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  • Former Santa Clara, NBA forward Ken Sears dies at 83

    04/29/2017 12:57:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2017 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ken Sears, an All-America basketball player for Santa Clara in the 1950s who later played eight seasons in the NBA, died Sunday in his hometown of Watsonville, the university announced Monday. He was 83. Mr. Sears played from 1951 through ’55 for the Broncos under head coach Bob Feerick and started as a freshman on their Final Four team of 1952. He was twice named the WCC Player of the Year, beating out USF’s Bill Russell for the honor in 1955.
  • Finding Frank Norris in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    04/28/2017 6:09:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Hill Tromper ^ | Ryan Masters
    A gargantuan spiderweb hangs across the steep dirt road. It shimmers, translucent in the sunlight, slack lines nearly imperceptible. As I duck the web and trudge further up the road's corkscrew turn, the thick brush, thistle, weeds and poison oak part, revealing an ancient looking stone bench on the shoulder above the road. Finally. More than a year after I first searched for it, I have found the mysterious, nearly forgotten memorial to legendary California novelist Frank Norris in this far corner of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A simple cross and a crooked, barren flag holder crown the semicircular, mission-style...
  • Pizarro: Hiking Santa Clara County’s ‘Magnificent 7’ Trails

    04/04/2017 5:27:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 4, 2017
    Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager is a bit of a fitness nut. He’s climbed Mt. Whitney, regularly takes part in obstacle course races and “mud runs” and has made getting county residents healthier one of his missions during his time in elected office. So it’s no surprise that he would welcome the task of tackling the “Magnificent 7,” a collection of trail hikes that the Santa Clara County Parks Department is showcasing with the “#PixInParks” challenge announced in January. The surprise was when Yeager invited me to join him on the first of them, a 1.7-mile trek along the...
  • Campus Conservative Group Rejected Because It Makes Liberal Students Feel ‘Unsafe’

    02/06/2017 7:12:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/17 | Eric Owens
    The student senate at Santa Clara University rejected a petition to form a campus chapter of Turning Points USA, a conservative activism group, because opponents of the group complained that its presence would make them feel “unsafe” — and because of the “mood” on campus since Donald Trump was elected president.A full-time school employee also primed Santa Clara student senators with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation associating Turning Points USA with vile, fringe white supremacist groups.The rejection occurred on Thursday night during a meeting of the Associated Student Government at the Jesuit bastion in the thick of Silicon Valley.
  • Police threaten to boycott 49ers NFL games over Kaepernick protests

    09/04/2016 6:49:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    RT ^ | 09/03/16
    "Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association (SCPOA) has threatened to boycott San Francisco 49ers home games if they fail to react to comments made by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refuses to stand for the national anthem to protest perceived racial injustices. SCPOA penned an open letter to the 49ers in response to remarks made by Kaepernick in reference to his refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest at US race relations. The association provides security to San Francisco 49ers guests, players and fellow employees at Levi's stadium, the team’s training camp and headquarters. The letter also took issue with...
  • Santa Clara Officers Condemn Kaepernick Protest, Threaten Policing Levi's Stadium

    09/03/2016 4:09:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 02 September 2016
    can't copy and past due to extreme scripts If someone else can post an excerpt I would be grateful.
  • Freedom Bridge in Santa Clara faces demolition despite bicyclists' protests

    08/28/2016 3:09:00 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8/27/16 | Scott Herhold
    <p>A couple of long blocks north of Highway 101, bicyclists whiz up and down the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, one of the best bicycle paths in the valley. At the property of tech giant Intel, a few of them cross to the east side of the creek on a wooden bridge called "The Freedom Bridge."</p>
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) — Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • 4 suspects identified after violence at Trump protest in San Jose

    06/07/2016 6:36:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 7, 2016 | Kimberly Veklerov
    After coming under fire from Republican leaders for its handling of protests outside a Donald Trump campaign rally and vowing the violence “will not go unchecked,” the San Jose Police Department on Tuesday released the identities of four teenagers arrested last week. Ahmed Abdirahman and Antonio Fernandez, both 19, and Robert Trillo, 18, face charges of assault with a deadly weapon. A fourth man, Michael Kitaigorodsky, 19, was arrested for allegedly refusing to follow dispersal orders. Abdirahman is from Santa Clara. The others are from San Jose.
  • Santa Clara County Supervisors Grant Mount Umunhum

    05/10/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/10 | Marianne Favro
    Radar Tower Historic Status, Decide it Will StaySanta Clara County supervisors Tuesday decided the fate of a radar tower sitting atop Mount Umunhum. For years, a battle has brewed over whether to take down the prominent radar that some have labeled an eyesore and others, a historical treasure. Many see the tower as a symbol of Silicon Valley, but the 56-year-old construction is also a piece of Cold War history. On Tuesday, the county’s board of supervisors voted unanimously to declare the tower historic, effectively ensuring that it won’t be going anywhere. “The tower was the coastal defense radar that...
  • Super Bowl City Closed After Reaching Maximum Capacity

