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HP, Dell in Bidding War over 3Par

HP, Dell in Bidding War over 3Par

HP and Dell are involved in a bidding war over Fremont-based 3Par, the world’s “fourth fastest growing technology company,” which produces hardware disc arrays and storage management software. The company closed at $26.03 on Thursday, 50 percent higher than at the start of trading, as a result.

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Busy Day for the SJFD

Busy Day for the SJFD

Thursday was one of those days for the SJFD that might make people wonder whether threatening to lay off firefighters makes any sense at all.  After dealing with three morning fires before most people were even awake, fire crews spent much of the early afternoon tackling a 15-acre brush fire at Santa Teresa County Park.

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Fall Theater Preview

Fall Theater Preview

Silicon Valley residents can count themselves lucky to be surrounded by leading theater companies. Here’s a roundup of the fall’s most promising theatrical productions from TheatreWorks, San Jose Rep, City Lights, San Jose Stage Company and more.

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Alum Rock Park to Reopen

Alum Rock Park to Reopen

Alum Rock Park was closed yesterday, and there was no access or activities for people seeking a place to escape from the scorching heat. The problem was the scorching heat. Authorities determined that the high temperatures were conducive to extreme fire conditions, especially considering the fire that has been raging on nearby Mount Diablo.

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Axis of Elegance

Axis of Elegance

Situated on North Almaden Boulevard a few blocks from the Guadalupe Expressway, The Axis’s angles and setbacks help define downtown San Jose’s ever-urbanizing skyline. The condos are all different from one another. There is a variety of floor plans and balcony spaces to choose from—they look out to different views, and each has its own feel.

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A Glimpse of the New Stadium

A Glimpse of the New Stadium

It may not exist. It may not even have a team yet. Still, the design team at Threesixty Architecture has put together the first renderings of what San Jose’s proposed MLB stadium may look like one day.  Over on the Baseball San Jose blog, comments are generally positive, with people commenting on the overall architecture, the gentle curve that follows the Guadalupe River, and especially how it will revitalize downtown.

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Team San Jose Under Fire

Team San Jose Under Fire

The city’s problems with Team San Jose are coming to a head. Last Wednesday, City Finance Director Scott Johnson sent a notice of default to CEO Dan Fenton, denying it access to municipal funds. TSJ had overspent its budget by $750,000. San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo calls the notice “a wake-up call for the council” and is calling for an expanded audit.

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Street Racers Locked Up

Street Racers Locked Up

Last October, Emmanuel Pourmand, 22, and Joseph Inocencio, 19, were racing down Branham Lane in one of the frequent drag races that plague that quiet stretch of road. Pourmand lost control of his vehicle and hit a Volkswagen driven by Alyson Snow, 20, killing her instantly. On Friday, a judge sentenced Pourmand to the maximum nine years in prison, while Inocencio received six years and eight months.

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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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