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Stanford’s New Star Quarterback

Stanford’s New Star Quarterback

Premier football intangibles, a great work ethic and a charismatic personality have made Andrew Luck the face of the Stanford Cardinal. With the loss of Toby Gerhart, last season’s Cardinal starting running back and Heisman Trophy runner-up (now playing in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings), the team’s heavy running offense from last year is expected to revert to the pass-heavy style that had the school being called “Quarterback U” in its prime.

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Coyote Population Increasing Dangerously

Coyote Population Increasing Dangerously

The coyote population is exploding along Saratoga Creek in Santa Clara County, with calls complaining about the animals double what they were last year. Some areas, particularly around the town of Saratoga, have already issued warnings to local residents, urging them to keep their pets indoors and small children tended.

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

In the war for more eyeballs, Google and Facebook are competing for new audiences by offering users rentable movies and free fantasy sports leagues. Google is negotiating with Hollywood studios to stream hit movies directly to viewers for a fee. Facebook and Electronic Arts are offering a free fantasy football app.

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Adios Mexicana Airlines

Adios Mexicana Airlines

Normally, a problem some people face is how to get from Mexico into the United States. Not so this weekend. As the clock struck midnight on Saturday, Mexicana Airlines stopped flying out of San Jose’s Mineta Airport, leaving dozens of passengers stranded. They had few options. The airline also, which is facing bankruptcy, also stopped flying out of San Francisco and Oakland.

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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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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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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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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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