A limousine taking nine women to a party erupted in flames, killing five of the passengers, authorities and the mother of one of the survivors said Sunday.
The limo caught fire at around 10 p.m. Saturday on one of the busiest bridges on San Francisco Bay, California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel told The Associated Press. Read More
SAN JOSE — He thought he had done enough, and so did the 13,500 backers who vehemently booed the final verdict.
Gilbert Melendez, the adopted San Franciscan whose long awaited shot at Benson Henderson’s UFC lightweight championship was self admittedly the culmination of an 11-year career, lost Saturday night.
But not by much. Read More
SAN JOSE — Saying he hopes to keep the matter out of the courts, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A's pursuit of a San Jose ballpark.
Reed's letter asking for the sit-down — sent on Tuesday — said a meeting would also help "resolve any lingering issues about our commitment to having the A's home plate be located in San Jose," the San Jose Mercury News reported (http://bit.ly/12el71k). Read More
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Wherever Allen Crabbe went, Syracuse's zone defense followed.
With the Pac-12 Player of the Year bottled up by the Orange, California had little chance to advance in the NCAA tournament despite having the home-crowd advantage. Read More
A federal appeals court in San Francisco today reinstated the murder conviction and death penalty of a Santa Clara County man who has been on death row for 33 years.
A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2011 decision in which a federal district judge in Oakland overturned the conviction of Marvin Pete Walker, 53, and ordered a new trial. Read More
Notable among the 180 films from 40 countries screening in San Jose at Cinequest Film Festival 23 is the world premiere of director Thomas Farone’s “Aftermath” starring the late Chris Penn — it was the last film Penn made before he died in 2006. Read More
A man with an assault rifle in his vehicle removed his clothes and brandished a samurai sword at police in west San Jose for more than two hours Tuesday morning before he was arrested while trying to flee, a police spokesman said.
Coco Bennett, 29, whose residence is unknown, was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon and possessing an assault rifle, police spokesman Officer Albert Morales said. Read More
Jorge Villagran is used to the sight of teal jerseys spilling out of his restaurant on December nights. Zapata’s is usually brimming with patrons who throw down beefy burritos, slam back frosty beverages and rock out to live music before heading across the street to HP Pavilion to watch their beloved Sharks.
But on a recent Saturday night, the place was nearly empty. Read More
Robbie Keane scored two goals and Mike Magee added another as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Wednesday night to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory in the teams' Western Conference semifinal series.
Alan Gordon gave San Jose hope in the 82nd minute when he put away a miss-hit shot from Justin Morrow for his first career playoff goal. But the Earthquakes could not find the equalizer they needed to force overtime. Read More
Aiming for the opposition’s head during a free kick — a trainer once told San Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernárdez in his native Honduras — increases one’s chance to score.
But usually, the opponent moves for cover.
Sunday in the final moments of stoppage time in the opening leg of the Western Conference semifinals in Los Angeles, Bernárdez took a free kick.
And Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, likewise, moved for cover. Read More