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Pianos pop up in Santa Clara County parks

Is that a bird, or Beethoven? Visitors to some Santa Clara County parks are hearing more than the sounds of nature. They're hearing the sound of music from pianos in the park. The instruments were placed at four Santa Clara County parks as part of the Sunset Piano Project. "It's ...

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FBI launches investigation following nude celebrity photo leaks

The FBI has launched an investigation after several female celebrities say nude photos of them were stolen and posted online. Among the celebrities involved include Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton. Nude photos of the celebrities started circulating online Sunday. Lawrence's publicist calls the action "a flagrant ...

3.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Gilroy

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning near Gilroy, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at 9:10 a.m. about 6 miles east-southeast of Gilroy and had a depth of 3.4 miles, USGS officials said.

Motorcyclist killed on Hwy 101 identified

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose early Saturday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 32-year-old Larry Cotten. The crash was reported shortly after 12:20 a.m. Saturday on northbound Highway 101 near East Brokaw Road, ...

49ers Ray McDonald speaks with KTVU after release from jail

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. McDonald, 29, was released from jail after posting bail, Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Kurt Stenderup said. McDonald spoke with KTVU's ...

San Jose man dies in motorcycle crash on Hwy 101

A 33-year-old male motorcyclist from San Jose died after crashing his bike and being run over by a vehicle on northbound US Highway 101 in San Jose early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials said the motorcyclist was first spotted speeding past CHP officers on northbound ...

High School track coach arrested on suspicion of sex with minor

San Jose police arrested a high school track coach Friday on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Francisco Vincente Lopez, a 33-year-old track coach and campus assistant at San Jose High School, was arrested at 11 a.m. today on suspicion of three felony sexual offenses with a minor ...

Plane stowaway claims to suffer from 'whistleblower trauma syndrome'

A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness. Marilyn Jean Hartman also said she believes authorities have purposely allowed her to be a plane ...

Man suspected of stalking family members arrested after car chase with Gilroy police

Police in Gilroy arrested a 58-year-old man who led police on a car chase Wednesday after members of his family claimed he violated a temporary restraining order they filed against him, a spokesman said. Ronny Lee Humphrey, of Los Banos, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion ...

Residents cry foul over broken water valve

It’s a neighborhood water leak that just won't quit. Amid this drought, a water valve in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose has leaked for nearly a month. Neighbors said they've called the city but so far, it hasn’t been fixed. "If we are really in an extended drought ...

Mountain View police search for missing man with Alzheimer's

Police are searching for a man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since he walked away from the Mountain View Senior Center Thursday afternoon. Ramon Advincula, 67, is described as a bald Asian male wearing a green t-shirt, khaki shorts and khaki-colored shoes. He is around 5 feet 5 ...

Hwy 152 brush fire 50 percent contained

Traffic is moving again on state Highway 152 east of Gilroy as firefighters battle an 80-acre brush fire in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol. The fire appears to have started after a vehicle collision on westbound state highway 152 that was reported around 3 p.m. near Casa ...

San Jose house fire displaces 7 residents including 2 children

A house fire in East San Jose displaced seven people Thursday morning, including two children, a fire captain said. The fire was reported at 9:02 a.m. in the 2000 block of Wormwood Lane, several blocks east of Interstate Highway 680, San Jose fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said. The single-story ...

Investigation underway after burned body found near Morgan Hill

Drivers near Morgan Hill made a gruesome discovery Thursday morning. A body had been set on fire, and was burning by the side of the road. It happened near Oak Glen Avenue and Uvas Road. The body was actually found down an embankment and police say it likely wouldn't have ...

Bay Area vets respond to Oscar the Grouch comparison

A Veterans Affairs office in Philadelphia is apologizing after likening veterans to Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch. The likeness was used in a training session, aimed at improving customer relations. One panel reads, "don't get in the swamp with the alligator." The office has apologized, saying the training material was ...

Thieves steal construction equipment from PG&E substation

Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies are investigating a commercial burglary Wednesday at the PG&E Metcalf substation in Santa Clara County. PG&E spokesman Brian Swanson said someone broke in and stole construction equipment from the station in the 100 block of Metcalf Road some point after midnight. PG&E and the sheriff's ...

Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount ...

Teen fatally beat dog during San Jose burglary

Two male teenagers arrested in San Jose during a burglary Tuesday have been linked to multiple burglaries in the neighborhood with one of the teens being booked with the fatal bludgeoning of a dog at a home they targeted, according to police. Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:33 p.m., San Jose ...

Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge

Orange County prosecutors said platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert. A spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney says the rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, entered his plea ...

Morgan Hill police arrest 19-year-old man for sexually abusing teen

Morgan Hill Police are looking to see if there’s more victims after officers arrested a19-year-old man for allegedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old. Police said Andrew Knight met his victim through a friend and often hung out with young teens at parties, football and basketball games. He was also very active ...

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Bubble Soccer gaining in popularity

There's a new game in town called Bubble Soccer which is hilarious to play or watch and is good exercise.