San Jose: Police probing death of man found bound and bloodied near Monterey Road

04/24/2014 06:24 AM PDT
San Jose detectives are working to pinpoint the person who left a man bound, bloodied, and dying in a parking lot near Monterey Road early Tuesday. 
State's high court declines to hear appeal of South Bay mother's wooden spoon punishment
04/24/2014 06:24 AM PDT - California Supreme Court lets stand ruling that OKs use of wooden spoon to discipline teen in case involving South Bay mother 

Google, Facebook and other tech companies race to develop artificial intelligence
04/24/2014 05:49 AM PDT - The latest Silicon Valley arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook, Google and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, while spending heavily on a quest to make computers think more like people. 

Student suffers burn injuries in apartment fire near San Jose State
04/24/2014 06:17 AM PDT - A college student was burned while escaping from an apartment fire overnight near San Jose State University, according to a fire captain. 

Safeway profit slides as grocer prepares for merger
04/24/2014 06:16 AM PDT - Safeway profit tumbled in the first quarter this year as the supermarket chain began to fully see the financial loss of spinning off hundreds of stores in Chicago and Canada. 

Super Micro may employ 2,800 at new San Jose complex
04/24/2014 06:15 AM PDT - Super Micro Computer, a fast-growing networking and communications company, intends to build a 1.6 million-square-foot complex at the Mercury News' current site in North San Jose that could have 2,800 or more employees and will include a rarity for the Bay Area: manufacturing activities. 

Daly City police: No injuries in reported gun incident at medical offices
04/24/2014 06:15 AM PDT - Daly City police scrambled to a medical office building Wednesday on a report of a possible shooting, but by late afternoon they had not found a shooter or any victims, and it remains unclear if a gun was even fired. 

Body found near train tracks in Richmond
04/24/2014 06:11 AM PDT - A 38-year-old man found dead near train tracks in Richmond on Monday possibly jumped or fell from a train he was hitching a ride on, a railway spokeswoman said.  

Livermore: Officer kicks down doors, saves life of older woman in house fire
04/24/2014 06:09 AM PDT - Livermore police Officer Brian Sleeper rescued a woman from a Grace Street fire Tuesday night. 

Barnidge: As long as sexual violence continues, champions will be needed
04/24/2014 06:08 AM PDT - Four are honored for their heroics in aiding victims 

Hayward pilots seek funds to teach teens to fly
04/24/2014 06:07 AM PDT - East Bay Aviators wants to subsidize cost of private pilot's license training for low-income students. 

GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari attacks affirmative action
04/24/2014 06:06 AM PDT - The recent effort to restore affirmative action in public university admissions "should've been called the 'There are too many Asians at Berkeley' bill," he told several hundred Cal students Wednesday. 

Shipwreck found in San Francisco Bay; Chinese heroics after disaster revealed
04/24/2014 06:04 AM PDT - The sinking of the steamship City of Chester was the second-worst maritime disaster inside the bay. 

Police officer rescues suicidal man from San Leandro bridge
04/24/2014 06:03 AM PDT - At 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, an officer on patrol helped save a suicidal San Leandro man who was sitting on the railing of a bridge over the San Leandro Creek. 

Warriors lease dispute could cost Alameda County taxpayers millions
04/24/2014 06:02 AM PDT - The Golden State Warriors say they don't have to continue making debt service payments on the Oracle Arena when the team leaves for San Francisco, setting up a potential legal battle with Oakland and Alameda County. 

Planning Board to consider waterfront plan for Alameda Point
04/23/2014 06:29 PM PDT - The draft plan for the center at Alameda Point also calls for reconfiguring Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway so that it ends at a large public plaza at a corner of the lagoon, and for the plaza to feature a retail and "transit village."  

Tour of California bike race looks for volunteers for San Jose to Mt. Diablo leg
04/24/2014 06:10 AM PDT - Many volunteers needed for May 13 segment, especially to help with crowds on Mount Diablo  

Alameda city briefs: Volunteers needed for city's Earth Day
04/23/2014 05:09 PM PDT - Alameda's Earth Day celebration will take place April 26 and the group Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda needs volunteers, helping people sort their recycling, composting and trash. 

Alameda: Thieves employ ruse to steal cell phones, police say
04/23/2014 05:09 PM PDT - A suspects pretends to borrow a victim's phone, then flee with it. 

UC Berkeley law school acting dean going to Columbia University
04/24/2014 06:03 AM PDT - Berkeley Law's acting dean, Gillian Lester, is to be dean of Columbia Law School.  

Former San Pablo police officer cleared in shooting death of parolee
04/24/2014 06:11 AM PDT - A federal jury determined that Officer Mark Galios did not use excessive force when he shot and killed a man during a traffic stop in 2011. 

Piedmont, Montclair police logs: Oakland hills report 20 auto burglaries
04/23/2014 04:43 PM PDT - PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave. 

DVDs: Drop "Anchorman 2" in the trash can
04/23/2014 04:37 PM PDT - "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"I loved Will Ferrell's original film about Ron Burgundy, a pompous local TV news anchor strutting about in 1970s San Diego. 

Walnut Creek: Well-known downtown corner to become home of three restaurants, retail store
04/24/2014 06:07 AM PDT - WALNUT CREEK -- A dining concept that exists nowhere in Contra Costa County, perhaps the entire East Bay, will soon come to Walnut Creek's famed "Cadillac Corner. 

Michelle Wie back in Bay Area after LPGA win
04/23/2014 10:29 PM PDT - Michelle Wie goes for another tournament win at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Club 

Walnut Creek: State suspends Crogan's liquor license after repeated police calls
04/24/2014 06:09 AM PDT - Crogan's Sports Bar and Grill in Walnut Creek had its liquor license suspended for 20 days after a state investigation found it was a disturbance, with 200 calls to police over a 15-month span. 

Stowaway: Father of 15-year-old Santa Clara boy 'thanked God' he is safe
04/24/2014 06:40 AM PDT - The father of the 15-year-old Santa Clara teen who survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well "thanked God" for his son's good fortune and said the boy's struggles at school and yearning to return to Africa may have compelled him to embark on the daring journey, according to the Voice of America. 

El Sobrante man wanted in Tara Hills homicide surrenders
04/24/2014 06:11 AM PDT - An El Sobrante man wanted by police in connection with the shooting death of a Pinole man last month turned himself in to the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, a spokesman said. 

San Jose man arrested for bloody burglary at Redwood City massage parlor
04/23/2014 04:22 PM PDT - San Jose resident Alan Patrick Stinson pleaded not guilty to burglarizing a Woodside Road massage parlor Monday, smearing blood across the walls and yelling allegations about prostitution at the business. 

Stanford scientists describe autism discoveries
04/23/2014 01:16 PM PDT - Conference at Stanford University gives insight into the latest science and research for people living with autism. 

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