McLeod Bethel-Thompson has made his way back to the Bay Area this year after winning a roster spot on the Arena Football League’s San Jose SaberCats. It’s been quite the journey for Bethel-Thompson, as he’s bounced around California before finally landing the backup gig behind veteran quarterback Mark Grieb. Read More
Allegations of practicing without a license and charging $300 an hour for health care that included eating watermelon and soaking in a hot tub could land a San Jose alternative health care provider in prison for up to three years.
Eugene Vasin, 54, had had only brief medical training in his native Ukraine when he began treating a Belmont woman with multiple sclerosis as well as her ill daughter in 2009 and 2010, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Read More
Signal problems are causing minor Caltrain delays this morning, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.Northbound train No. 329, a Baby Bullet express train that was scheduled to leave the Tamien station in San Jose at 7:56 a.m., is 12 minutes behind schedule, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Read More
Fans of anime will be in San Jose this weekend celebrating Japanese art and popular culture as well as raising money for a good cause at FanimeCon.The convention, which hosted over 16,000 fans in 2010, kicks off today at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and runs through Monday, organizers said.The annual anime celebration will feature costumes, music, games, parties, panels and international guests. Read More
Signal problems have caused 10-minute delays to two northbound trains Wednesday morning, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.The affected trains are Baby Bullet train No. 319, which was scheduled to depart San Jose at 6:56 a.m., and train No. 217, which left Gilroy at 6:07 a.m. Read More
If medals were given for smiles, Dinh Tran would get the gold.
As he practiced his figure skating program on a recent Saturday morning, Tran exuded complete joy on the ice. He smiled as he twirled in the air; he smiled as he received direction from his coach; he smiled as he allowed other skaters the right of way; he smiled as he spotted an old friend that had come to interview him; he even smiled as he repeatedly tumbled to the ice while attempting new loops and axels. Read More
San Jose’s John Vasconcellos presided over the Assembly’s budget committee for many years in the 1970s and 1980s, and, being the liberal Democrat he was, he frequently railed about a lack of money for what he considered to be vital public services. Read More
An hour before one of the most sensitive votes to revitalize a blighted area of Market Street by giving companies such as Twitter a six-year payroll tax break to move in, two San Jose city council members are reminding everyone that the Silicon Valley doesn’t believe in such payroll taxes. Read More
Regional planning officials will meet next week to discuss ways to improve access to the region’s three main airports.The Regional Airport Plan is a project overseen by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission -- the Bay Area’s lead planning agency -- and has not been updated since 2009.In a series of meetings next week, planners will outline new goals for connecting passengers efficiently with hubs in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. Read More
A man who was severely beaten at the Redwood City Caltrain station on Friday night has made slight improvements, but remains in critical condition, a Caltrain spokeswoman said Monday morning. Read More