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  • Vandals (?) knock out communications in South Bay

    04/17/2013 7:07:58 AM PDT · by George Varnum · 19 replies
    ABC Local (KGO) - CA ^ | Carolyn Tyler
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- South Bay authorities have announced that a coordinated act of vandalism that took down electricity and phone service on Tuesday.
  • High Gas Prices Hit South Bay Food Banks Hard

    04/11/2011 6:28:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Cbs5.com ^ | 4/11/11 | KCBS
    SAN JOSE (KCBS) — Rising gas prices are worrying charities, particularly those that feed people. With gas hitting $4.50 a gallon, it’s a huge additional expense for Bay Area food banks, said Tami Cardenas with the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose. “Gas prices directly relate to the Food Bank’s core business because we have a fleet of 28 trucks that acquire and distribute food to the hungry all year long,”she said. “We have seen a 29 percent increase in the cost of diesel since December.” Cardinas said high gas prices have impacted their ability to acquire fruits and...
  • Ducks Amok on the Freeways, but CHP Swoops to the Rescue

    04/17/2010 10:43:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 441+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/17/2010 | Bruce Newman
    It was springtime, when ducks usually are headed north. But suddenly Saturday, the ducks ran amok. In two separate incidents, an intrepid California Highway Patrol officer came to the rescue of ducks attempting to waddle across freeways in the South Bay, in defiance of the laws of nature and the California Vehicle Code. Nine fuzzy yellow ducklings were spotted heading southbound down the center divide of Interstate 880 near Milpitas Saturday morning, when Officer Ryan Nelson — something of a fledgling himself, in his first full year with the CHP — rolled onto the scene in his patrol car. When...
  • Around $90 million in stimulus funds coming to the South Bay (potholes,hybrid buses,metering lights)

    02/26/2009 8:16:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 225+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/26/09 | Gary Richards
    About $90 million in stimulus funds will be headed to Santa Clara County, with most of the cash going toward repairing pavement, buying hybrid buses and installing metering lights along Interstate 280 through San Jose. The money was part of the $490 million approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday, the first local allocation following the signing of the historic $787 billion stimulus bill last week by President Barack Obama. While there were no high-profile South Bay projects approved for this first infusion of federal money, officials came away feeling they had positioned themselves to capture more money down...
  • CA: Undocumented immigrants arrested in South Bay (87 deported immediately)

    09/18/2006 2:47:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 794+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/18/06 | Bay City News Service
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents sent illegal immigrants packing last week when they arrested 107 adults living in the South Bay without proper permits, 87 of whom were immediately deported, according to ICE. The crackdown targeted immigrants living in Watsonville, Santa Cruz and Hollister, 19 of whom remain in the United States pending a hearing before an immigration judge. According to ICE, some of the arrested had received, but ignored, final deportation orders issued by immigration judges whereas others had violated U.S. criminal law. One arrestee was turned over to Fresno police on a recent arrest warrant for allegedly...
  • FIVE SOUTH BAY RESIDENTS FACE FEDERAL CHARGES AFTER BREAK UP OF MAJOR ASIAN PROSTITUTION SCHEME

    10/28/2005 7:57:18 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 549+ views
    SAN JOSE – Five Chinese nationals from the South Bay are in custody this afternoon facing federal charges following the execution of search warrants yesterday targeting 10 unlicensed massage parlors that were allegedly being operated as brothels in San Jose, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. The suspects, who are expected to make their initial appearance in federal court here this afternoon, are charged in a criminal complaint with conspiring to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain. The arrests and searches are the result of a year-long undercover investigation called “Operation Bad Neighbor” that involved U.S. Immigration and Customs...
  • In the South Bay, are we prepared for the Big One?

    09/22/2005 6:22:58 PM PDT · by bd476 · 28 replies · 570+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | 9/22/05 | Josh Grossberg
    In the aftermath of Katrina, officials and residents take a hard look at how prepared we are. Officials drill, coordinate, plan and try to anticipate scenarios. The suffering and devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans is a sobering reminder that the destruction that swept through the Gulf Coast is not so different from what could happen here. Not with floods or hurricanes, but with terrorism or, most likely, earthquakes. In the case of earthquakes, it's not a question of if, but when, where and how bad. In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ranked the top three...
  • Jane Harman as top spook?

    12/10/2004 1:29:07 PM PST · by nanak · 93 replies · 1,808+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 12/10/2004 | Joseph Farah
    Can it possibly be true? Is Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., really under consideration by the White House as the first director of national intelligence? That's one of the ideas being floated by the administration right now. This would be the most powerful intelligence position ever created in the United States – more powerful that the director of the National Security Agency, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And who is Jane Harman? She votes with the American Civil Liberties Union 73 percent of the time. She is in favor of federal...
  • CA: Governor urges South Bay leaders to defeat gaming bills (Props 68,70)

    10/07/2004 7:29:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 333+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/07/04 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Proclaiming his pride in ``the great partnership I've won with the people,'' Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated the first anniversary of his election today vowing to defeat two gambling initiatives he warned would be ``disastrous'' for the state if passed. Schwarzenegger pushed for the defeat of Propositions 68 and 70 at a ``town hall'' campaign stop that was actually a carefully screened gathering of Silicon Valley business people and local government officials who have already come out against both measures. Proposition 70 would allow Indian gaming tribes to expand the number of slot machines they can...
  • CA: Bush's South Bay Swing - Bush says Kerry would take away tax cut

    03/04/2004 7:33:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 119+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/4/04 | Scott Lindlaw - AP
    <p>President Bush charged Thursday that Democratic rival John Kerry's approach to recent tax cuts would be to "take them away" and use the money to expand the federal government.</p> <p>"I have a better idea: To keep this economy growing and to create jobs, the tax cuts must be permanent," Bush said at a fund-raiser where he banked more than $700,000 for a re-election war chest that already dwarfs Kerry's.</p>
  • Support America More (and rally info in So. CA)

    03/28/2003 7:07:43 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 181+ views
    SupportAmericaMore ^ | March 27, 22003 | Sgt. Joshua Daniel Naggar (ret)
    Fractional-American 03/28/2003 5:46 PM PST Update on South Bay rally: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=53 Unfortunately the Torrance rally is getting too big for its city. The cities in the South Bay that are actual cities and not parts of Hell are really too small and convoluted to handle huge rallies. But we all ought to donate to the guy because he's a vet and he took it on himself to organize this. He says he's looking at parks for future rallies. I donated a bunch of shirts with supportamericamore.com to him to give out (he said they wouldn't be able to sell them,...
  • South Bay residents urge board of supervisors to pass anti-war resolution

    02/03/2003 7:05:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 214+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/3/03 | Dana Hull
    <p>A group of South Bay residents who oppose war with Iraq is hopeful that the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will pass a resolution today declaring its opposition to a unilateral or first strike war.</p> <p>In recent weeks, a group called Cities For Peace has urged local municipalities to pass anti-war resolutions. Nearly 60 cities, from Santa Cruz to Chicago to Baltimore, have done so, and campaigns in other cities are under way.</p>
  • CA: Shuttle astronaut Kalpana Chawla remembered in South Bay / STS-107 Columbia

    02/01/2003 4:57:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 421+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/1/03 | Pat Lopes Harris
    <p>Mission specialist Kalpana Chawla is shown during a training session in December at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.</p> <p>Flight Engineer, Mission Specialist and former South Bay resident Kalpana Chawla was a gutsy woman with a penchant for exploring, whether it was the remote corners of Earth or outerspace, said high school classmate and Santa Clara University Professor Atulya Sarin.</p>