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photos.mercurynews.com — By After 29 years, the World Series returns to Kansas City as the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants begin play in Game One of the Fall Classic at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. This is the third time in the last five seasons the Giants have played in the World Series.

Grading America’s Future Immigrants

blogs.mercurynews.com — Read the full article by Matt O'Brien here
Oct 21, 2014

RT @DMJreports: Another @SPJ_NorCal winner: @daisugano, for amazing portraits w/ @mattoyeah's "Grading America's Future Immigrants" bit.ly/10jUXiH

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DMJreports: Another @SPJ_NorCal winner: @daisugano, for amazing portraits w/ @mattoyeah's "Grading America's Future Immigrants" bit.ly/10jUXiH

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DMJreports: Another @SPJ_NorCal winner: @daisugano, for amazing portraits w/ @mattoyeah's "Grading America's Future Immigrants" bit.ly/10jUXiH

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DMJreports: Another @SPJ_NorCal winner: @daisugano, for amazing portraits w/ @mattoyeah's "Grading America's Future Immigrants" bit.ly/10jUXiH

Oct 21, 2014

Another @SPJ_NorCal winner: @daisugano, for amazing portraits w/ @mattoyeah's "Grading America's Future Immigrants" bit.ly/10jUXiH

POSTGAME NOTES: Pence helps Giants jump ahead early; Bumgarner adds a new trick; Looking for Lincecum

blogs.mercurynews.com — They waited a long time for this game here, so they put blue dye in the fountains around town and stocked up on BBQ and filled the Big K. And they roared when Buster Posey was cut down at the plate, confident that James Shields would find his way through the early issues.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @AlexPavlovic: POSTGAME NOTES: Pence shuts it down early; Morse enjoys first taste of Series; Strickland gets back on track: bit.ly/1yXfFTP

Oct 22, 2014

POSTGAME NOTES: Pence shuts it down early; Morse enjoys first taste of Series; Strickland gets back on track: bit.ly/1yXfFTP

“There is no bigger stage. But he’s just Madison Bumgarner.” And he's the last ace standing.

blogs.mercurynews.com — The downfall of the ace this postseason was swift and nearly universal. The last image of Clayton Kershaw was a left-hander crouching on the Busch Stadium mound, hands on his knees as he watched his season wash away.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @AlexPavlovic: “There is no bigger stage. But he’s just Madison Bumgarner.” And he’s the last ace standing: bit.ly/1taB8Gr pic.twitter.com/5jSlQI6OlV

Oct 22, 2014

“There is no bigger stage. But he’s just Madison Bumgarner.” And he’s the last ace standing: bit.ly/1taB8Gr pic.twitter.com/5jSlQI6OlV

The World Series is when and where they're at their very best

blogs.mercurynews.com — Straight from tonight's Merc website (MY VERSION)/ KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Giants can make a best-of-seven World Series seem like a blink. A moment. A sudden, stunned hush. Hello, goodbye and when's that parade starting?
Oct 22, 2014

RT @timkawakami: Giants' smashing Game 1 statement: World Series is when, where they're at their very best bit.ly/1rcVBEU/s/S1GC

Oct 22, 2014

The Giants’ crashing, smashing Game 1 statement: The World Series is when and where they’re at their very best... bit.ly/1rcVBEU

Oct 22, 2014

Once again, a World Series starts and the Giants assert their dominance... bit.ly/10lsnO4

Menlo Park fire district to buy 2 defibrillators and 'Jaws of Life' tool

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/20/2014 06:57:43 PM PDT Updated: 10/21/2014 12:25:10 AM PDT The Menlo Park Fire Protection District plans to spend $50,000 to buy a couple of new heart defibrillators and a "Jaws of Life" device for extricating accident victims trapped inside their vehicles.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @RosenbergMerc: Facebook drops $50k on "Jaws of Life" and a couple of defibrillators for the local fire department mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_2… by @RMahbubani

Oct 21, 2014

Nice! MT @RosenbergMerc:@ Facebook drops $50k on "Jaws of Life" & defibrillators for local fire dept mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_2… by @RMahbubani

Oct 21, 2014

Facebook drops $50k on "Jaws of Life" and a couple of defibrillators for the local fire department mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_2… by @RMahbubani

LiPo Ching | Viewfinder

blogs.mercurynews.com — Prior to joining the Mercury News photography staff in 2006, LiPo Ching worked extensively in film and television. His work with the paper has earned him a 2010 News and Documentary Emmy nomination in the New Approaches to Documentary category for the video, "Disabled in Vietnam."
Oct 21, 2014

RT @DMJreports: .@leeps123 wins praise from @SPJ_NorCal for "demonstrating a broad range of high-quality photojournalism" So true! bit.ly/10jVcdL.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DMJreports: .@leeps123 wins praise from @SPJ_NorCal for "demonstrating a broad range of high-quality photojournalism" So true! bit.ly/10jVcdL.

Oct 21, 2014

.@leeps123 wins praise from @SPJ_NorCal for "demonstrating a broad range of high-quality photojournalism" So true! bit.ly/10jVcdL.

