'Taco trucks on every corner': Latino Bay Area Trump supporter's warning goes viral

DISCOVERY BAY — While most Latinos saw trouble in Donald Trump’s candidacy, Marco Gutierrez saw opportunity. And he also saw a different kind of danger for America if the billionaire wasn’t elected president: unchecked illegal immigration — which he colorfully described on national TV as “taco trucks on every corner.”...

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Santa Clara: Police union may boycott 49ers games over Kaepernick

Santa Clara: Police union may boycott 49ers games over Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA — The Santa Clara police union says its officers may stop working San Francisco 49ers’ home games amid quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality and racial injustice by refusing to stand during the national anthem, according to media reports. A letter from the Santa Clara Police...

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Roadshow: Why no presidential bumper stickers this year?

Roadshow: Why no presidential bumper stickers this year?

Q Hey Gary, this is weird and I’m curious what you and your readers think. I commute on Interstate 280 to East San Jose where I am a public school U.S. History & Government teacher in my 27th teaching year. In ALL previous presidential election years I’ve always enjoyed the...

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Roadshow: Honking at student drivers? Tailgating them? Really?

Roadshow: Honking at student drivers? Tailgating them? Really?

Q Our 16-year-old daughter has her learner’s permit. To alert other drivers, I bought a “Student Driver” magnet that we affix to the back of the car she drives. However, I’ve noticed an alarming and disturbing trend: Many drivers drive WORSE when they see a student driver magnet than if...

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BART to San Jose train testing means rails will be electrified and dangerous

BART to San Jose train testing means rails will be electrified and dangerous

SAN JOSE — The BART to San Jose extension has entered an essential phase, with testing of trains on the 10-mile link from Fremont to the Berryessa area set to begin in a few months. The Valley Transportation Authority, which is overseeing construction in Santa Clara County, has electrified the...

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California fails to extend green sticker program for plug-in hybrids

California fails to extend green sticker program for plug-in hybrids

If you have a plug-in electric hybrid car like a Prius and want a coveted green sticker to drive solo in Bay Area carpool lanes, the news is not encouraging. The state Legislature took no action last week on Assembly Bill 1964, which would extend the driving perk beyond 2019...

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Roadshow: Where are all the San Jose motorcycle cops?

Roadshow: Where are all the San Jose motorcycle cops?

Q Hey, Gary, where are all the motorcycle cops in San Jose? We used to see them all the time last year on Santa Teresa Boulevard between Cottle Road and Lean Avenue. I walk that everyday and I can’t believe the speeds that people are traveling. Any chance we could...

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Roadshow: Does Smart Corridor encourage dive bombers' bad behavior?

Roadshow: Does Smart Corridor encourage dive bombers' bad behavior?

Q With all the news about the Interstate 80 Smart Corridor to the Bay Bridge, I wonder if drivers are smart enough to deal with it or maybe too selfish. It’s a great idea to tell folks which lanes are moving ahead of them so they can merge in plenty...

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Morgan Hill: Grass fire threatens homes near Chesbro Reservoir

Morgan Hill: Grass fire threatens homes near Chesbro Reservoir

MORGAN HILL — Firefighters are battling a grass fire that spurred evacuations for a neighborhood near the Chesbro Reservoir Thursday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. The fire, which has burned 35 acres, was reported at 1:34 p.m. near Oak Glen Avenue and Llagas Road, about a quarter-mile from the reservoir...

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San Jose: Tropicana plan ignites dispute about traffic, crowding at already busy corner

San Jose: Tropicana plan ignites dispute about traffic, crowding at already busy corner

SAN JOSE — Dennis Fong has long dreamed of a project that would transform the tired shopping center at Story and King roads where he is a principal landowner. But city leaders 15 years ago interrupted his plans when they lost patience and moved to seize the property and hand...

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