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  • Palo Alto's proposed budget 11 percent higher than this year's

    PALO ALTO -- Palo Alto will need to remove $4.9 million from reserve funds to balance its proposed 2016-17 budget, which calls for adding 10 employees, City Manager James Keene told the City...

    By Jacqueline Lee, Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Roadshow: Saluting Dennis Kennedy, a Roadshow favorite

    Q Gary, you and the late Morgan Hill Mayor Dennis Kennedy seemed to have had a good relationship due to his involvement in making Highway 101 between San Jose and Morgan Hill much safer. His life...

    By Gary Richards, grichards@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Review: 'Keanu' sends Key & Peele on a kitten rescue mission

    For five seasons, the dynamic duo of Key & Peele excelled at the art of sketch comedy on their cable TV show, raising the bar to sensational heights and making much of the material on...

    By Chuck Barney, cbarney@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Horoscope: April 28, 2016

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Penelope Cruz was born in Madrid, Spain on this day in 1974. This birthday gal won a 2009 Academy Award for her performance in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and has been...

    By Jeraldine Saunders , Tribune Media Services|

  • Word game: April 28, 2016

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  • Bridge: April 28, 2016

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    By Frank Stewart , Tribune Media Services|

  • Film highlights dance, challenges of growing up in Oakland

    PIEDMONT -- In a city where thousands of kids drop out of high school and several young adults younger than 25 lose their lives to violence on the streets, Destiny Arts Center is a shining beacon...

    By Laura Casey, Correspondent|

  • Bay Area residents wary of new housing development

    Bay Area residents are all for more homes and plenty of them to help solve the region's housing affordability and traffic woes -- just not in their backyards. ...

    By George Avalos, gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Apple's new CareKit goes open source

    CUPERTINO -- As promised during last month's keynote event, Apple on Thursday released an open source version of CareKit, a software platform designed to help developers improve personal health...

    By Lindzi Wessel, lwessel@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Quotations in the News

    "Cruz can't win, what's he doing picking vice presidents?" Donald Trump after Republican rival Ted Cruz tapped Carly Fiorina as his running mate.___"I've never seen such a combo of simplistic slogans and contradictions and misstatements in one...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Predators win their first Game 7, but reward is San Jose

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Nashville Predators' celebration of a landmark moment in franchise history consisted of a few minutes of excitement in the Honda Center dressing room with a 14-year-old Nelly song blaring in the background.By outlasting...

    By Greg Beacham, AP Hockey Writer|

  • Death of Palo Alto woman struck by train ruled suicide

    PALO ALTO -- The death of a 19-year-old woman who suffered multiple blunt trauma injuries after being hit by a passenger train on Friday has been ruled a suicide, Santa Clara County Medical...

    By Jacqueline Lee, Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Menlo Park: SRI's new boot could lower energy costs, much more

    MENLO PARK -- How about shoe inserts that employ simple tools -- water, air and small, low-voltage batteries -- to help bring down U.S. energy costs and keep wearers comfortable, no matter what...

    By Kevin Kelly, Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Palo Alto: Neighbors like modest Maybell Avenue housing plan

    PALO ALTO -- A less dense housing project is proposed for a tract of land on Maybell Avenue, the site of a controversial multi-unit development for low-income senior citizens that voters stopped...

    By Jacqueline Lee, Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Santa Clara to pay $499K to settle federal civil rights suit alleging police illegally searched Muslim family's home -- twice

    SANTA CLARA -- The city will pay nearly $500,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging police illegally searched a Muslim family's home two times, among other violations....

    By Jason Green, jason.green@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Hawaii church deploying igloos to house homeless families

    HONOLULU (AP) — A church in Hawaii looking to address the state's ongoing homelessness crisis has settled on a solution that on first look appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands' tropical climate: igloos.There's...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

  • Three thousand nurses at Stanford Hospitals, clinics, prepared to call strike

    Thousands of nurses from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics have said they are prepared to call a strike after failing to reach a deal with hospital...

    By Tracy Seipel, Mercury News Staff Writer|

  • Ask Amy: How can I push my 26-year-old stepdaughter out?

    DEAR AMY: My wife's daughter (age 26) has lived with us for the past five years. She pays rent of $400, including everything....

    By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency|

  • Carolyn Hax: Do I have to back up my spouse's false statements?

    DEAR CAROLYN: I love that you are big on each spouse "having the other's back" -- as they are on the same "team." However, when is it OK not to have your partner's back?...

    Carolyn Hax, Washington Post Writers Group|

  • 2 brothers arrested on suspicion of homicide in shooting deaths of parents in San Jose

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — 2 brothers arrested on suspicion of homicide in shooting deaths of parents in San Jose.

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  • Stanford ranks No. 1 in state in crime per student, UC Berkeley No. 2, UC Santa Cruz No. 4

    UC SANTA CRUZ -- A new study of crime on California university campuses reports that UC Santa Cruz had the fourth highest crime rate per student in the state from 2012 to 2014, behind Stanford...

    By Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel|

  • Wrestling icon Chyna's manager believes she died of accidental overdose

    Anthony Anzaldo is glad he's the person who found professional wrestling legend "Chyna" dead in her Redondo Beach apartment last week....

    By Larry Altman, Southern California News Group|

  • ID of 19-year-old woman found near Manson murders site stirs mystery

    LOS ANGELES -- The identification of a 19-year-old Canadian woman found savagely stabbed to death in Los Angeles in 1969 has brought some closure to her last living immediate relative but also...

    By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press|

  • Ex-San Francisco officer arrested for obstructing rape probe

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A former San Francisco police lieutenant linked to a racist texting scandal and also charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer was arrested...

    By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press|

  • Watch: First trailer for 'Snowden' looks intense

    The first trailer for "Snowden" is out and it looks pretty intense....

    Compiled by Tony Hicks, thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Watch: Time-lapse of dead whale washing up at California surf spot

    A 40-foot dead whale floating around in the line-up at Lower Trestles didn't seem to deter a few hardcore surfers who paddled out on Sunday....

    By Laylan Connelly, Orange County Register|

  • Fremont schools to get restroom relief

    The Fremont Unified School District has a restroom shortage....

    By Aliyah Mohammed - Fremont Bulletin, amohammed@themilpitaspost.com|

  • Fremont: Construction begins on three new buildings at Ohlone College

    Three buildings soon will rise from the center of the Ohlone College campus on Mission Boulevard in Fremont....

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  • John Boehner at Stanford: Ted Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh, a miserable SOB'

    John Boehner apparently felt like he could speak extremely freely during a Wednesday night appearance at Stanford University....

    Mercury News|

  • The new SFMOMA: A first peek

    So you've been starving for Warhol or Calder for the past three years while the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has been closed for expansion. Well, get ready for a feast....

    By Angela Hillahill@bayareanewsgroup.com|