World Series: SF, KC libraries engage in Dewey Decimal Duel

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/21/2014 01:51:50 PM PDT KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As it turns out, librarians can bring better trash talk than "Shush!" On the eve of World Series Game 1 between the Giants and Royals, the San Francisco Public Library and its Kansas City counterpart engaged in a war of words on Twitter.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @mercnews: World Series: SF, KC libraries engage in Dewey Decimal Duel bit.ly/1nyhjHg @mercbrownie

Oct 21, 2014

Bookworm brawl: SF, KC libraries engage in very proper Twitter tit-for-tat. bit.ly/1CRZg0o #WorldSeries #SFGiants

Video: Did a UFO photobomb a NASA space video?

mercurynews.com — Mercury News digital staff Posted: 10/21/2014 03:43:31 PM PDT Updated: 10/21/2014 03:44:45 PM PDT A mysterious object that appeared on a recent NASA space video has some crying UFO. NASA posted the video on YouTube of a Oct.

Authorities raid Black Muslim Temple in Oakland

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/21/2014 08:54:39 AM PDT OAKLAND -- Authorities this morning raided a Black Muslim Temple on 27th Street whose leaders had obtained government contracts for security work with bogus credentials. At least one person was seen being taken in to custody.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @thomas_peele: Police raid Black Muslom Temple in Oakland, make at least one arrest. Apparently related to contract fraud, ect bit.ly/1vIbCrX

Oct 21, 2014

RT @thomas_peele: Police raid Black Muslom Temple in Oakland, make at least one arrest. Apparently related to contract fraud, ect bit.ly/1vIbCrX

Oct 21, 2014

Police raid Black Muslom Temple in Oakland, make at least one arrest. Apparently related to contract fraud, ect bit.ly/1vIbCrX

'Breaking Bad' action figures dumped by Toys R Us

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/21/2014 12:04:14 PM PDT Updated: 10/21/2014 12:10:22 PM PDT Toys "R" Us has withdrawn some "Breaking Bad" action figures that came with bags of cash and blue crystal meth. What ... you don't want your kids to have realistic toys?

A Giants World Series Dictionary: From A (Ain't havin' it) to Z (#RallyZito)

blogs.mercurynews.com — Early in the postseason, I wrote a story that mentioned that the Giants are doing all of this without a longtime rotation horse and the energetic leadoff hitter. A reader emailed me to complain, and I was shocked at the specific complaint. He didn't know who the missing starter was and didn't know about the injured center fielder.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @AlexPavlovic: Before Game 1, a Giants World Series Dictionary. What you need to know, from A (ain't havin' it) to Z (#RallyZito): bit.ly/125UUrw

Oct 21, 2014

RT @AlexPavlovic: Before Game 1, a Giants World Series Dictionary. What you need to know, from A (ain't havin' it) to Z (#RallyZito): bit.ly/125UUrw

Oct 21, 2014

Before Game 1, a Giants World Series Dictionary. What you need to know, from A (ain't havin' it) to Z (#RallyZito): bit.ly/125UUrw

Bay Area News Group staffers win top journalism honors

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/21/2014 03:47:54 PM PDT Updated: 10/21/2014 03:55:41 PM PDT San Jose Mercury News environmental reporter Paul Rogers has been named a co-winner of the Journalist of the Year award, the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced Tuesday.

World Series Game 1 pregame live chat here Tuesday at 11 a.m.

blogs.mercurynews.com — Join Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic for a World Series pregame live chat Tuesday at 11 a.m., hours before the 5:07 p.m. first pitch of Game 1. Click here if viewing on a mobile device
Oct 21, 2014

True story: I hosted live 49ers chat last yr at OK Joe's RT @AlexPavlovic: I skipped OK Joe's to host this live chat: bit.ly/1tITUpp

Oct 21, 2014

I skipped OK Joe's to host this live chat, so come ask questions (about anything but BBQ): bit.ly/1tITUpp

Warriors' Festus Ezeli makes immediate ipact in return

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/21/2014 10:36:34 PM PDT Updated: 10/21/2014 10:42:40 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Festus Ezeli celebrated his 25th birthday Tuesday with a welcome back party to remember. The Warriors center didn't merely appear in his first competitive basketball game in 17 months after a lengthy recovery from knee surgery and bout with shin inflammation.

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval again a Game 1 standout

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/21/2014 10:32:51 PM PDT Updated: 10/21/2014 10:34:50 PM PDT KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It wasn't as awe-inspiring as his Game 1 performance in the 2012 World Series when he slammed three home runs, but Pablo Sandoval is off to another strong start in the Fall Classic.

San Francisco's Saison and Benu earn three Michelin stars

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/21/2014 03:00:00 PM PDT The Bay Area culinary world just got a little more star-studded with the release of the newest Michelin guide, which awarded stars to 40 restaurants and raised two -- Corey Lee's Benu and Josh Skenes' Saison, both in San Francisco -- into the highest culinary stratosphere.
Oct 21, 2014

Michelin stars list is out and Benu and Saison just earned three stars each, joining French Laundry and the... fb.me/7cpgYLLDM