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Bay Area Air Quality Alerts: Based on Misleading Data?

For the past 30 years, the Air District has waged a war against wood-burning fireplaces while allowing oil refineries to continue to operate without impunity in the Bay Area.


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Ex-Chancellor Gets Faculty Post Using Controversial CSU Policy

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo faces backlash over the hiring of former Cal State Chancellor Joseph Castro for a faculty position. Castro resigned the chancellorship in the wake of a scandal over how he handled sexual harassment allegations against a …


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Police Arrest Suspect in Drive-by Shooting at Palo Alto Steak House

A former employee of the steak house at the Stanford Shopping Center, Zachary Michael Ginsberg, 32, of San Jose, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and shooting at an occupied building after allegedly firing at least two rounds that …


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Bonta Aims CA Lawsuits against McDonald’s, Dupont

The defendants in the attorney general’s lawsuits include McDonalds, Dupont and an Indiana school district.


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Cozy Holiday by the Fireplace? Forget It, Says Air Quality District

Wood smoke is the Bay Area's major source of pollution in the winter. One fireplace can pollute a whole neighborhood, air district officials said.


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‘Cash for Guns’ Event Scheduled for Dec. 10 in Morgan Hill

Police say that when gun owners surrender unwanted guns at the South County Gun Buyback event at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center, no questions will be asked about who owns the guns or where they came from.


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Music Teacher at East San Jose School Arrested for Multiple Sexual Assaults on Students

Israel Santiago, 43, of Morgan Hill, was arrested on a warrant accusing him of sexual assaults on “at least 10” students at Adelante Dual Language Academy, a TK-8 school in East San Jose.


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Newsom Backs Off on Housing Aid Threat After Cities Complain

The governor threw communities into disarray two weeks ago by withholding $1 billion in homelessness funding for plans he saw as unambitious. Local officials said this discouraged ambitious programs. Now Newsom is yielding.


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When Dust Settles, GOP/Dem Split in CA About the Same

In the California Legislature, Democrats will continue to hold 3 out of 4 seats in both the Senate and the Assembly — enough to keep super-majorities that give them immense power over spending and legislation.


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Weekend Count Assures Jonsen of Victory over Jensen in SC Sheriff’s Race

Jonsen's 7,163-vote margin, with approximately 19,000 ballots outstanding, meant that Jensen would need nearly 70% of the remaining ballots to edge past Jonsen. As of 1pm today, Jensen had not conceded the race.


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Two Unrelated Homicides in One Day Rock San Jose

Separate shooting deaths boosted the 2022 homicide total in San Jose to 35.


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Voters Split Decisions on State Ballot Measures

By wide margins, voters approved constitutional rights to abortion, funding for arts and music in public schools and a ban on flavored tobacco products.