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Google Donates $1 Million To Lick Observatory Atop Mount HamiltonGoogle has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton that has been in need of financial support.
San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald Will Likely Not Be Charged With Domestic Violence, Sources RevealSan Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald will likely not be charged with felony domestic abuse, according to news report.
Grand Jury Transcripts Released In Sierra LaMar Case, Details DNA Evidence Found By InvestigatorsMore than two years after Sierra LaMar went missing, court documents were released showing what investigators said they discovered -- evidence that may link the suspect to the Morgan Hill teenager.
Shifting Some Public Employees To Obamacare Would Save Billions, Stanford Study ConcludesAccording to a new study from Stanford University, local and state governments could save billions of dollars on their health care costs if they were to shift thousands of public employees over to Obamacare.
Proposal Raising PG&E Rates Moves Ahead Electricity and natural gas rates for customers of PG&E customers are expected to rise, if California's Public Utilities Commission adopts a proposal issued Wednesday by a state administrative law judge.
Palo Alto Grandfather Reportedly Detained In North KoreaA Palo Alto grandfather has reportedly been held in North Korea for more than three weeks after being pulled off a flight departing the country.
Report Confirms Bay Area Has Some Of The Nation's Worst TrafficA new report confirms the Bay Area has some of the worst traffic in the country, and drivers should expect things to get worse.
San Jose Mercury News Selling HeadquartersThe San Jose Mercury News is joining the growing number of U.S. newspapers that have sold their headquarters as a way to get more modern office space and to save or make money.
ConsumerWatch: Coupons Go Missing From East Bay PapersReaders of the Contra Costa Times and other East Bay newspapers who missed their coupon supplements the last few Sundays can call the newspaper’s parent company, and get a refund equal to the cost of the paper.
49ers, Santa Clara County Reach Deal Over Disputed $30M In Stadium FundsThe San Francisco 49ers appear to have reached a deal over $30 million in voter-approved funding for their new stadium in Santa Clara that was unexpectedly yanked by county officials in June.
49ers To Curtail Tailgating; Preseason Game vs. Raiders May Be DroppedThe San Francisco 49ers are banning tailgating in the Candlestick Park parking lot after games start, and any season ticket holders caught misbehaving on video will have their tickets revoked.
Mercury News Among Circulation Leaders; Chronicle Ranked 23rd Both the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle were ranked in the top 25 U.S. newspapers by average weekday and Sunday circulation from October 2010 through March.
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