California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California retiree, claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento. Buxton was wearing a shirt that featured a picture of Yoda and read, “Luck of the Jedi I have,” according to lottery officials.
A Bay Area convenience store that sold the sole winning ticket to the $425 million Powerball jackpot received a $1 million check on Thursday, as state lottery officials waited for the winner of the one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history to come forward.
A winning ticket for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery jackpot was sold at a gas station in Santa Clara County, according to lottery officials.
A Milpitas home was destroyed in a fire that injured one firefighter on Monday morning, according to the Milpitas Fire Department.
Several streets in the city of Milpitas were shut down while police search for a possible gunman Thursday afternoon.
Police in Milpitas were investigating the city’s first homicide of the year after a man was fatally shot in a hotel parking lot Tuesday night, a police lieutenant said.
A $100 million shopping mall targeting the Bay Area’s large Asian-American population could soon be coming to the South Bay. Instead of large stores, developers said the mall would consist of hundreds of small shops.
San Jose police are asking for the public’s assistance for clues about a “confident” woman who wore wigs during five recent banks robberies in Milpitas and San Jose and is becoming more threatening, a police detective said Tuesday.
An errant hang glider pilot who became trapped in a 50-foot tree Tuesday was rescued when a California Highway Patrol officer was lowered from a helicopter and brought the pilot down unhurt, authorities said.
Four people have been arrested in the 2012 murder and robbery of a Milpitas convenience store clerk who was shot after three suspects entered the business and stole only about $200, police said Thursday.