Major League Baseball ponders Oakland A's games in San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A plan for the Oakland Athletics to play in San Francisco's AT&T Park in 2014 was introduced by Major League Baseball, the San Jose Mercury News said Monday.

Students banned from washing cars to raise money for school groups

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Students in San Jose, Calif., can no longer hold car washes to raise for money for school events because city officials say they endanger the environment.

BART trains to roll again for morning commute

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Bay Area Rapid Transit trains will start rolling at 4 a.m. Tuesday, management said after negotiators announced a deal to end a crippling four-day strike.

BART worker, contractor killed by train on second day of strike

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Bay Area Rapid Transit worker and a BART contractor were killed Saturday when they were hit by a train on the second day of a strike, officials said.

California approves energy storage goal

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- California has become the first state to mandate energy storage.

Bay Area transit workers on strike after unions leave negotiations

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Bay Area Rapid Transit workers in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area went on strike early Friday, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters scrambling.
Blues' Maxim Lapierre suspended after big hit on Sharks' Boyle

Blues' Maxim Lapierre suspended after big hit on Sharks' Boyle

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre was suspended Wednesday after sending San Jose's Dan Boyle to the hospital with devastating hit against the boards.

BART strike averted as labor-management talks press on

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit workers union canceled a Wednesday strike, giving 400,000 San Francisco-area riders a reprieve as labor-management talks pressed on.

Teacher sues families who wrongly accused him of abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A former San Jose gym teacher who was suspended from a private school after ultimately unfounded abuse allegations by students said he's suing his accusers.
Mark Zuckerberg buys neighboring homes

Mark Zuckerberg buys neighboring homes

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has purchased the four homes adjacent to his California residence and leased them back to the resident families.

Search ends for gunman reported on San Jose State campus

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A building at California's San Jose State University was locked down for about 2 hours Thursday as police searched for a gunman reported by witnesses.
Raiders release quarterback Matt Flynn after losing job to Pryor

Raiders release quarterback Matt Flynn after losing job to Pryor

ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Quarterback Matt Flynn, once penciled in as a starter by the Oakland Raiders, was released by the team Monday after five games.

Man who attacked teacher in 'senior prank' faces possible life term

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A former California student was convicted of the attempted rape and kidnapping of a teacher -- an incident he described as a "senior prank," prosecutors said.

Steve Jobs' house reviewed for historical designation

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Los Altos, Calif., home in which Steve Jobs built his first Apple computers is under consideration for honor, a historical commission said.

Second grade teacher helped kids cheat on standardized test

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A California elementary school's standardized test results have been invalidated after a teacher was found to have helped students cheat, the district said.
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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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