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Sketch released of man suspected of groping woman in Werry Park

Police in Palo Alto released a sketch Sunday of a man suspected of harassing and groping a woman as she sat in a park in the College Terrace neighborhood on Friday morning. According to police, the victim was sitting on a bench in Werry Park, in the 2100 block of ...

Patients stock up as San Jose pot-clubs shut-down

Five days are left until San Jose's medical marijuana regulations go onto effect. Nearly 80 pot clubs are expected to shut down. Some of the clubs are now seeing a boost in sales with patients stocking up on products while they can. This month, Papadon's has seen a 35 percent ...

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near Gilroy

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck about six miles east southeast of Gilroy Sunday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was reported at 10:24 a.m. in an area of the South Bay about nine miles north-northwest of Hollister, according to the USGS. The temblor ...

Watsonville police capture naked man suspected of being in narcotic-induced rage

A naked man, accused of attacking police after allegedly jumping on cars and trying to enter a Watsonville home late Friday night, was transported to the hospital to be evaluated for what police said may have been a narcotic-induced reaction. Watsonville police said the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Ramiro Mora, ...

Volunteers continue search for signs of Sierra LaMar

One day after the secret grand jury transcript was released in the case of still missing South Bay teenager, Sierra LaMar, volunteers were out searching for her as they have for more than two years. A half dozen people poked and scraped their way through a grove of trees in ...

Palo Alto police seek suspect who harassed and groped woman in park

Police in Palo Alto are investigating an incident in which a woman reported being harassed and groped as she sat in a park in the College Terrace neighborhood on Friday morning. According to police, the victim was sitting on a bench in Werry Park, 2100 Dartmouth St. at about 11 ...

Hwy 101 reopens in San Jose after fatal accident

All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 just north of Blossom Hill Road in San Jose have reopened following a fatal accident early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. A report of an accident involving at least four vehicles was reported shortly before 2 a.m., the CHP said. ...

Pedestrian fatally struck by Amtrak train in Santa Clara

A person was struck and killed by a Capitol Corridor train in Santa Clara Friday afternoon, according to an Amtrak spokeswoman. Train 542, which was traveling from San Jose to Sacramento, struck a trespasser on the tracks just south of the Santa Clara station, near Lafayette Street and Agnew Road ...

Suspect arrested in fake text sexting case

A Sunnyvale man has been arrested for allegedly sending fake text messages to teenage girls in an attempt to have them send him provocative photos, authorities said Friday. According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department, Scott Angelo was taken into custody after an investigation uncovered his multi-state scam. Investigators ...

Santa Cruz man killed in massive Hwy 17 crash identified

The Santa Cruz man killed in an 11-vehicle accident involving a big-rig that injured seven people Thursday on state Highway 17 south of Los Gatos was 25-year-old Daniel McGuire, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office reported Friday. McGuire had been partially ejected after his car crashed in the northbound ...

All lanes reopen hours after Santa Cruz pileup on Highway 17

Authorities have reopened all lanes of Highway 17 -- the major traffic route between the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz -- almost 10 hours after a fatal 10-vehicle pileup that left one person dead and seven others injured shut down the freeway for much of the day, authorities said. According ...

Georgia authorities reopen death case involving Santa Cruz call girl

Georgia authorities Thursday reopened a case involving a call girl who is charged in the heroin overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in Santa Cruz Harbor. Capt. Shawn McCarty of the Milton, Georgia, police department told CNN his investigators had reopened the case involving the death of ...

New charges surface against prostitute accused in Google exec's death

A prostitute and former San Francisco stripper accused of injecting a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin had been arrested two months earlier for attacking a former boyfriend in Georgia, according to authorities there. In a courtroom Wednesday, 26-year-old Alix Tichelman,  barely spoke. The tattoos visible on her ...

San Jose police shuffles staff to cover 911 calls

As the San Jose Police Department continues to struggle with critical staffing levels, officers from the department's special operations division will be responding to 911 calls starting this weekend. The move comes as the department implemented a mandatory overtime policy last month. The San Jose Police Officers Association said the ...

Man arrested for shoplifting charged as 'smelly' bank robber

A man arrested for shoplifting on Tuesday was identified as a suspect in the July 1 robbery of bank in Mountain View committed by a malodorous man, police said Wednesday. Mountain View police arrested William Brackin, 45, on Tuesday after officers were called to the CVS pharmacy on 850 California ...

Fire at famed Los Gatos restaurant started near garbage cans

A two-alarm fire that caused $240,000 worth of damage to a gourmet restaurant in Los Gatos early Monday morning apparently started outside near garbage cans, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department. The exact source of the fire at Manresa, located at 320 Village Lane, is still undetermined, according ...

Call girl charged with manslaughter in Google exec’s death

Dressed in a red jail jumpsuit, an admitted prostitute was charged Wednesday with felony manslaughter, four felony drug counts and three other misdemeanor charges in the overdose death of a Google executive on a docked yacht in Santa Cruz Harbor last November. Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, of Folsom, was assigned ...

One dead, two injured in series of San Jose crashes

One man was dead and a police officer and another driver injured early Wednesday morning in two related San Jose traffic accidents, authorities said. Sgt. Heather Randol said the incident began shortly before 2 a.m. with the report of a single vehicle crash in the area of Santa Teresa Boulevard ...

City of San Jose makes changes to popular running spot

The City of San Jose is making changes to a popular place where visitors work out in hopes to reduce traffic, loitering and noise complaints from people who live there. Yet homeowners at Communications Hill say the changes aren't enough. This month, the City of San Jose replaced some of ...

Stanford doctors treat Parkinson's disease patients with life-changing technology

At Stanford University Medical Center a stunning innovation is just beginning. Parkinson's disease patient Martha Gardner, 56, of San Jose strode confidently out the hospital front doors. "(It's) revolutionary, I mean this has made a huge difference in my life, I'm walking well and not falling," she said. An implanted ...

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