Pleasanton: Siren call for last civil defense siren in town
A long-inactive siren created to summon volunteer firefighters and to warn of air raids is removed from a pole and fixed up. The future of the city-owned historic device is unknown.
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North Korea frees Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman; U.S. has 'in hand in Beijing'
North Korea says it has released Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old Palo Alto man and war veteran who had been detained since late October.
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Jay-Z tops Grammy nominations with 9
Left-of-center hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among a group of young performers who took many of the major nominations.
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Raiders' next task: learning how to finish
The Oakland Raiders are more competitive than they were last season, but they've been unable to duplicate their first-quarter success in crunchtime
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Apple asks Samsung to pay $22 million in legal fees and costs
Already awarded $930 million in patent feud, Apple asks federal judge to order Samsung to pay close to $16 million for legal fees and another $6 million in costs incurred in battle over copying iPhone and iPad
Shayne Skov will have last word before Stanford defends title
Stanford Cardinal linebacker will give the pre-game address before team takes field against Arizona State in Pac-12 championship game.
Michael Mina opening gourmet 49ers stadium restaurant in Santa Clara
The new restaurant is part of a larger cultural -- and financial -- shift for the 49ers and its fans as the team moves into the $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium next summer.
Congress is now allowed to wish you a Merry Christmas
The rules about what members and staffers can and can't do are loosened. Full Story
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Season of giving the perfect time to teach children about charity
Even simple acts of charity can touch children and teenagers who participate in giving. Readers share their stories.
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Evangeline Lilly upset with magazine's 'butt' reference
Women’s Health surprised “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” actress with her cover shot.
Bay Area residents live longer; here's why
Bay Area residents are among the nation's longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.
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Mi Pueblo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mi Pueblo, the festive Bay Area supermarket chain and icon of family-grown Hispanic businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing a dispute with its primary lender, Wells Fargo.