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Security breach at Mineta San Jose International Airport

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/23/2014 01:34:50 PM PST Updated: 11/23/2014 07:04:35 PM PST Click photo to enlarge SAN JOSE -- Mineta San Jose International Airport suffered a security breach Sunday morning when an unauthorized man snuck onto the tarmac and then commandeered a maintenance vehicle in the parking lot, police said.
Nov 23, 2014

No stories about glossy gadgets from me today. Instead, I'm moonlighting on the crime beat: mercurynews.com/spotlight/ci_2…

Anquan Boldin is the 49ers' leader, MVP and true constant--the guy who comes down with the ball when everybody knows he has to

blogs.mercurynews.com — Straight from tonight's Merc website (MY VERSION)/ SANTA CLARA-Anquan Boldin is the 49ers' essential leader because he's the one who comes down with the ball when somebody else is trying to break him into pieces. Actually, Boldin is the 49ers' lead dog these days for many undeniable reasons-he's their conscience and most consistent personality and player.

Notes: Vernon Davis still seeking breakout game; Lynch baffled by penalty; Brooks calls himself ‘selfless’

blogs.mercurynews.com — Tight end Vernon Davis' breakout moment should have come with a third-down conversion catch on Sunday's winning drive. Instead, a replay review showed Davis was a yard shy of the first down, adding to the 49ers tight end's frustrating season. "I thought it was a first down," Davis said after the 49ers' 17-13 win over Washington.
Nov 23, 2014

#49ers notes: Vernon Davis' frustrating season continues; Lynch baffled by penalty; Brooks 'selfless' blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/11/…

Postgame reaction: Carlos Hyde celebrates winning TD, 49ers look ahead to Seahawks

blogs.mercurynews.com — Carlos Hyde made the first game-winning touchdown run of his career sound so simple. "I saw a big hole. You could have ran through there," Hyde said of his 4-yard burst to lift the 49ers past Washington 17-13 Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

"We just feel like we are in the playoffs, that's our mindset--we feel like we've got to win at any cost"

blogs.mercurynews.com — SANTA CLARA-Who's the leader of the 49ers? I don't think there's any doubt, not any more. It's wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who isn't the most talkative guy on the roster, but when he speaks, everyone pays attention; and when the 49ers offense needs a play, he's usually the one making it.
Nov 23, 2014

Anquan Boldin postgame: “We just feel like we are in the playoffs, that’s our mindset–we feel like we’ve got t... bit.ly/11MCDyw

Warriors' Bogut, Barbosa leave game with injuries

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/23/2014 05:23:35 PM PST Updated: 11/23/2014 05:23:38 PM PST OKLAHOMA CITY -- Warriors center Andrew Bogut and guard Leandro Barbosa suffered injuries at Oklahoma City in the first quarter Sunday and will be out for the rest of the game. Bogut was inadvertently struck in the face by Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins and sustained an orbital contusion.

49ers beat Washington 17-13 with late score

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/23/2014 04:24:08 PM PST Updated: 11/23/2014 04:27:58 PM PST SANTA CLARA - The 49ers will ride a three-game win streak into their Thanksgiving night matchup with the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium, where they came from behind Sunday to edge Washington 17-13.

Final: Streaking 49ers rally to post 17-13 win over Washington

blogs.mercurynews.com — The 49ers will ride a three-game win streak into their Thanksgiving night matchup with the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium, where they came from behind Sunday to edge Washington 17-13. Carlos Hyde's go-ahead touchdown run with 2:59 remaining allowed the 49ers to keep pace in the NFC West.

Stanford women reach Elite Eight in soccer with 1-0 victory

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/23/2014 04:13:50 PM PST Updated: 11/23/2014 04:15:31 PM PST STANFORD -- Senior Lo'eau LaBonta did it again for top-seeded Stanford, scoring the only goal Sunday in a 1-0 Sweet 16 victory over Pac-12 rival Washington in front of 1,300 fans at Cagan Stadium.
Nov 23, 2014

Close again: @StanfordWSoccer women reach Elite Eight in soccer with 1-0 victory - San Jose Mercury News bit.ly/1rfwpOB

Brisbane: Driver killed in crash when car goes over an embankment

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/23/2014 04:05:47 PM PST Updated: 11/23/2014 04:05:49 PM PST BRISBANE -- A motorist was killed in Brisbane on Sunday morning when their car went over an embankment during a short police chase. The victim, who has not been identified, was driving on Geneva Avenue near Bayshore Boulevard in Daly City when an officer tried to pull the car over, Daly City police Sgt.
Nov 23, 2014

Brisbane: Driver killed in crash when car goes over embankment during police chase: bit.ly/1HCKhwG @mercnews @SanMateoTimes

Photos from San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington on Nov. 23

photos.mercurynews.com — Anquan Boldin ran in a first quarter touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers in their NFL game against Washington at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 23. Click here for live game updates and complete 49ers coverage.

