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 2021-03-07 19:38 

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Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police is beginning a search for a permanent police chief, a person familiar with the matter said, as the fallout from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol continues....

 2021-03-07 19:37 

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San Francisco: Two people critically injured in Bay Bridge crash overnight...

Emergency crews responded at about 12:49 a.m. and extracted one person trapped inside a vehicle with the jaws of life...

 2021-03-07 19:03 

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Warriors' Steph Curry on being an All-Star: 'It never gets old'...

For Steph Curry, making the All-Star game is the culmination of a year of rehab from a broken hand....

 2021-03-07 19:02 

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Why the SF Giants' analytics-based approach is making a strong impression on new pitchers...

The Giants hitting coaches received all of the praise in 2020. It could be the pitching coaches who find themselves in the spotlight this year....

 2021-03-07 18:55 

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Three of the A's biggest concerns after week one of Cactus League play...

Injuries and health issues with Sean Murphy, Frankie Montas, Jed Lowrie, A.J. Puk and Ka'ai Tom are A's biggest concerns so far....

 2021-03-07 18:50 

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Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public...

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters narrowly approved on Sunday a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters....

 2021-03-07 17:55 

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Audiences hold back, even as more movie theaters open...

Theaters reopening in New York City this weekend did not set the box office on fire. North American theatrical grosses stayed relatively muted, despite some major new releases like Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon" and Lionsgate's Tom Ho...

 2021-03-07 17:36 

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Floyd's cause of death, ex-cop's force will be keys at trial...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck, ignoring the Black man's cries that he couldn't breathe. But even with...

 2021-03-07 17:21 

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The Latest: Italy offers vaccination for all by summer's end...

ROME — Italy's health minister says that all Italians who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to do so by summer's end....

 2021-03-07 17:20 

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Myanmar crisis heightens with police raids and strike call...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar careened deeper into crisis Sunday, as police occupied hospitals and universities and reportedly arrested hundreds of people involved in protesting last month's military seizure of power, while a coalition of labor...

 2021-03-07 17:18 

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Sponsored: Green Rides: Environmental Benefits of EVs Driving a Global Revolution...

The nations of the world are quickly recognizing the feasibility of state-of-the-art EVs and are working proactively to hasten EV adoption....

 2021-03-07 17:18 

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Marin County: Officials investigate possible oil spill from grounded boat...

Officials are investigating whether a vessel that was grounded early Saturday morning north of Dillon Beach spilled fuel into the sea....

 2021-03-07 17:13 

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Sponsored: The 2021 Mazda3 Premium Plus 2.5L Turbo AWD Hatchback...

The Mazda3 sedan starts at only $20,650. With the Hatchback model you get to pick from 6 different trim levels, starting with the S model at $22,650, then Select, Preferred, Premium, 2.5 Turbo, and at the top of the line, the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD Ed...

 2021-03-07 17:06 

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Goodwill closes eight stores in three Bay Area counties...

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay on Friday announced the closure of eight retail stores in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties, and the layoffs of 61 employees, citing the economic consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-03-07 16:00 

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Ahmad Thomas, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO, talks about the economy and diversity...

Ahmad Thomas, chief executive officer of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has hit the ground running in his new role with the powerful business group....

 2021-03-07 15:55 

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Oakland man suspected of several car break-ins in Monterey, police say...

An Oakland man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into several vehicles in Monterey and taking police on a high-speed chase on Highway 1...

 2021-03-07 15:39 

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Campbell community briefs for the week of March 12...

Grocery Outlet opens Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opened a new location Feb. 18 at 100 N. San Tomas Aquino Road. The new store employs 33 people. Store hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Stores in the grocery chain are independently operated by local familie...

 2021-03-07 15:36 

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Milpitas community briefs for the week of March 12...

Reason to smile San Jose resident Gabriela Alvarez has a reason to smile thanks to two local oral surgeons who started the Second Chance program. Alvarez, 54, was selected last Thanksgiving to receive a free full-arch restoration treatment, a $50,000 smil...

 2021-03-07 15:31 

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Opera San Jose, TheatreWorks partner for 'Puccini'...

For the world premiere livestream of "Hershey Felder, Puccini," TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has partnered with a company that knows a thing or two about staging operas by the famed composer. Opera San Jose is the co-presenter of "Puccini,"...

 2021-03-07 15:30 

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What Time is the NBA All-Star Game?...

How to watch the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, time, live stream info, lineups and more....

 2021-03-07 15:19 

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Virtual camera club show offers art gallery experience...

The gallery where members of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Camera Club are exhibiting their photos shows off the shots to great effect. Visitors can view more than 100 images, taken by both professionals and amateurs, in two rooms dedicated to color and creative...

 2021-03-07 15:10 

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San Jose community briefs for the week of March 12...

YMCA survey The YMCA of Silicon Valley is looking for teenagers, parents and residents with special needs to give feedback on the nonprofit's services in San Jose. YMCA leaders are planning to create new programs, particularly ones that address needs ...

 2021-03-07 15:00 

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TV this week: Oprah interviews Prince Harry and Meghan...

Also, 'The Masked Singer' introduces a fun new twist for Season 5...

 2021-03-07 15:00 

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After rampant COVID cases and mass vaccines, is California's prison system nearing 'herd immunity'?...

As vaccinations soar and infections plummet, COVID researchers are watching California prisons to develop strategies to defeat the pandemic outside prison walls....

 2021-03-07 14:52 

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Los Gatans want to travel, dine out more as restrictions ease...

