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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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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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The Business Candidate?

The Business Candidate?

Minh Duong, the pro-business, Chamber of Commerce–endorsed City Council candidate, has made his business experience the central theme of his campaign to oust District 7 Councilmember Madison Nguyen. He believes his knowledge of budgets and finance can help the economically-strapped city better manage its money. Duong’s own business acumen, however, may not rise to the level his talking points suggest.

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Questions Following Fire

Questions Following Fire

When the devastating fire broke out just before dawn at Trace Elementary school, a local official was immediately notified … by email. To put it simply, the fire broke out, and an email was sent to the official, who was still lying in bed, fast asleep. Presumably, the official would only have found out after he woke up, had his first cup of coffee, showered, and turned on his computer, or whatever his daily schedule might be.

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Oracle Takes on Google

Oracle Takes on Google

Google has been getting a lot of flack lately, mostly because of the two-Internets plan it announced with Verizon last week, and its efforts to compete with Facebook. The latest challenge comes from Oracle, another Silicon Valley giant, which is suing Google for patent infringement.

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San Jose Receives Biogas Grant

San Jose Receives Biogas Grant

In 2009, San Jose decided that one of the best ways to become energy independent was to be the first city in the U.S. to generate its electricity through an organics-to-energy biogas facility. This vision will come a step closer when the city receives a $1.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to construct a biomethane production demonstration project.

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Judge to Rule on Giant Emerald

Judge to Rule on Giant Emerald

Two San Jose men appeared in court yesterday over ownership of an 840 lb. monster emerald found in the emerald forests of the Amazon. The enormous, 180,000 carat rock was first found in Brazil in 2001. At the time, a mining expert from San Jose named Ken Conetto allegedly made an agreement with the actual miners that proceeds from the sale of the rock would be split between them. He says they shook on it, and that was that.

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Municipal Rose Garden: The Best

Municipal Rose Garden: The Best

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden was placed on probation just five years ago by All-America Rose Selections, a nationwide association of rose growers. Yesterday,  it was named “America’s Best Rose Garden.” It’s quite an achievement considering that parks and gardens have been pruned in the budget during these difficult economic times. The award citation praises the garden for its “beauty” and “creativity,” but no less for its “overall contribution to the community.”

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