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Opening arguments in Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins touch on sex, power and money

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 02/24/2015 06:23:23 PM PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Opening arguments in the sex discrimination trial pitting Ellen Pao against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, kicked off Tuesday, outlining the salacious details and personal attacks that will be dredged up in courtroom testimony.

San Jose: Girl Scouts selling cookies robbed of cash

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 02/23/2015 06:53:11 AM PST Updated: 02/23/2015 07:33:41 AM PST SAN JOSE -- He clearly had no yearning for Thin Mints, Do-si-dos or Samoas. But he was definitely hungry for some quick cash, even if it meant yanking it from the grip of a grade-school girl.

San Jose, Sunnyvale: Weekend pedestrian accidents fatal

contracostatimes.com — One pedestrian was killed and a second is in critical condition after they were hit by a car at the intersection of Wolfe Road and Fair Oaks Avenue. Also, a local food vendor died on Sunday, a day after he was hit by a drunken driver.

San Jose: Girl Scouts selling cookies robbed of cash

mercurynews.com — Posted: 02/22/2015 06:15:53 PM PST Updated: 02/22/2015 06:18:15 PM PST SAN JOSE -- He clearly was not a fan of Thin Mints. A man stole a cash box right out of the hands of one Girl Scout who was selling cookies with members of her troop outside the Safeway store at 1663 Branham Lane on Sunday.

San Jose: Girl Scouts selling cookies robbed of cash

insidebayarea.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 02/22/2015 06:18:24 PM PST SAN JOSE -- He clearly was not a fan of Thin Mints. A man stole a cash box right out of the hands of one Girl Scout who was selling cookies with members of her troop outside the Safeway store at 1663 Branham Lane on Sunday.

Sunnyvale: 1 woman killed, 1 injured in crash

insidebayarea.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 02/22/2015 04:10:02 PM PST SUNNYVALE -- One pedestrian was killed and a second is in critical condition after they were hit by a car at the intersection of Wolfe Raod and Fair Oaks Avenue. A woman described by police as in her early- to mid-50s was killed at the scene of the accident.

Palo Alto: Police arrest man for indecent exposure at apartment complex

contracostatimes.com — By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com Posted: 02/22/2015 04:09:03 PM PST Updated: 02/22/2015 04:23:27 PM PST PALO ALTO -- Police arrested a man for indecent exposure after two separate incidents in which he sat naked in front of his apartment window and masturbated in front of other residents.

Palo Alto: Police arrest man for indecent exposure at apartment complex

mercurynews.com — Posted: 02/22/2015 04:08:51 PM PST Updated: 02/22/2015 04:08:53 PM PST PALO ALTO -- Police arrested a man for indecent exposure after two separate incidents in which he sat naked in front of his apartment window and masturbated in front of other residents.

Sunnyvale: 1 woman killed, 1 injured in crash

mercurynews.com — Posted: 02/22/2015 04:09:57 PM PST SUNNYVALE -- One pedestrian was killed and a second is in critical condition after they were hit by a car at the intersection of Wolfe Raod and Fair Oaks Avenue. A woman described by police as in her early- to mid-50s was killed at the scene of the accident.

Superfish denies blame in Lenovo security mess

siliconbeat.com — As Lenovo faces mounting criticism for pre-loading adware onto consumer laptops - and then offering an incomplete fix to the security problem - more questions were raised Friday about just who is at fault. Fingers immediately pointed to the company behind the adware program: Palo Alto-based Superfish.
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Mar 03, 2015

RT @stephaniemlee: One of my last stories for @sfchronicle: This profile of @23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, on the verge of a comeback. sfchronicle.com/news/article/A…

Feb 25, 2015

RT @BBCJamieCoo: "We've hit a boiling point in Silicon Valley about lack of diversity everywhere in tech" @heathersomervil on #sexism lawsuit @bbcnewshour

Feb 25, 2015

RT @jenniferjones: Hear Venky Ganesan speak 4pm Collaborative Economy Conference - hitechagenda.com/collaborative-… via @HiTech Agenda @venkyganesan @menloventures

Feb 25, 2015

Just spoke with @BBCBusiness about Ellen Pao v.@KPCB trail. Will be on their business segement later today.

Feb 25, 2015

Former @KPCB partner is on the stand at Ellen Pao sex discrimination trial. Join the @mercnews live blog. mercurynews.com/business/ci_27…

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