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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces daily schedules — Posted: 09/19/2014 05:52:55 PM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 05:52:56 PM PDT Lucinda Williams, Tweedy, Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Deltron 3030 and Social Distortion are among the acts scheduled to perform at the 2014 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, set for Oct. 3-5 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Q&A: Peter Daboll, CEO of Ace Metrix, on better online ads — Posted: 09/19/2014 04:24:42 PM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 04:48:07 PM PDT MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Peter Daboll believes video is the future of online advertising. He just wants to make those ads better.
Sep 19, 2014

Q&A: Peter Daboll, CEO of Ace Metrix, on better online ads

Sep 19, 2014

Q&A with Ace Metrix CEO Peter Daboll, on the future of online video ads ...… // - my penultimate article for @MercNews

Alibaba shares pop 36%, becomes world's largest IPO — Posted: 09/19/2014 07:45:30 AM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 11:07:59 AM PDT Chinese Internet juggernaut Alibaba made history on Friday when the globe-trotting company went public in the largest IPO ever, solidifying China's place as a world leader in e-commerce and introducing fierce competition to Silicon Valley tech giants.
Sep 19, 2014

Alibaba shares pop 36 percent in largest IPO ever

Sep 19, 2014

RT @heathersomervil: We're following world's largest #IPO $BABA, worth $228.5 billion - more than @Facebook @eBay or @Twitter @mercnews

Sep 19, 2014

We're following world's largest #IPO $BABA, worth $228.5 billion - more than @Facebook @eBay or @Twitter @mercnews

iPhone 6 brings Apple fans to stores — Posted: 09/19/2014 07:55:48 AM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 08:21:06 AM PDT Christmas came in September this year for Apple devotees, as scores of people across the Bay Area turned out early at the company's stores on Friday to get their hands on new, supersized iPhones.

San Jose: Iconic former police chief Joe McNamara dies — Posted: 09/19/2014 01:22:40 PM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 01:26:30 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- Joseph D. McNamara, the iconic chief who helped usher San Jose and its police force into an era of national prominence in public safety, has died, sources confirmed Friday. McNamara, 79, died in his sleep at his Monterey-area home, sources told this newspaper.

Willie McCovey hospitalized, but Giants say he is recovering — Posted: 09/19/2014 06:27:12 PM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 06:35:47 PM PDT SAN DIEGO -- Hall of Famer Willie McCovey was hospitalized last week because of complications stemming from an infection and is being treated at a Bay Area hospital. The Giants announced the news Friday, saying McCovey is "progressing every day."
Sep 19, 2014

Willie McCovey hospitalized, but Giants say he is recovering

Palo Alto looks to address concerns about metal plating shops — Posted: 09/18/2014 01:50:24 AM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 12:28:02 AM PDT To address community concerns about the hazards posed by metal plating shops, the Palo Alto City Council may consider drafting a new law to regulate such facilities when it meets next month.
Sep 19, 2014

ICYMI: Palo Alto looks to address concerns about metal plating shops.

Palo Alto files claim against library contractor — Posted: 09/17/2014 11:44:53 PM PDT Updated: 09/18/2014 12:49:16 AM PDT Palo Alto has kicked off the legal process to collect millions of dollars from the general contractor that was hired to rebuild the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center but did not finish the job.

Palo Alto: Cell tower plan hits roadblock — Posted: 09/18/2014 10:43:13 PM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 12:30:50 AM PDT Opponents of a proposal to place a cell tower at a 62-year-old baseball field in Palo Alto scored a minor victory Thursday when the Architectural Review Board agreed to put off a decision in favor of first determining whether the site is historic.

Palo Alto: New plan for controversial Maybell Ave. site — Posted: 09/19/2014 12:05:49 AM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 12:28:23 AM PDT Click photo to enlarge Almost one year after Palo Alto voters shot down an affordable housing project on a roughly 2.5-acre tract of land on Maybell Avenue, a developer has stepped forward with a proposal to build 30 new single-family homes on the site.

Former 49ers staffer Dave Rahn passes away after cancer battle that inspired ‘Team Dave’ — Dave Rahn, who worked for the 49ers from 1986-2002, passed away Thursday morning in his hometown of San Diego. He was 50. Rahn waged a courageous battle with cancer that drew support - "Team Dave" - from several 49ers legends, including Eddie DeBartolo, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, Brent Jones, Steve Mariucci, Harris Barton, Gary Plummer and Keena Turner.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @MercPurdy: Sad news. A good man. RT @CamInman: RIP Dave Rahn, a wonderful man who worked with #49ers from 1986-2002. #TeamDave

Sep 18, 2014

Sad news. A good man. RT @CamInman: RIP Dave Rahn, a wonderful man who worked with #49ers from 1986-2002. #TeamDave

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Review: 'Bad Jews' brings bruising laughs to Magic Theatre — Posted: 09/19/2014 12:52:46 PM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 12:52:47 PM PDT The end of days may well come early in "Bad Jews." Joshua Harmon's bruising comedy of religious manners spins around the good book and how three millennials born of the fractious Feygenbaum family interpret it quite differently.
Sep 19, 2014

Joshua Harmon's bruising comedy "Bad Jews" open the season @MagicTheatre on a very good note #review Magic Theatre

Monterey Jazz Festival: Friday's best bets — Posted: 09/18/2014 06:00:00 AM PDT Updated: 09/18/2014 06:41:00 PM PDT The Monterey Jazz Festival is a navigational puzzle. Eight stages. Dozens of acts. Large crowds. So how do you decide which performers to see? And how do you get from one stage to the other in a timely fashion?

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Thompson: Roger Goodell and the power of words — Posted: 09/19/2014 03:00:50 PM PDT Updated: 09/19/2014 03:23:20 PM PDT Roger Goodell was onto something with the radio silence. If you were waiting for that moment to like the NFL finally gets it, you were disappointed with the NFL commissioner's much-anticipated news conference Friday in New York.
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