Archive for the 'News' category

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Iraq War veteran known as Abel Gutierrez

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Iraq War veteran known as Abel Gutierrez
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Pot Clean Up

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Local law enforcement clean up illegal pot growing sites on public land in Los Gatos, Calif.
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iPad in the Classroom

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

iPad in the Classroom
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Oakland’s Innocent Blood

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The violence that’s plagued Oakland’s streets claimed another 110 lives in 2011. Never before, have any of the victims been so young. Three were under the age of 6.
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Tan oak tree removal at Mount Madonna County Park

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Tan oak tree removal at Mount Madonna County Park
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California gay marriage ban invalidated by federal appeals court.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

California gay marriage ban invalidated by federal appeals court.
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The Big Squeeze

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Caught in a budget meltdown, the state is forcing schools to abandon one of the most popular education reforms — smaller class sizes.
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Memories of Home

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Arturo Vasquez revisits his destroyed home in San Bruno a month after the massive pipeline blast.
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Giants Post Season

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Photographers with the San Jose Mercury News share some of their favorite images from the San Francisco Giants postseason run to their World Series Championship.
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Torn Apart

Monday, September 27th, 2010

As the nation debates illegal immigration in the abstract, a Bay Area family lives the raw anguish of deportation and the intense fight to stay together. This is their story.
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Nisei Graduate

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Bessie Kawachi Chin, 87, fulfills her dream of a college degree after Japanese-American internment prevented her from finishing her studies nearly 70 years ago. (more…)

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Resisting Arrest

Monday, November 9th, 2009

A look at California Penal Code 148 and its use by the San Jose Police Department.
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Recession ‘09

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The 2009 recession by the Mercury News staff. (more…)

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Prison Overcrowding

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The California Institution for Men in Chino is at almost 200% capacity. (more…)

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Los Lupenos

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Los Lupenos in San Jose celebrates their 40th anniversary.
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Shontale’s Emancipation

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Shontale Taylor leaves the foster care system to begin a new life. (more…)