Cameras that read 263,430 license plates in Menlo Park net a single arrest

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/22/2014 05:00:00 AM PST Three license plate readers that Menlo Park police began using this summer captured images of more than 250,000 plates between July 1 and Oct. 1, according to a police staff report. Out of all those images, however, only one could be tracked to a crime.
Nov 23, 2014

GRB JO8 RT @burritojustice: Menlo Park police license plate scanners can't tell the difference between a B and an 8. mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_2…

Durkin's Week 14 Mountain West bowl picture

blogs.mercurynews.com — Fresno State's win over Nevada means that instead of the bowl picture being settled - a loss would've given us six eligible teams and six ineligible teams - the West Division is jumbled. So many possibilities exist, including Hawaii reaching the Mountain West title game. Digest that for a minute.
Nov 23, 2014

Durkin’s Week 14 Mountain West bowl picture and how Hawaii can still make Mountain West title game bit.ly/1ADjXk9 #MWFB

Six pack of OLBs for 49ers against Washington team starting rookie LT Morgan Moses

blogs.mercurynews.com — Six outside linebackers are suiting up today for the 49ers, and the scheduled starters might not be who you expect: Ahmad Brooks and Dan Skuta. In reserve are Aldon Smith, Aaron Lynch, Corey Lemonier and Chase Thomas. The only announced lineup changes are right tackle Jonathan Martin (for Anthony Davis; concussion) and cornerback Perish Cox (for Tramaine Brock; hamstring).
Nov 23, 2014

#49ers pregame report: 6-pack of OLBs to face rookie LT Moses; TE McDonald out with hip injury blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/11/…

Frank Gore's amazing dependability and consistency--he's the only top RB who hasn't missed a game since the start of 2011

blogs.mercurynews.com — SANTA CLARA-The view as the sun just peeked out into the clear here at Levi's: And now just a few thoughts on the amazing durability and longevity of Frank Gore heading into today's game against Washington... Gore is 31, in his 10th NFL season, and his current total of 2,345 career carries is second among active runners only to Steven Jackson's 2,681.
Nov 23, 2014

Frank Gore’s amazing dependability and consistency–he’s the only top RB who hasn’t missed a game since the sta... bit.ly/1qVAOvl

Nov 23, 2014

Pregame thought: Frank Gore hasn't missed a game since the start of the 2011 season. What other top RB has done that? bit.ly/1qVx7Gb

- Inside Bay Area

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/22/2014 08:52:35 PM PST Updated: 11/22/2014 08:52:38 PM PST BERKELEY -- Lessons were learned about football Saturday at Memorial Stadium during the Cal-Stanford game. Most of the lessons, Cal did not enjoy. Lesson One: When a statistically-impressive offense (Cal) meets a bone-wrecking defense (Stanford), the bone-wreckers win.

Name game: Washington Redskins could learn from Stanford Indians

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/22/2014 05:04:17 PM PST Updated: 11/22/2014 05:04:20 PM PST STANFORD -- Jim Plunkett took great pride in playing for the Stanford Indians. He still treasures a pullover shirt featuring the school's cartoonish old mascot and recalls with admiration the work of "Prince Lightfoot," who performed tribal dances at football games.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @mercbrownie: Team name change prompts backlash from traditionalists - Stanford dealt with it 42 years ago, Jim Plunkett recalls. bit.ly/1zNI9go

Nov 23, 2014

RT @mercbrownie: Team name change prompts backlash from traditionalists - Stanford dealt with it 42 years ago, Jim Plunkett recalls. bit.ly/1zNI9go

Stanford Cardinal

mercurynews.com — The latest news, scores and photos from Stanford Cardinal sports by Mercury News beat writer Jon Wilner
Nov 23, 2014

RT @BANG_Sports: Sunday's sports cover: Stanford retains The Axe in Big Game (coverage: bit.ly/1vBhDsx). @MercPurdy at Cal. pic.twitter.com/8K8nqf8dmZ

NFL-Tillman Military Scholar knows what it means to serve country

mercurynews.com — Posted: 11/22/2014 12:44:32 PM PST Updated: 11/22/2014 12:44:34 PM PST Click photo to enlarge BERKELEY -- Mike Christman was an Ivy League grad. He had a nice government job in the nation's capital. A comfortable, successful career was in his future. But at age 26, Christman left predictable behind and joined the Marines.