POTUS books hotel suite in ... Milpitas?

MILPITAS -- Not to be too snobby about it, but some downtown San Jose boosters are still scratching their heads over why President Barack Obama -- who on previous trips to the South Bay stayed at the luxurious San Jose Fairmont --- this week opted for the Sheraton San Jose in, um, Milpitas.  
The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out.  
 
A DNA sample led police to arrest a San Ramon man at a Hayward court Wednesday in connection with a 2014 gang rape at UC Santa Barbara.  
 
A California state senator is proposing legislation to create a gun violence research center at the University of California.  
 
Federal authorities charged a Sacramento man Thursday with running what they called an unusually creative scam that promised U.S. citizenships to hundreds of immigrants across at least seven states in return for fees as high as $10,000.  
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models

Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.