It's great news that so many are getting their COVID-19 vaccines, and that Santa Clara County is back in the red tier as of this writing. In a casual poll as to what people are looking forward to most as restrictions are lifted, the top answers, hands...

 2021-03-07 14:45 

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Sunnyvale community briefs for the week of March 12...

Reason to smile San Jose resident Gabriela Alvarez has a reason to smile thanks to two local oral surgeons who started the Second Chance program. Alvarez, 54, was selected last Thanksgiving to receive a free full-arch restoration treatment, a $50,000 smil...

 2021-03-07 14:30 

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They said it: He's lived through many a trying time...

Quote of the week....

 2021-03-07 14:25 

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East Bay mom's porch pantry, food deliveries help feed community...

Heather Ochoa picks up food donations and delivers food daily to those in need....

 2021-03-07 14:00 

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Latest line: A good week for high school athletes, bad one for Recology...

The Newsom Administration settled lawsuits that will enable indoor high school sports in California such as basketball and volleyball can begin with testing and other safety measures....

 2021-03-07 14:00 

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COVID: Bay Area commuters got their lives back by working from home. Are they willing to give that up?...

After a year of measuring commutes in steps rather than hours, many in the Bay Area are wondering whether they will ever go back to the daily grind....

 2021-03-07 14:00 

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Fremont: Fate of controversial 'Niles Gateway' development to be decided Tuesday...

The decision by the Fremont City Council will likely culminate more than five years of planning efforts and legal wrangling over the so-called Niles Gateway Project....

 2021-03-07 13:00 

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Me & My Car: Livermore's man '57 Chevy Nomad a dream come true...

The hardtop station wagon never sold well but was a head-turner that got rave reviews for its styling....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

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Horoscopes March 7, 2021: Bryan Cranston and Wanda Sykes share advice...

Sagittarius, don't get angry; get even....

 2021-03-07 11:00 

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Bridge: March 7, 2021...

"My partner threw me a curveball in the auction," a club player told me. "He opened one diamond, and I bid one heart. I know what a jump to three diamonds by him would have meant — about 16 points and six good diamonds — but he reb...

 2021-03-07 11:00 

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Word Game: March 7, 2021...

TODAY'S WORD — ECLECTICISM (ECLECTICISM: eh-KLEK-tih-siz-em: The practice of using elements from various sources.) Average mark 40 words Time limit 60 minutes Can you find 55 or more words in ECLECTICISM? TODAY'S WORD — ECLECTICISM ecl...

 2021-03-07 10:00 

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Ask Amy: He says I won't tell his wife what he's been doing. Should I call his bluff?...

Plus: Their gift of a sex toy offended me and my husband. The cat likes it, though....

 2021-03-07 09:00 

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Dear Abby: How can I get my ring back without tipping off my boyfriend's wife?...

I don't want to cause her any pain, but it's a family heirloom....

 2021-03-07 05:54 

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Sharks' offense goes silent again as Golden Knights sweep series...

NHL: Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights stymie San Jose Sharks, who have lost three straight...

 2021-03-07 03:45 

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'Roughest road in Northern California' doesn't even get snow and ice: Roadshow...

Readers call out four Bay Area roads for potholes. When will they be fixed?...

 2021-03-07 03:31 

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San Jose Sharks winger scratched from game vs. Golden Knights...

NHL: San Jose Sharks winger Timo Meier is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury...

 2021-03-07 02:48 

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East San Jose shooting leaves victim with life-threatening injuries...

Authorities said the shooting was reported just after 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Bowling Green Drive and Alvin Avenue....

 2021-03-07 02:17 

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The Latest: Vegas benefits as Nevada eases some virus rules...

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed an emergency order adjusting the minimum distance between performers and audience members that previously challenged the return of productions in Las Vegas....

 2021-03-07 02:11 

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Saturday Night Five: As with football, Oregon stands to gain at USC's expense (but the situations are nothing alike)...

The Ducks were gifted a chance to win the Pac-12 football title over USC. The situation looks similar in basketball, but there are crucial differences....

 2021-03-07 01:11 

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Thousands of Microsoft customers may have been victims of hack tied to China...

Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China...

 2021-03-06 23:57 

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Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in Floyd's death...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor's mansion on Saturday to demand accountability for police officers, days before a former Minneapolis officer is scheduled to go on trial in the death of George F...

 2021-03-06 23:42 

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Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence...

PLAINS OF UR, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq's holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country's top Shiite cleric Saturday, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in...

 2021-03-06 23:36 

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Bay Area TV Sports: What to watch on Sunday-Monday...

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 cancellations or postponements, listed game times and dates may change. Sunday TV/Radio Spring baseball Phillies at Yankees 10 a.m. MLB Reds vs. Giants noon 680 College men's basketball Memphis at Houston 9 a.m. CBS Big South Tou...

 2021-03-06 23:34 

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Journalists' group calls for release of reporters in Myanmar...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Society of Professional Journalists, saying it is "frustrated and fed up" with the arrests of reporters doing their jobs, has called on Myanmar to release Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five others detained...

 2021-03-06 23:07 

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SF Giants' Cueto looks like old self against former team, Longoria reaps benefits of new lineup...

"I think last year we showed we could be a good offensive group and I think we've added to that this year. The expectations are pretty high for us internally."...

 2021-03-06 22:58 

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Oakland A's takeaways: What's up with A.J. Puk? Plus, why the A's are ecstatic to have fans back at the Coliseum...

No news is good news for A.J. Puk. Plus, Melvin and Olson share thoughts on fans in the stands....

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