Google shows whimsical plans for new Silicon Valley campus

Tech giant Google on Friday dropped off reams of paperwork at Mountain View City Hall detailing the company's stunning plans to expand its corporate headquarters. 
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Shuttle bus drivers for Yahoo, Apple, Genentech, eBay and Zynga -- all employed by contractor Compass Transportation -- voted Friday to join the Teamsters union.  
 
 
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Wolverton: Android Lollipop is a sweet new look

Android Lollipop, which has just started to roll out to older phones and tablets, is an operating system that feels less like something that was designed by engineers for engineers and more like something that is lively, fun and accessible to non-techies. 
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Oakland developer Mahnaz Khazen rebounds from adversity

As a real-estate developer, Khazen has devoted her career to transforming older buildings and finding new uses for them -- with a distinct twist well-suited to the Bay Area's liberal ethos.
 
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Four years after SF tax break, Zendesk wins over community

After adding up the dollars and cents, the tax deal has paid off for San Francisco. But what’s less measurable is whether the so-called Twitter tax break is paying off for the community, which, like it or not, now has a half-dozen large tech companies in its midst.  
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West Coast ports are scrambling to deal with the “mega-ship” — behemoths capable of carrying 19,000 containers and as long as the Empire State Building without its antenna. Billions of dollars are being spent reconfiguring ports to handle the monsters.  
 
As their embattled fellow Assyrians in Syria are being held hostage and seeing their villages taken over by Islamic State fighters, local expats in San Jose gathered Friday night for a prayer vigil to offer spiritual support and call for the United States to come to their rescue.