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Study approved amid concerns about inmates diverted from state prisons

December 18, 2013 9:28 pm

Santa Clara County has approved a comprehensive study of its jails in the wake of inadequate facilities and a growth of inmates with longer sentences, mental illnesses, special medical needs, security risks and gang affiliations, a county official said. The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend $500,000 from a state trust fund to […]

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NSA Data Surveillance – Right or Wrong?

December 18, 2013 9:27 pm

A panel set up by President Obama to review surveillance operations by the National Security Agency has recommended an end to the wholesale storing of data about Americans' phone and internet traffic.

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City working with metal recycling company to prevent more polluting fires

December 18, 2013 9:14 pm

Redwood City officials met Wednesday with Sims Metal Management after a second fire in two months broke out at the recycling plant in Redwood City Tuesday morning. The two-alarm fire at Sims Metal Management, located at 699 Seaport Blvd., started after a small explosion was reported around 12:50 a.m., Redwood City fire officials said. The […]

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Phil Robertson suspended from ´Duck Dynasty´

December 18, 2013 8:52 pm

The A&E network announced late Wednesday Phil Robertson would be on indefinite suspension from “Duck Dynasty” after making homophobic and, at times, graphic remarks in a GQ Magazine interview. The network said in a statement, ”We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected […]

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´Duck Commander´ Off Hit A&E Reality Show

December 18, 2013 8:41 pm

The A&E channel has pulled "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson off its hit reality show, after he told GQ magazine that homosexuality is a sin that leads to "bestiality." A&E has distanced itself from the comments. (Dec. 18)

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Bingo game fundraiser a success a week after robbery

December 18, 2013 8:29 pm

There was a great deal of relief Wednesday night as people crowded into Oak Grove High School’s first Bingo fundraiser following last week’s armed robbery. The San Jose school has held Bingo games to raise money for its music program every Wednesday for decades.  But after a masked man waving a gun made off with […]

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Calgary Lottery Winner Donates $40 Million Jackpot To Charity

December 18, 2013 8:26 pm

Tom Crist, 64, lost his wife to cancer LAST YEAR and now he wants to donate the money he won to cancer-related charities.

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Officials: Big Sur Fire Now 74 Percent Contained

December 18, 2013 8:10 pm

Officials say a late fall wildfire in Northern California is now nearly three quarters fully contained. The has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean. …

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Mayor addresses housing, eviction problems

December 18, 2013 8:05 pm

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday said the city is in crisis, struggling to put more housing units on the market, especially for middle class and low-income families. It matched the message in the city’s Mission District, where protesters rallied over rising rents and evictions. “Forget about low income housing- right now, it’s hard […]

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Haiyan Refugees Have Uncertain Road Ahead

December 18, 2013 7:25 pm

In recent weeks, more than 22,000 typhoon survivors have arrived in Manila, some shell-shocked with nowhere to go. The WSJ's Te-Ping Chen speaks with Oplan Hatid's James Deakin about efforts to find refugees new homes and jobs.

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