Matt Bigler

A mountain lion. (National Park Service)

California’s Drought May Be A Factor In Cupertino Mountain Lion Attack; Wildlife Advocates Say

Amid the search for the mountain lion that mauled a six-year-old boy near a Cupertino Winery on Sunday, wildlife advocates say California’s drought may have been a factor in the attack.

09/08/2014

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Stanford Hospital Cancels Anthem Blue Cross Contract After Dispute, Thousands Without Coverage

Some 10,000 Anthem Blue Cross members are no longer covered at Stanford Health Care Hospital because of a contract dispute the where the hospital abruptly cancelled the Anthem’s contract.

09/08/2014

The Manteca goodwill store. (CBS)

San Jose Goodwill Worker’s Good Deed Gets Repaid After Finding $7,500 In Donated Suit Pocket

A San Jose Goodwill worker found $7,500 cash in a donated suit pocket and went through the painstaking process to return the money to the owner, who then repaid the organization a portion of those findings.

09/05/2014

Tweet purportedly by Krista Hodges, a teacher at Newark High School. (CBS)

Student Stands Up For Newark High School Teacher Who Made Threatening Tweets

Newark Memorial High School teacher Krista Hodges came under fire over tweets that included “I already wanna stab kids” and they “make my trigger finger feel itchy.”

09/03/2014

California classic license plates. (DMV)

Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy

After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.

08/29/2014

Davis' MRAP armored vehicle (CBS)

San Jose Police Returning Mine-Resistant Armored Truck To Feds Amid Militarization Debate

Amid a national debate over the militarization of the police, the San Jose Police Department has decided to return a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from the military surplus program.

08/29/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Menlo Park Adopts Strict Water Conservation Rules For 16,000 District Customers

The Menlo Park City Council approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday night will implement water conservation measures that are stricter than the state requirement affecting nearly 16,000 customers.

08/28/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Department Of Justice Visits San Jose As Gang Violence Trends Downward

Officials with the U.S. Justice Department are paying a visit to San Jose this week to see for themselves how the city’s anti-gang programs are working. The visit comes as city officials say gang violence is trending downward.

08/22/2014

Crews tear out the sod at Levi's Stadium, August 21, 2014. (CBS)

49ers Replacing Slippery Sod At Levi’s Stadium Ahead Of Sunday Exhibition Game Against Chargers

Crews at Levi’s Stadium have been busy tearing up the grass on the new field after turf problems on Wednesday prompted the team to relocate a practice session to the team’s training facility because of slippery sod.

08/21/2014

A photo of Gregory Muck, who has gone missing following a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park. (National Park Service)

Search For Missing Hiker Temporarily Suspended After Body Found In Kings Canyon Park

46-year-old Gregory Muck is described as an “experienced hiker” and failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip.

08/20/2014

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