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SJSU’s Smashmouth Coach

SJSU’s Smashmouth Coach

San Jose State’s new football coach, Mike MacIntyre, expects his team to be victorious. But he might have to wait a couple weeks before getting that first win. The Spartans open the season by traveling to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama’s Crimson Tide, the No. 1 team in the nation. The so-called “body bag” game is followed by a game against Wisconsin, the No. 12 ranked team in the nation.

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City Begins Search for New Police Chief

City Begins Search for New Police Chief

SJPD Chief Rob Davis will be retiring at the end of September, and the city is shifting into high gear to find a replacement for him. It will be no easy task. The department is faced with tough budget cuts, which may not affect performance yet, but certainly affect the morale of its officers, who have seen salaries, benefits, and even positions slashed year after year.

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State Looks for Businesses Who Failed to File Tax Returns

State Looks for Businesses Who Failed to File Tax Returns

Facing a $19 billion budget deficit, the state has sent notices to 40,000 California businesses who have failed to file their tax returns for 2008. It is an effort to begin to close the tax gap between taxes owed and taxes paid. This comes to $6.5 billion dollars, or about one-third of the current deficit.

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Police Crack Down on Telephoning Drivers

Police Crack Down on Telephoning Drivers

It’s the law. Drivers may not speak on the phone while driving unless they are using a hands-free device. Police are cracking down, and have already issued 1,600 tickets across the Bay Area for people who fail to comply. Of these, 600 have been issued in Santa Clara County during the latest crackdown … and yesterday was only Day Two.

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Mineta Fights Sinky Problem

Mineta Fights Sinky Problem

Travellers passing through Mineta Airport’s Terminal A will hardly notice anything different. Employees of Continental, United, JetBlue, and US Airways feel differently. For the past five months, since the terminal was renovated, they have complained that the office area often smells like a sewer.

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Cambrian 36 Protests Annexation

Cambrian 36 Protests Annexation

San Jose wants to annex Cambrian 36, an unincorporated bit of land just 103 acres in size, jutting into San Jose along the border with Campbell. The courts want the city to annex it too, and have ordered City Hall to annex various unincorporated areas around the county.

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Facebook Is Following You

Facebook Is Following You

The half-billion people registered on Facebook are free to give up a little more privacy. The social networking site has launched a new service dubbed “Places.” With just a click on a button, you can let your Facebook friends know where you are around the clock via mobile phone.

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Cop Finds Suspect in Bathroom

Cop Finds Suspect in Bathroom

San Jose police officer Edgar Ramirez was looking for the last suspect in a violent robbery that had just taken place in a Blossom Hill Check ‘N’ Go store. Then nature called. Ramirez asked some construction workers where he could relieve himself and was directed to a restroom in a vacant apartment. But something just wasn’t right there, so as he entered, Ramirez pulled out his gun.

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Intel to Acquire McAfee

Intel to Acquire McAfee

Intel has announced that it will be purchasing McAfee, the antivirus software and computer security company headquartered in Santa Clara. The purchase is still pending shareholder approval, regulatory clearances and other customary conditions.

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Hector Manuel’s Acta Non Verba

Hector Manuel’s Acta Non Verba

San Jose designer Hector Manuel says he aims to make clothing that enables women to feel sexy and empowered. That’s why he named his label Acta Non Verba, Latin for “Actions, Not Words.”

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