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Small Magnitude 2.2 Quake Hits Silicon Valley, Shallow Tremor Felt More Widely

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck after 11 a.m. in Silicon Valley, just hours after a 4.2 magnitude quake hit Coalinga.

03/27/2015

San Jose Police investigate a shooting in which a veteran officer was killed. (CBS)

San Jose Police Computer System Crashed, Offline During Standoff That Killed Officer

In the heart of Silicon Valley’s biggest city, during a life or death struggle that claimed the life of a fellow officer, KPIX 5 has learned the mobile computers used by San Jose Police officers went completely offline for hours, forcing officers to use archaic radios and even placing individual cellphone calls to coordinate the emergency response.

03/27/2015

Gurminder Sekhon and Navjot Singh. (Source: Sunnyvale Police)

Taxi Driver Arrested Fired After Allegedly Raping Unconscious Woman In His Cab With Roommate

A taxi driver and his roommate allegedly raped an unconscious woman in the cab Sunday evening in Sunnyvale, according to the city’s Department of Public Safety.

03/25/2015

Ellen Pao (L) leaving the courthouse. (CBS)

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Goes To Jury

Jury deliberations began Wednesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has shined a light on the gross underrepresentation of women in the technology and venture capital sectors of Silicon Valley.

03/25/2015

Ellen Pao (L) leaving the courthouse. (CBS)

Judge’s Ruling Means Woman Suing Silicon Valley VC Firm For Sex Bias Could Pocket Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

If Ellen Pao gets punitive damages, that could add tens of millions more to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.

03/21/2015

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Silicon Valley Techies Ditch Pricey Bay Area, Head South To Buy Mansions, Pied-A-Terres For Less

Los Angeles real estate agent Tami Pardee says tech buyers from Silicon Valley make up about 10 percent of her current clients. “They’re buying second homes — or third or fourth homes.”

03/21/2015

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Where Are All The Gay People In San Jose? Texas Ahead Of Silicon Valley In LGBT Population Survey

The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll survey.

03/20/2015

Police at the scene of a standoff on Wall Road off of Highway 29 in Napa County, March 16, 2015. (CBS)

Napa Winemaker Embroiled In $800K Dispute Was Unraveling Before He Shot Silicon Valley Investor, Self

Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley’s famed wine country. And it looked like he had succeeded — for a while.

03/20/2015

A barista pours steamed milk in a cup of Blue Bottle coffee. (CBS)

SAP, Oakland-Based Blue Bottle Coffee Team Up For High-Tech Cafe In Downtown Palo Alto

Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook. Now a giant tech company is opening its own cafe for the same clientele in downtown Palo Alto.

03/17/2015

A bicyclist rides by a sign at the Google headquarters. March 10, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Can The Tech Community Laugh At Itself? Watch This Satirical Video For The WellDeserved App

A fake app called, WellDeserved, lampoons the Bay Area’s shared economy companies. The video was so well done, many thought it was real. It won at last month’s Comedy Hack Day.

03/16/2015

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