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    March 25, 2014

    Giants Fan Is Off The Hook For Fatal Stabbing of Dodgers Fan

    Just in time for Major League Baseball's Opening Day, there's resolution in the fatal stabbing of Jonathan Denver, a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, who was killed after a Giants game in San Francisco last September. No crime was committed, as far as the criminal justice system is concerned. Michael Mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Camel Runs Loose on East Bay Road, Gets Hit by Minivan

    A 2,000-pound camel named Rudy ran away from home, not once but twice last night, creating a puzzling traffic jam that ended when the 10-year-old ungulate bumped his hump. Rudy reportedly made his way to Bailey Road in Concord after slipping through his wire enclosure at about 3 p.m. From what we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Shyanne White, Missing Autistic Teen, Found Badly Beaten, Sexually Assaulted on Bus in S.F.

    Good News: San Francisco authorities say that found the severely autistic Oakland girl who had been missing for two days. Sadly, the 16-year-old had been badly beaten and sexually assaulted. Shyanne White, 16, was found on a bus in San Francisco about 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to her mother, Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Giants Must Channel the Comeback Spirit of 1921

    It's not looking good."The Giants are on the verge of elimination," wrote the Contra Costa Times' Alex Pavlovic. "They are going, going, going ... and they probably aren't coming back," mused the Merc's Tim Kawakami. "Doomsday Tuesday," proclaimed the Chron's Scott Ostler.Indeed, down 0-2, with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Roseanne Stumps For Medical Marijuana Vote In Oakland

    As third-party hero Gary Johnson cements his status as the most viable alternative presidential candidate in recent memory (the Libertarian challenger to Obama-Romney broke the 10 percent mark in one recent poll of Ohio voters), it appears clear to marijuana-minded voters that there's no better frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Kariem McFarlin: Alleged Burglar Also Took Off With Steve Jobs' Wallet, License, and Car Key

    Kariem McFarlin, the man accused of breaking into Steve Jobs' home last month, reportedly confessed to investigators, saying he was "desperate for cash" and saw the late Apple CEO's home vacant and under construction. According to press reports, McFarlin told police he had no clue the Palo Alto fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Newspaper Drama in the South Bay Gives Other Newspapers Something to Write About

    There's nothing we enjoy more than a petty newspaper fight, especially one that includes the phrase "put down the news rack."Down in the South Bay, the San Jose Mercury News was busted with news racks from competing papers inside a dumpster at the Merc's headquarters, including those belonging to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Bryan Stow Will Be Cheering on the Giants Friday

    It's been a long road for Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was savagely beaten into a coma after watching his home team play against the Dodgers in Los Angeles last year. And while the Giants would love nothing more than to kick off the 2012 season with Stow at the mound, it looks like the former paramedi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Sierra LaMar: Investigators Believe Missing Teen Was Abducted

    ​For the first time since 15-year-old Sierra LaMar went missing 11 days ago, investigators told reporters that they believe the Morgan Hill teen was abducted and did not run away.Although police have no new clues that point to an abduction, they say there's even less evidence to suggest she ran aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Cop Who Kicked Cyclist's Ass Used Excessive Force, Court Says

    ​Is it that bicycle riders have a toxic relationship with motorists, or is it that bicycle riders have a toxic relationship with anyone who isn't also on a bike?Nonsense. As any Wiggle rider knows, bike riders can easily turn on each other, too. But things can go very south very quickly with any b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    "Exotic," "Lusty, Busty": SJ Merc Explores Mirkarimi Trial's Sexy Angle

    ​The saga of Ross Mirkarimi and his bruised wife Eliana Lopez is making the rounds coast-to-coast today, with an Associated Press report on the San Francisco sheriff's trial on domestic abuse charges appearing in hundreds of media outlets around the country.Mirkarimi's trial was to begin with open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    New Lawsuit Says Neil Young's Fire-Starting Lincoln Continental Hybrid Was Unsafe

    JackRickard.blogspot.comNeil Young and the LincVolt​Only a crazy (read: legally negligent) person would convert a 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on a hybrid of gasoline and electricity. That's the argument in a new lawsuit filed against a firm owned by Neil Young, whose custom-built hybrid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Hells Angels: Turns Out, You Probably Shouldn't Mess With Them

    Can't we all just get along?​The Hells Angels saga has evolved into a a television-like drama involving guns, bikes, funerals, and exhuming dead bodies. The San Jose Mercury News is reporting this morning that sources say the man who allegedly shot and killed a fellow Hells Angel during the funera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Majority of San Francisco's Illegal Immigrants Live in the Mission District

    Missionites: up to 15 percent of your neighbors are undocumented.​San Francisco's highest concentration of illegal immigrants lives in the city's Mission District -- a zip code of day laborers, black-market hot dog vendors, and fake document peddlers.The Public Policy Institute of California relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Feliciano Valencia-Santiago Confesses to Murdering Woman Found in Garbage Bag

    Confesses​Feliciano Valencia-Santiago, the man accused of murdering a San Jose woman and dumping her body in a garbage bag, has reportedly confessed to the heinous crime. According to media outlets, police say that during an interrogation, Valencia-Santiago admitted that he killed Maria Esther Oro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Gmail Accounts Hacked from China -- Again

    Change your password now ​Chinese hackers accessed hundreds of private Gmail accounts in attempt to spy on conversations among journalists, military officials, and political dissidents. Google told reporters that the hacking effort has been traced to Jinan, China. It's nothing like what happened l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    John Abdon Johnson Gets 30 Days in Jail for Kicking His Dog

    It hurts​A Redwood City man is being jailed after cops saw him beating his sweet little pup, Bucket. The San Jose Mercury News reports that police busted John Abdon Johnson, 56, kicking Bucket in the head and the ribs on May 13. When a cop tried to get him to stop, he told police he had the right ... More >>

  • Film

    February 2, 2011
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    November 12, 2010

    Today's Most Popular Stories

    ​A compilation of the most-viewed stories on Bay Area news sites and blogs at the moment. You're welcome.SF Gate: Columnist Chip Johnson voted for Don Perata, who, he can't believe, lost to Jean Quan in the race to become mayor of Oakland. Quan prevailed after Johnson wrote a week ago that she'd b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Tommie Smith Selling Gold Medal (PICS)

    ...Step three: Profit​Want a Gold Medal? Start training. Or, start saving. Tommie Smith, the former San Jose State track star immortalized when he and fellow San Jose teammate John Carlos gave Black Power salutes on the medal stand in 1968, is hawking his gold medal. You can put in your bid here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Cop 'Arrests' 15-Year-Old For Having Sex With Officer's Daughter

    'A cop's daughter is not somebody you mess around with...'​Use an officer's daughter, go to jail. That's the lesson a San Jose motorcycle cop is accused of imparting upon his 14-year-old stepdaughter's paramour. In an incident caught on cell phone camera, the as yet-unnamed officer showed up at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Santa Clara County Allows Voter Registration Via Electronic Signatures

    ​Santa Clara County has taken a historic step by allowing residents to register to vote electronically, the San Jose Mercury News reports.The new procedure allows people to register using touch-screen devices such as iPhones and iPads, and is the result of a proposal by the Silicon Valley firm Ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Alleged Associates of 'Gay Grifter' Murder Defendant Nabbed in San Jose

    Kaushal Niroula​Two alleged associates of notorious "gay grifter" and murder suspect Kaushal Niroula have been arrested, the San Jose Mercury News reports.Jay Chandrakant Shah and his lawyer, Melvin Lee Emerich, were arrested at a San Jose property known as Shah Ranch, according to the Merc. Both ... More >>

  • News

    November 30, 2005


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