Most talked about San Jose Mercury News stories

Neil Young divorcing Pegi Young after 36 years

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 09:14:35 AM PDT Updated: 08/27/2014 09:16:15 AM PDT Neil Young is divorcing his wife of 36 years, Pegi Young. Young filed papers to end his marriage on July 29 in San Mateo, according to Rolling Stone. A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12.

9-year-old girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 07:48:47 AM PDT DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. -- A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Aug 27, 2014

Try convincing me there's any reason EVER to let a 9-year-old shoot an Uzi. bit.ly/1mT6biE @CCTimes @insidebayarea @mercnews

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mercnews: A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor with Uzi in Arizona bit.ly/1rAka4n

Los Angeles police: Serial killer arrested; accused of fatally shooting four people, two dogs

mercurynews.com — A Southern California man suspected of killing three people in a series of San Fernando Valley shootings Sunday was charged Tuesday with three other crimes, including the fatal shooting of a man in Pacoima and the attempted murder of a couple in West Hollywood last week, authorities said.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @mercnews: Los Angeles police: Serial killer arrested; accused of fatally shooting four people, two dogs bit.ly/1tVrmEV @bgazzar

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mercnews: Los Angeles police: Serial killer arrested; accused of fatally shooting four people, two dogs bit.ly/1tVrmEV @bgazzar

Report: Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman arrested Phoenix airport

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/26/2014 03:45:29 PM PDT Updated: 08/26/2014 03:55:29 PM PDT Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman has been arrested again, this time at an airport in Phoenix, Ariz., ABC is reporting. Hartman, 62, had been arrested recently in San Francisco and Los Angeles, after sneaking onto a flight there from San Jose.
Aug 26, 2014

Report: Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman arrested Phoenix airport dlvr.it/6kXh5N

Aug 26, 2014

@michellemdurand You were all over this case first - Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman arrested at Phoenix airport dlvr.it/6kXbJL

Aug 26, 2014

Serial Bay Area stowaway has apparently been arrested for the TENTH TIME mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

Aug 26, 2014

RT @dakizuki: Report: Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman arrested at Phoenix airport bit.ly/1C0go6B

Show 2 more tweets from Justin Berton, Erin Ivie

Reclining-seat brouhaha: Which side are you on?

blogs.mercurynews.com — There are two types of air travelers: Those selfish louts who sit down and immediately hit the "recline" button until their seat falls way, way back, nearly into the lap of the poor soul behind them. And those thoughtful passengers who either make do with the "airspace" afforded them in today's too-tight cabins or inch back just a wee bit.

Review: Ed Sheeran delights fans in San Jose

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 02:26:27 AM PDT Ed Sheeran stood alone onstage and looked out at the 8,000-plus fans assembled before him on Tuesday at the SAP Center in San Jose. The British singer-songwriter-guitarist, who turned 23 in February, seemed amazed by the scene.
Aug 27, 2014

See review, pics and videos of @edsheeran live. @sapcenter EdSheeranFan.com Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran.Ed Sheeran... fb.me/1AxVoACP3

Today's Music Picks: Panic! At The Disco set for San Jose

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 05:00:00 AM PDT Panic! At The Disco got off to a quick start. Its 2005 debut, "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out," went platinum and produced the smash single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." The Las Vegas pop-rock act remains quite popular -- with its latest album, 2013's "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!," climbing as high as No.

Did Nicki Minaj fake wardrobe malfunction?

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT Updated: 08/27/2014 10:19:13 AM PDT Nicki Minaj is facing accusations she didn't have a legitimate wardrobe malfunction at Sunday night's MTV VMAs. Shocking. Minaj said she "ran out of time getting zipped up" before performing Sunday, which nearly caused some of her lady parts to make their prime time debut.

Paris Hilton's brother allegedly causes car wreck

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 08:10:06 AM PDT Updated: 08/27/2014 09:18:06 AM PDT Paris Hilton's younger brother Conrad Hilton was in a serious car crash last weekend, after reportedly driving recklessly. The California Highway Patrol told TMZ that Hilton, 19, clipped another car Saturday afternoon in Palm Springs while trying to change lanes.

California drought: San Jose declares water shortage, but won't fine wasters

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/26/2014 04:22:30 PM PDT Updated: 08/26/2014 04:22:32 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- More than seven months into the California drought, San Jose has officially declared a city-wide water shortage, asking the city's 1 million residents to cut their water use by 20 percent -- but there will be no new consequences for those who don't.
Aug 27, 2014

San Jose officially declares water shortage, asks residents to slash use by 20%. buff.ly/1nCXp8D via @RosenbergMerc #CADrought

Morgan Hill: Man arrested in alleged sexual abuse of teen girl

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 08:53:31 AM PDT Updated: 08/27/2014 08:53:39 AM PDT MORGAN HILL - A 19-year-old man was arrested and jailed Saturday in the alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl in Morgan Hill, police said Tuesday A Morgan Hill police officer on Saturday went to a home in east Morgan Hill on a report of an alleged sexual assault on the girl, according to police.

"If it's easy, we'll take it; if not, then we'll earn it"

blogs.mercurynews.com — SANTA CLARA-For the first time in a few years, there are legitimate questions about the 49ers' defensive personnel, and not necessarily related to anything to the talents of the players involved. ILB NaVorro Bowman might've been the best defensive player in the game the last two seasons, but he's out probably until mid-season or later still rehabbing from the devastating injury he suffered last January.
Aug 27, 2014

Patrick Willis on the 49ers’ title expectations this season: “If it’s easy, we’ll take it; if not, then we’ll ... bit.ly/1nDQRq5

Aug 27, 2014

I asked the 49ers' Patrick Willis if he's still as good as he's ever been. His answer: "We'll see." bit.ly/1nDligc

Nutanix raises $140 million as it readies for 2015 IPO

mercurynews.com — Posted: 08/27/2014 08:00:00 AM PDT Updated: 08/27/2014 08:26:52 AM PDT SAN JOSE -- A data storage company experts say is on track to become the next Oracle announced Wednesday a new round of funding that pushes its value to more than $2 billion. Nutanix, a tech firm that offers organizations from the U.S.
Aug 27, 2014

San Jose data storage firm Nutanix raises $140 millio, readies for 2015 IPO: mercurynews.com/business/ci_26… via @MercNews

San Jose State football 2014: Game-by-game predictions

blogs.mercurynews.com — Some links before we start, in case you missed them: Our season preview, courtesy of beat writer Jimmy Durkin, looks at SJSU's quest for consistency. (The program hasn't had back-to-back winning seasons since 1991-92.) Here's a detailed breakdown of the issues facing the Spartans and a position by position look at the roster.
Aug 27, 2014

San Jose State football 2014: Game-by-game predictions: * Some links before we start, in case you missed them:... bit.ly/1nD61Mi

Sunnyvale: Councilman's rage against the machine results in faltering recall campaign

mercurynews.com — Unlike other city councils, which typically feature droning discussions about "infill" and "EIRs," Sunnyvale's bi-weekly meetings are filled with what one councilman called "performance art," mostly involving Patrick Meyering's incendiary attempts to throw the once well-oiled machinery of local lawmaking into chaos, while other members rebut, reject and ridicule virtually every claim he makes.
Aug 27, 2014

The Bay Area's most entertaining city council! And it's diva performer. mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mercnews: Sunnyvale: Councilman's rage against the machine results in recall campaign bit.ly/XSosqM @BruceNewmanTwit pic.twitter.com/qRszmimIJY

More Stories