

Chili-bowl finger drama intensifies

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- A California woman who said she found a finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's store has stopped talking with reporters since police searched her home.

Search of home of woman who 'found' finger

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- Police searched the home of a woman who found a human finger last month in a bowl of chili allegedly bought from a San Jose, Calif., Wendy's restaurant.

New course for San Jose Grand Prix

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 (UPI) -- A new course was unveiled Saturday in San Jose, Calif., which better showcases the city for television audiences of the San Jose Grand Prix.

Fred Korematsu, internment case hero, dies

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- Fred Korematsu, who challenged the constitutionality of the U.S. government interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, has died at age 86.

Chavez Day no holiday for Calif. governor

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- Critics are seeing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to work on California's Cesar Chavez Day as a step to possibly eliminate the holiday.

Calif. schools failing blacks, Latinos

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- A report released Thursday said that the high-school dropout rate in California is higher than state officials admit, especially for black and Latino boys.

Woman says finger found in Wendy's chili

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- A Calfornia woman claims she found a human finger in her Wendy's chili, the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday.

Kaiser files motions against blogger

BERKELEY, Calif., March 18 (UPI) -- California-based HMO Kaiser Permanente has filed new motions against a Berkeley woman, accused of posting links to patient information on her blog.

Poker ace Gordon defends title

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown" host Phil Gordon is preparing to defend his world poker title.

'Doctor' admits to unlicensed surgery

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A California man faces up to 12 years in prison after admitting that he performed plastic surgery without a medical degree.

Maltese falcon back home for celebration

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The statue of the Maltese Falcon, perhaps the most storied bird in cinema, has returned to San Francisco for the 75th anniversary of Dashiell Hammett's novel.
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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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