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One Direction targets Levi's Stadium in 2015

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 08:18:24 AM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 08:52:34 AM PDT Fans can get pretty loud for San Francisco 49ers home games, yet it's nothing compared to what will likely greet Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry when they appear at Levi's Stadium. That's right -- One Direction is finally returning to the Bay Area.

Dublin CHP officer suspected of secretly forwarding DUI suspect's nude photos

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/22/2014 06:30:00 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 09:33:23 AM PDT MARTINEZ -- A Dublin-based California Highway Patrol officer is suspected of secretly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.
Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

RT @mercnews: CHP officer suspected of forwarding himself nude photos of a DUI suspect, from her cellphone bit.ly/1uHSi9R pic.twitter.com/G9lIfavFzS

Partial solar eclipse visible in Bay Area Thursday afternoon

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 09:30:14 AM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 09:30:33 AM PDT On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes.
Oct 23, 2014

Partial solar eclipse visible in Bay Area Thursday afternoon dlvr.it/7J1dC9

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs -- it's official

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 11:09:00 AM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 11:22:37 AM PDT Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming biopic, according to E! News. Well, he's no Ashton Kutcher, but if they want to give this kid a shot ... .

Pac-12 basketball: Preseason media poll

blogs.mercurynews.com — Surprising news in the Pac-12 basketball media poll: Arizona was not the unanimous pick to win the conference. The Wildcats, considered a national title contender, collected 31 first-place votes ... out of 32. One media member voted for UCLA, which lost all its top playmakers.
Oct 23, 2014

Pac-12 basketball: Preseason media poll: Surprising news in the Pac-12 basketball media poll: Arizona was not ... bit.ly/1uLfu7c

Is your car affected by the air bag recall? Check here

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/22/2014 01:22:05 PM PDT Updated: 10/22/2014 01:28:55 PM PDT The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. Ten automakers and almost 8 million vehicles are covered. The agency is urging owners to get air bags repaired due to the potential danger to drivers and passengers.
Oct 23, 2014

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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 10:08:56 AM PDT "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star "Mama June" Shannon is dating a registered sex offender who was imprisoned for molesting one of her own relatives. And just when you thought reality television's glorification of stupidity couldn't get any uglier ...

Arizona picked to win Pac-12

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 09:57:46 AM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 09:57:47 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Arizona was a near-unanimous pick to win the Pac-12 men's basketball championship, according to a poll of media members who cover the conference.

Liberia: Quarantined Ebola patients threaten to break out for lack of food

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 09:21:47 AM PDT Click photo to enlarge MONROVIA, Liberia -- Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.
Oct 23, 2014

Liberia: Quarantined Ebola patients threaten to break out for lack of food dlvr.it/7J1d7b

Chris Stampolis, Santa Clara schools trustee, may face more penalties for harassment

mercurynews.com — After being ordered last week to stay away for a year from his son's middle school and its principal, Santa Clara Unified schools trustee Chris Stampolis now may face another restraining order, a limit on his board participation, repudiation by his board colleagues and an armed guard to protect the principal from him.
Oct 23, 2014

Supt is denied TRO against school trustee who said "I want to inflict as much pain as possible on you and your wife" ow.ly/DeNDv

Oct 23, 2014

Santa Clara principal asks for armed guard at board meetings to protect her from school trustee #CAschools #edchat ow.ly/DeNVP

FBI meets with USA Swimming on sexual exploitation concerns

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/22/2014 09:01:00 PM PDT FBI representatives met with USA Swimming officials this summer to discuss potential violations associated with child exploitation matters, according to a bureau letter sent to a prominent Bay Area lawmaker. The discussions occurred after Rep.

Santa Clara schools trustee may face censure, another restraining order and board limits

mercurynews.com — After being ordered last week to stay away for a year from his son's middle school and its principal, Santa Clara Unified schools trustee Chris Stampolis now may face another restraining order, a limit on his board participation, repudiation by his board colleagues and an armed guard to protect the principal from him.
Oct 23, 2014

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Petaluma duck farm accused of attrocities

blogs.mercurynews.com — Following an investigation by the non-profit group Mercy for Animals, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office raided a Petaluma duck farm, looking for evidence of massive animal abuses. The video, which is extremely disturbing, showed animals left to suffer from severe injuries and ill ducks being left without food, water or veterinary care.

Ottawa gunman's mother says she cries for his victims

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 08:30:29 AM PDT OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.
Oct 23, 2014

Ottawa gunman's mother says she cries for his victims dlvr.it/7J0Gfd

Oakland company to dredge, relocate to Antioch marina

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/22/2014 11:04:32 PM PDT ANTIOCH -- An Oakland marine construction company will be dismantling an Antioch yacht harbor in preparation for its move here. Vortex Marine Construction is poised to start the demolition of San Joaquin Yacht Harbor, a 1940s-era marina on Wilbur Avenue that the company bought in December 2013 with the plan of converting it into a staging area for its barges.
Oct 23, 2014

Rundown #Antioch marina will be overhauled, last few tenants ushered out, to make way for construction barges. bit.ly/1xdwnKm

Review: 'Beyond Earth' takes 'Civilization' franchise to brave new world

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 08:00:00 AM PDT In the "Civilization" games, the most intriguing victory scenario is the one where players build a spaceship and launch it toward Alpha Centauri. It's a hopeful finale, one where humanity flees the turmoil on Earth and sets off to seek its destiny in the stars.
Oct 23, 2014

So here's my Civilization: Beyond Earth review. It's a great start but there's room for improvement. mercurynews.com/entertainment/…

Why not say it--I think the Raiders will beat Cleveland outright this week for win #1

blogs.mercurynews.com — World Series travel day. Everybody's extremely busy. The 49ers are on a bye, which means we get two wild-card picks other than the Raiders game. Right to the picks... 1. RYAN (last week 1-2, overall 11-10)/ -Picks TBA. T2. BACH (last week 2-1, overall 9-12)/ T2 KAWAKAMI (last week 3-0, overall 9-12)/ * RAIDERS +7, over Cleveland.
Oct 23, 2014

NFL Picks, Week 8: Why not say it–I think the Raiders will beat Cleveland outright this week for win #1: World... bit.ly/1vT7QMz