San Jose: Authorities reassert suicide theory for man found along Caltrain tracks near Bellarmine

San Jose: Authorities reassert suicide theory for man found along Caltrain tracks near Bellarmine

SAN JOSE — Investigators reasserted Tuesday that a man’s death last week along Caltrain tracks near the Bellarmine College Preparatory campus is a likely suicide, rebuffing continued speculation that the grisly nature of the discovery suggested something more nefarious. After the 60-year-old man’s body was found southeast of the College...

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San Jose Maker Faire brings do-it-yourself endeavors to History Park

San Jose Maker Faire brings do-it-yourself endeavors to History Park

SAN JOSE — While an instructional ’80s-era robot named Topo may have been the official mascot of the Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, it was a restored Mozzarella Mitzi that stole the show upstairs in the Empire Firehouse. Mitzi, who in a previous life entertained diners at a ShowBiz Pizza...

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San Jose: Police ask for public's help to find kidnapping suspect

San Jose: Police ask for public's help to find kidnapping suspect

SAN JOSE — Police are asking the public to help track down a possibly dangerous man suspected in two recent kidnapping attempts. David Lee Russell, 56, is accused of physically assaulting and trying to kidnap a young female victim near Meridian and Hamilton avenues around 5 p.m. last Monday, Aug....

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Colin Kaepernick misses San Francisco church appearance

Colin Kaepernick misses San Francisco church appearance

SAN FRANCISCO — Controversial 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly did not appear Sunday morning at a San Francisco church where he had been scheduled to speak about his recent protests of racial injustice. Kaepernick was invited to the historic Third Baptist Church after prompting a national outcry with his refusal...

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TechShop San Jose move stalled by $1 million funding gap

TechShop San Jose move stalled by $1 million funding gap

TechShop was founded on a do-it-yourself ethos, but the Bay Area-founded maker space has unfortunately discovered there’s no way it can go it alone on the planned relocation of its San Jose shop. The move from TechShop’s current location at 300 S. Second Street to the old Zanotto’s grocery store...

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Brock Turner leaves jail; early release in Stanford sex case

Brock Turner leaves jail; early release in Stanford sex case

SAN JOSE — As he regained his freedom, Brock Turner faced protests and heavy media scrutiny as an enduring public face of the issue of sexual assault on American college campuses. And that was just with his first few steps out of jail. Turner’s early release just after 6 a.m....

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San Jose: Cambrian Park carousel sign granted historic status

San Jose: Cambrian Park carousel sign granted historic status

Recent events offer encouraging signs that Silicon Valley has the ability to forge the future and preserve its past at the same time. There was last week’s opening of the Roberto Adobe on Lincoln Avenue as a new historical museum, allowing public access to an important piece of San Jose’s...

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San Jose: Gang-driven burglary crew busted, linked to over 200 Bay Area heists

San Jose: Gang-driven burglary crew busted, linked to over 200 Bay Area heists

SAN JOSE — Authorities say they have arrested several members of a gang-based burglary crew investigators linked to over 200 cases centered in San Jose and spanning a number of Bay Area cities. The gang crew, reportedly based out of East Palo Alto, was the subject of “Operation Cruz Control,”...

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Los Gatos: Free park dance is Sept. 3.

Los Gatos: Free park dance is Sept. 3.

Click photo to enlarge Photograph by Richard Kerris The free Los Gatos Park Dance wraps up the 2016 Music in the Park concert series on Sept. 3 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The event at Oak Meadow Park features The Houserockers and The Johnny Neri Band. Since Oak Meadow s parking lot...

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San Jose: Police release security video of burglar who swiped bike, tools

San Jose: Police release security video of burglar who swiped bike, tools

SAN JOSE — Burglary detectives hope that releasing surveillance video will generate tips and help them catch a man who swiped a mountain bike and over $10,000 worth of contractor-quality tools from a North San Jose backyard in June. The burglary was reported about 4 a.m. June 7 at a...

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