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GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari attacks affirmative action

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 06:52:03 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 07:27:33 PM PDT BERKELEY -- The recent legislative effort to restore affirmative action in public university admissions "should've been called the 'There are too many Asians at Berkeley' bill," Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari told several hundred Cal students Wednesday.
#SCA5 "should've been called the 'There are too many Asians at Berkeley' bill," @NeelKashkari says bit.ly/1faHmQO #affirmativeaction

Beyonce tops Time magazine's list of influential people

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/24/2014 08:24:04 AM PDT Updated: 04/24/2014 08:27:33 AM PDT Beyonce is on the cover of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People issue. I guess we have to start calling Jay-Z Mr. Knowles. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.org, wrote a tribute to the singer, praising her for "(raising) her voice both on and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead."

Purdy: Sharks proving columnist wrong

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 07:27:05 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 07:27:07 PM PDT LOS ANGELES -- All right, so we got it wrong about the Sharks. And by "we," of course, I am talking about "me." The prediction here for the first Stanley Cup playoff round was that the Los Angeles Kings would defeat the Sharks in six games.

Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

mercurynews.com — Bored with chardonnay and IPA? Explore mead, the ancient honey beverage and fastest growing segment of the American alcohol industry, with sales up 130 percent from 2012 to 2013. In the Bay Area, fine artisanal mead is being crafted in a variety of styles, from the hop-fermented mead at The Mead Kitchen in Berkeley to sparkling mead at Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes.
The new mead revolution - what Hagrid, hobbits and Tyrion have wrought.... fb.me/3oZWKmfpm

Sharks seek sweep of Kings, plus some rest

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 01:59:05 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 01:59:08 PM PDT LOS ANGELES -- The Sharks have an opportunity to sweep a first-round opponent for the second consecutive year and advancing to the Western Conference semifinals is only part of the incentive to beat the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Student suffers burn injuries in apartment fire near San Jose State

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/24/2014 06:16:10 AM PDT Updated: 04/24/2014 06:18:16 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- A college student was burned while escaping from an apartment fire overnight near San Jose State University, according to a fire captain. At 11:30 p.m.

The Warriors’ reluctant star: Andre Iguodala has been content as a background player this season, but that has to end now

blogs.mercurynews.com — Straight from today's Merc website (MY VERSION)/ OAKLAND-Andre Iguodala is wry, he's dry, and he just isn't the kind of guy to drum his chest and announce that he's taking over now. That's good for the Warriors and for Iguodala in many ways, of course-his subtle personal style has blended right in with the team's convivial atmosphere this season.
RT @timkawakami The Warriors’ reluctant star: Andre Iguodala has been content as a background player this season... bit.ly/QzlKCu
RT @timkawakami Passive? Selfless? Andre Iguodala has taken only 12 shots this series and that's far, far too few. bit.ly/1npSEmw
The Warriors’ reluctant star: Andre Iguodala has been content as a background player this season, but that has... bit.ly/QzlKCu
Passive? Selfless? Andre Iguodala has taken only 12 shots this series and that's far, far too few. bit.ly/1npSEmw

Daly City police respond to possible shooting at medical building

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 04:18:30 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 04:18:30 PM PDT DALY CITY -- Police have responded to the scene of a possible shooting at a medical building at 1500 Southgate Avenue. Officers have blocked off the street and surrounded the complex amid reports that a person was shot inside.
RT @erickurhi: .@DalyCityPD search for shooter at med facility after report of gunshot. No vics found. Reprter @Erin_Ivie at scene: bit.ly/1gS71bY
RT @kinneytimes: Daly City police spokesman: No confirmation yet that a gun was fired inside medical office building. mercurynews.com/breaking-news/… #southgate
Daly City police spokesman: No confirmation yet that a gun was fired inside medical office building. mercurynews.com/breaking-news/… #southgate
Daly City police chief: Neither suspect nor any victims found in building at 1500 Southgate. mercurynews.com/breaking-news/… #dalycity #shooting
Daly City police respond to possible shooting at medical building bit.ly/1gS71bY Check @kinneytimes and @Erin_Ivie for updates.

Mountain View lets the dogs out

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 10:51:34 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 10:51:35 PM PDT Mountain View residents will be able to legally walk their dogs off-leash in several parks under a one-year pilot program approved Tuesday. The City Council voted 5-2 to allow the practice in Bubb, Cooper, Eagle and McKelvey parks from 6 a.m.

Scientists locate 1888 shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

mercurynews.com — By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press Posted: 04/23/2014 10:29:30 AM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 10:33:26 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A dense fog enveloped the iron and wood steamship City of Chester and its 106 passengers as they began the slow journey north from San Francisco Bay to Eureka.
NOAA team finds 1888 shipwreck found near Golden Gate Bridge in California. @JHDearen is.gd/yXGoB2
I love studying shipwrecks, so was stoked to report this newly discovered wreckage from 1888 near the Golden Gate: bit.ly/1frch66

DA: Dublin man tried to blame Colma DUI on imaginary black man

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 01:16:14 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 01:16:16 PM PDT Click photo to enlarge REDWOOD CITY -- A Dublin man is accused of trying to blame a suspected DUI crash in Colma on a "tall, black man" he invented as a scapegoat and forging a witness's signature on a statement supporting the claim.

Oakland Raiders 2014 schedule

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 05:10:17 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 05:10:19 PM PDT Preseason Fri., Aug. 8 at Minnesota Vikings 5:00 p.m. KTVU/KICU Fri., Aug. 15 Detroit Lions 7:00 p.m. KTVU/KICU Fri., Aug. 22 at Green Bay Packers 5:00 p.m. CBS Thurs., Aug. 28 Seattle Seahawks 7:00 p.m. KTVU/KICU Regular Season Sun., Sept.

2014 schedule: Seahawks coming to town for Thanksgiving dinner; Bears are home-opener foe

blogs.mercurynews.com — The 49ers will have the rival Seattle Seahawks over for Thanksgiving dinner, highlighting Levi's Stadium's debut schedule. Plenty of pageantry is also sure to come Sept. 14 with the 49ers' official home opener against the Chicago Bears. Those are the only two prime-time home games on the 49ers' regular-season schedule, which was unveiled Wednesday.
RT @CamInman: #49ers schedule highlights: Levi's Stadium opens vs Bears & hosts Thanksgiving w/ Seahawks; Season opener at #Cowboys http://…
#49ers schedule highlights: Levi's Stadium opens vs Bears & hosts Thanksgiving w/ Seahawks; Season opener at #Cowboys blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/04/…

Paula Creamer returns home for LPGA event

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 04:20:33 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 04:20:34 PM PDT Popular Paula Creamer, aka the "Pink Panther," who lived in Pleasanton until she was 14, has been getting bombarded with ticket requests in advance of the LPGA's return to the Bay Area.
RT @schwab_matt: Think Pink: Pleasanton native @ThePCreamer will be a popular player in Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced GC mercurynews.com/sports/ci_2562…
Think Pink: Pleasanton native @ThePCreamer will be a popular player in Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced GC mercurynews.com/sports/ci_2562…

San Jose fire 911 response times getting worse, fixes sought

mercurynews.com — Posted: 04/23/2014 04:04:21 PM PDT Updated: 04/23/2014 04:04:22 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- Already heavily fined for consistently showing up late to 911 medical calls, the San Jose Fire Department said Wednesday that its response times for other types of emergencies are also too slow -- and that the problem is getting worse.
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