    Friday night's program featured a fireworks show and a One Republic concert.San Francisco police turned away thousands of people from Super Bowl City late Friday when the event reached maximum capacity. The popular free event along the Embarcadero on Friday night drew a crush of visitors and NFL fans looking to soak up the excitement over Super Bowl weekend. The night was headlined by a fireworks show and a performance from One Republic. An officer patrolling Super Bowl City estimated at least 15,000 people inside the event late Friday. Many who planned to attend the event were disappointed when police...
  • Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara

    11/05/2015 7:04:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    NEWS Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara KGO Updated 4 mins ago Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke has confirmed the suspect in Wednesday's stabbing at UC Merced has been identified as Faisal Mohammad, an 18-year-old from Santa Clara. UC Merced is under a precautionary lockdown after a male student stabbed four people and the suspect was shot to death by police. Investigators say it started with a fight Wednesday morning inside a classroom. The suspect pulled a knife and then took his attack outside. Two of the stabbing victims were students, one was...
  • 4 arrested in video-recorded beating after 49ers game

    09/19/2015 9:03:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Three men and a teenager were arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a Minnesota Vikings fan, which happened after the 49ers’ “Monday Night Football” game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, police said Friday.
  • Did the 49ers just have the worst NFL offseason ever? Let's rank them

    08/10/2015 6:13:32 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    1. 2015 San Francisco 49ers On this list we have seen examples of great players retiring suddenly in their prime, losing big-time players in free agency, the stunning departure of top coaches at or near their peak and legal troubles bringing down elite talents. The 49ers had a combination of all of those factors this offseason, I couldn't find another example of a team having so many various factors resulting in so many huge hits to the roster: Coach Jim Harbaugh was chased off to Michigan, guard Mike Iupati, running back Frank Gore and others departed in free agency, offensive...
  • Aldon Smith released by 49ers after four seasons

    08/08/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Cam Inman
    Aldon Smith’s turbulent career with the 49ers ended Friday morning, shortly after his fifth arrest since 2012 and third instance of alleged drunk driving. The 49ers announced Smith’s release three hours after he posted bail, following Thursday night’s arrest by Santa Clara police for drunken driving, hit-and-run and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” an unattributed statement from the 49ers said. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.”
  • FBI seeks vandals who cut Bay Area fiber-optic cables

    06/17/2015 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/16/15 | Henry K. Lee
    The FBI asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying people who have severed underground fiber-optic cables throughout the Bay Area. Over the past year, vandals have used tools to intentionally cut the cables in Berkeley, Fremont, Alamo, Walnut Creek and San Jose in 10 separate incidents, most of which happened in the middle of the night, said FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich. The cost of the damage was not discosed. The FBI is coordinating the investigation, which involves several local law enforcement agencies, Wuthrich said. The cases are not related to a mysterious rifle attack on a Pacific Gas...
  • Intel Buys Programmable Chip Maker Altera In Nearly $17B Deal

    06/01/2015 12:06:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Newsy ^ | 06/01/2015 | Matt Moreno
    The world's largest chip maker just made its largest acquisition ever. Intel is buying programmable chip maker Altera Corporation in a $16.7 billion cash deal with stockholders taking home $54 per share. The merger comes amidst a lag in the personal-computer market, one that Intel's been able to stay above. Intel's first-quarter earnings report in April showed a 3 percent rise in income compared to the same quarter last year. And Intel likely wants to continue keeping its head above water. That's where Altera should help out. A joint press release said Intel's products and manufacturing process will join with...
  • Time for San Francisco to lose the Super Bowl

    03/29/2015 11:47:09 AM PDT · by fayco9 · 11 replies
    Vanity
    As I continue to read on twitter that former dude from MSNBC that couldn't beat O'Reilly at 8, some NBA star I never heard of and that CBS anaylist that I used to like until yesterday talk about how the NFL and NCAA should move from Indianapolis, I realize maybe it is time to move the Super Bowl out of San Francisco and the whole California state. There is no reason why millions of freedom loving Christians, conservatives, republicans or libertarians should have to watch this horrible city host one of the biggest events of the year. The city that...
  • Check Out This New, Incredibly Stupid And Deadly Online Dare That’s Sweeping America

    08/10/2014 10:13:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    http://www.thefederalistpapers.org ^ | august 10, 2014 | steve straub
    US health officials have warned of the dangers posed by the latest deadly dare sweeping the internet: The Fire Challenge. Those taking part in the challenge douse themselves in flammable liquids and set fire to themselves, then extinguish the flames as quickly as they can, uploading the videos onto sites including YouTube and Facebook. Santa Clara county health officials in California have warned of the dangers posed by the game, and say that several taking part in it have suffered severe burns as a result. “A number of kids have suffered second- and third-degree burns across the country,” said Joy...
  • Santa Clara Police Kill Woman Waving Aluminum Baseball Bat

    04/14/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Santa Clara police fatally shot a woman who they say started attacking them with a baseball bat. Lt. Kurt Clarke said in a statement the officers, whom he did not identify, feared "for their safety," and fired at her about 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Lick Mill Boulevard after they were called there because she called 911 "making threats to harm herself and others." When they arrived, police said the woman came out of the front door and attacked the officers with the bat. She was treated at the scene but died later at a hospital. Download...