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Dublin CHP officer charged with felonies for stealing explicit photos from female arrestees

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 02:28:17 PM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 02:35:48 PM PDT MARTINEZ -- A Dublin-based CHP officer was charged Friday with two felonies for allegedly secretly forwarding himself explicit photos from female arrestees' phones and then sharing the images with colleagues.
Oct 31, 2014

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Prosecutors leaning against charging 49er Ray McDonald

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 07:11:51 PM PDT Updated: 10/30/2014 07:12:32 PM PDT Santa Clara County prosecutors are leaning against charging San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald with domestic violence in connection with his widely publicized arrest on suspicion of roughing up his pregnant fiancee, sources familiar with the case said Thursday.
Oct 31, 2014

If it's a fair, thorough investigation, it's all good. RT @Neb49 Thoughts, mr @timkawakami ? mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

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Report: 49ers Ray McDonald likely to avoid charges in domestic violence case mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

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RT @AdamSchefter: Prosecutors leaning against charging 49ers Ray McDonald with domestic violence: mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

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Oct 31, 2014

#santaclaracounty DA most likely will NOT charge #49ers Ray McDonald for domestic violence, according 2 @sjmerc: bit.ly/1vnZ2tR

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Dublin CHP officer charged with felonies for stealing explicit photos from female arrestees

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 02:28:17 PM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 03:21:13 PM PDT MARTINEZ -- A Dublin-based CHP officer was charged Friday with two felonies for allegedly secretly forwarding himself explicit photos from female arrestees' phones and then sharing the images with colleagues.
Oct 31, 2014

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Sandoval on free agency: "I'm going to do what my heart tells me to do."

blogs.mercurynews.com — The Giants paraded down Market Street on a rainy Friday afternoon, soaking in adulation after a third title in five years. Now comes the hard part: Keeping the group together. "When the last shot of confetti goes off, we're going to be hunkered down," Giants president and CEO Larry Baer said.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @AlexPavlovic: Pablo Sandoval on free agency: “I’m going to do what my heart tells me to do.” Story: bit.ly/1wR3U0g

Oct 31, 2014

Pablo Sandoval on free agency: “I’m going to do what my heart tells me to do.” Story: bit.ly/1wR3U0g

Biz Break: Wall Street roars to record highs as LinkedIn, GoPro soar

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 02:15:44 PM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 02:38:57 PM PDT Today: The Dow Jones and S&P indexes hit all-time highs and the Nasdaq reaches its highest point since 2000 as LinkedIn and GoPro experience big post-earnings bounces.
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LinkedIn and GoPro helped fuel a record-breaking Wall Street surge today. bit.ly/1DDZcBW $LNKD $GPRO

How we watched S.F. Giants parade: Social media reaction

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 09:58:15 AM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 09:59:40 AM PDT Rainy weather couldn't keep well-wishers from slipping raincoats over Halloween costumes and lining San Francisco streets Friday to cheer their favorite baseball team one more time.
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San Francisco Giants Parade: Thousands of fans ready for bash, rain or shine

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 07:47:56 AM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 09:50:07 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Since before dawn, thousands upon thousands of fans wearing Giants gear have been pouring into Civic Center and along Market Street for Friday's World Series parade.

Warriors Do Smart Thing, Lock Klay Thompson Up

blogs.mercurynews.com — The Warriors and Klay Thompson have agreed to a 4 year, $70 million contract extension, sources said. With the deadline for an extension nearing, the Warriors opt to lock-up their star shooting guard now and prevent him from becoming a restricted free agent at season's end.
Oct 31, 2014

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PARADE NOTES: Vogelsong confident about 2015, will be patient with Giants; Panik ready for more work; Ishi hopes to be back

blogs.mercurynews.com — Beat writers spend every day of the season looking for stats or facts that can enhance their stories. I don't think much gets past this particular group, but Ryan Vogelsong surprised us today when he mentioned a stat he's very proud of. "This is the first time in my career I've started 32 games," he said.
Oct 31, 2014

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photos.mercurynews.com — By Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans turn out in the rain to celebrate the Giants' World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals with a parade with players and coaches down Market Street and speeches at City Hall on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

J.K. Rowling releases new Harry Potter story

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 10:50:21 AM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 10:50:21 AM PDT J.K. Rowling has released a new story from the world of Harry Potter on Halloween, just as she promised to do last week. Posted on Pottermore.com, the tale concerns the background of the villainous Dolores Umbridge, the cruel Ministry of Magic official.

'The Colbert Report' has a finale date

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 10:07:18 AM PDT Prepare to bid farewell to "The Colbert Report." Stephen Colbert has announced that his hilarious political satire will end its nine-year run on Comedy Central Thursday, Dec. 18. That will give him plenty of time to prepare for his new gig as David Letterman's replacement on "The Late Show" on CBS.

Torlakson, Tuck react to latest superintendent of public instruction poll results; still big block of undecided voters

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 09:13:39 AM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 06:33:56 PM PDT This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools. Read more and post comments at IBABuzz.com/onassignment. Follow her at Twitter.com/tunedtotheresa or Facebook.com/TheresaHarringtonBANG. Oct.
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Sharks look to get young Hertl going

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 05:58:59 PM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 05:59:00 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- Sharks forward Tomas Hertl will be playing in his 50th NHL regular season game Saturday when the Sharks host the the New York Islanders to open a two-game homestand.

Charlie Sheen returning to 'Two And a Half Men?'

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 09:55:34 AM PDT Charlie Sheen told "Extra" he wants to return to "Two and a Half Men." They must have a bar on set. Sheen sounded a bit remorseful about his exit from the show. "Never leave a hit show unless you're fired, right? Was that out loud?"

“We’re all a little weird here." Giants let loose during another downtown parade

blogs.mercurynews.com — A little rain did nothing to slow another Market Street party for the reigning champs. The third parade in five years left the Giants wet, hoarse and positively giddy as they took the stage at City Hall, thousands cheering their every word. Ryan Vogelsong gave an impromptu speech and then doubled back to the microphone, screaming, "Vogey out!"

San Jose: Middle school student beaten on campus by two other students

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/31/2014 08:59:15 AM PDT Updated: 10/31/2014 08:59:18 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- A Herman Middle School student was assaulted by two other students while on campus, according to police. One alleged attacker was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County juvenile hall on a felony assault charge, and the second alleged attacker was cited for assault and battery and released to a parent.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Quinn: Tim Cook and the bottom line advantage of being different

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/30/2014 04:59:52 PM PDT Updated: 10/30/2014 04:59:52 PM PDT At a time when Silicon Valley is under increased scrutiny for its mostly white, mostly male workforce, Tim Cook's revelation that he is gay adds a new dimension. Should having a gay CEO matter to a corporation?

San Jose: Brentwood man in motorcycle sideshow case faces more charges

mercurynews.com — A Brentwood man arrested earlier this week in connection with a YouTube video that showed a motorcyclist shooing away a California Highway Patrol officer as a group of over 50 riders sped and did tricks along Interstate 680 faces additional charges after police found marijuana and a loaded rifle in his home Thursday.