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Half Moon Bay: Suspected pipe bomb was box of paintbrushes

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 01:47:29 PM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 01:54:54 PM PDT HALF MOON BAY -- The San Mateo County bomb squad destroyed a suspected pipe bomb Thursday in Half Moon Bay and later discovered the supposed threat was just a set of paintbrushes, authorities said.

San Jose police: Infant dies after dad forgets he was in car and went to work

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 10:20:53 AM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- An infant boy died Wednesday after being left in a hot car by his father, who reportedly forgot he was there when he went to work, according to San Jose police. Officers were summoned about 7:15 p.m.
I absolutely HATE these stories: #SanJose father forgets infant son in car seat during work, discovers him dead mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/…

Leland Yee case: Feds again vow to add racketeering charges against most defendants

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 12:46:45 PM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 12:46:47 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday again vowed to add racketeering charges to the political corruption and organized crime case that includes suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, assuring a judge that "a majority of the defendants" will face that sweeping criminal charge.
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RT @mercnews: Leland Yee case: Feds again vow to add racketeering charges against most defendants bit.ly/1jOhZTu

Mi Pueblo grocery chain says it might have to liquidate

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 10:32:21 AM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 10:47:29 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- Mi Pueblo, the popular and colorful chain of family-grown Hispanic grocery stores, has limited options to re-emerge from bankruptcy protection and faces the possibility of having to liquidate its 21 stores and abandon its 3,260 employees, the company says.
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Mi Pueblo grocery chain says it might have to liquidate - San Jose Mercury News mercurynews.com/business/ci_25… via @MercNews

Two years after being drafted out of Oregon, RB James could be on move

blogs.mercurynews.com — Could running back LaMichael James be the next high draft pick traded away by the 49ers? James, limited to 39 carries in two seasons, is reportedly being shopped to potential trade partners, the Sacramento Bee reported. General manager Trent Baalke has dealt other young, high-round prospects in recent years: wide receiver A.J.
RT @CamInman: #49ers reportedly shopping LaMichael James. No word if they're doing so with Taylor Mays-esque mass email http://t.co/98d0y9v…
#49ers reportedly shopping LaMichael James. No word if they're doing so with Taylor Mays-esque mass email blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/04/…

Rick Barry on Steph Curry’s ascension: “He’s already doing things hardly anybody has done before; now it’s a matter of sustaining it”

blogs.mercurynews.com — I'm working on a larger-picture piece on Stephen Curry's rise into the higher levels of NBA performance... and near the top of the Warriors all-time player hierarchy, so I'm talking to some people. Figured one person who might have some pertinent thoughts on all this was the No.
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Sharks will start Antti Niemi in goal

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 11:46:29 AM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 11:46:31 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- As expected, Antti Niemi will start in goal for the Sharks when they host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday.

Stanley Cup playoffs live chat: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 1, Thursday at 7 p.m.

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/15/2014 12:29:07 PM PDT Updated: 04/16/2014 02:10:00 PM PDT Join Curtis Pashelka for a live chat as the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings face off in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoffs.
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Sharks' Raffi Torres will play

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 11:28:13 AM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- Forward Raffi Torres will be back in the Sharks' lineup Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals.

Gopher snake is welcome in San Jose yard

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 12:00:00 PM PDT DEAR JOAN: My husband and I having been meaning to tell you about our newest backyard visitor. I Googled his markings and discovered he is probably a Western gopher snake. I found him when I lifted our fountain up to drain the rainwater out; he had made a tight little den under it.

Trio of great horned owls to be returned to the nest

blogs.mercurynews.com — With a little bit of luck, three great horned owl nestlings will be reunited with their parents tonight, April 17, giving them the best chance to become great, great horned owls. The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, with help from San Mateo County park rangers and a local arborists, are attempting to re-nest the trio of owlets, which have been in the Humane Society's care for several days.

'Glee' castmates Naya Rivera and Lea Michele involved in confrontation

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 11:59:06 AM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 11:59:29 AM PDT Naya Rivera and Lea Michele engaged in some sort of confrontation on the set of "Glee," after which one of them stomped off the set. That's some precise reporting, right there, folks. Only from a real professional ...
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Tonight's TV picks: 'Vampire Diaries' Elena and Stefan together?

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 05:00:00 AM PDT WATCH THIS: "Community" (8 p.m., NBC): In the Season 5 finale of this still-engaging comedy, the study group uncovers the history of Greendale's first dean, Russell Borchert (guest star Chris Elliott), a brilliant, wealthy recluse who was involved in a scandal and disappeared in the 1970s.
Tonight's TV picks: 'Vampire Diaries' Elena and Stefan together? fb.me/1e7yw1dTW

Earthquakes coach Mark Watson considering formation change for Colorado game

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 11:58:03 AM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 12:22:11 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- Mark Watson is showing flexibility in his fledgling coaching career with the Earthquakes. He is weighing a formation change Saturday when winless San Jose (0-2-2) plays the second-place Colorado Rapids in Commerce, Colo.
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San Jose: Search for human remains continue at downtown fire site

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/17/2014 10:18:01 AM PDT Updated: 04/17/2014 10:18:03 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- Search dogs are combing the rubble of the former KNTV building destroyed by a massive fire in an attempt to confirm the presence of human remains.
RT @mercnews: San Jose: No human remains found, but animal, perhaps small dog, found amid rubble of 5-alarm fire site http://t.co/co4cMlE28…
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