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George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-Southbay Supervisor Pleads Not Guilty In Fake Mailer Case

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday pleaded not guilty to allegedly impersonating a political candidate in an unusual hearing in which the judge said he himself might be a potential witness and have to recuse himself.

06/07/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-South Bay Supervisor Now Accused Of Dirty Campaign Trick

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged former Supervisor George Shirakawa with allegedly impersonating a San Jose City Council candidate in 2010 by sending out a fake campaign mailer meant to discredit her.

06/05/2013

Leila Fowler (Fowler family)

Calaveras Co. Town On Edge Amid Search For Young Girl’s Killer

A region of oak-studded hills in Calaveras County was on lockdown on Monday, two days after a mysterious intruder stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death at home before being spotted by her 12-year-old brother.

04/29/2013

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Animal Update: DNA Unlocking Links Between Dogs, Wolves

Researchers have begun to pinpoint the evolution of dogs from wolves by using genetic sequencing.

03/18/2013

After being wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in 1998, Johnny Williams of Oakland was exonerated after new DNA evidence was found. (Northern California Innocence Project)

DNA Clears Oakland Man Of 1998 Child Sex Assault

An Oakland man who spent 14 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl has had his conviction overturned based on new DNA evidence.

03/11/2013

Stewart Brand poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible

Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.

02/28/2013

21-year-old Saba Girmai was found dead near a Mountain View supermarket in 1985. Daniel Garcia of Fresno has been charged with murder in Girmai's death. (Mountain View Police Department)

DNA Leads Police To 1985 Mountain View Murder Suspect

Authorities have arrested a Fresno man in the 1985 murder of a woman whose body was found in a supermarket garbage bin in Santa Clara County.

01/07/2013

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San Mateo Forensics Lab Offers Look At Real Life CSI For Halloween

Fans of CSI can get a first-hand look at how crime scene investigations are really carried out during a pre-Halloween open house at the San Mateo County forensics lab.

10/25/2012

Michaela Garecht

DNA Test To Prove If Remains Found In ‘Speed Freak Killer’ Case Are Of Michaela Garecht

The mother of missing Hayward girl Michaela Garecht is hoping DNA testing will lead to closure in a case that has puzzled detectives for over two decades, and link the case to the infamous Speed Freak Killers.

10/11/2012

Gary Swierski

Sunnyvale Man Convicted Of Murdering Wife In 2005 Cold Case

A 51-year-old Sunnyvale man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for the death of his wife in 2005.

06/22/2012

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