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Bay Area boasts record-high tourism numbers

Out of California's 58 counties, 51 of them saw an increase in spending directly related to travel, including all nine Bay Area counties. In Alameda County, jobs created from Bay Area travel have increased by an average of 1.2 percent each year since 1992, with a total of 28,550 jobs in 2015, according to the Visit California report. Those projects include airport renovations, as well as new retail, restaurant and cultural amenities.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
5 Points

Bay Area traffic ignites backlash against boom, new poll suggests

"We understand residents' aggravation with traffic, but we're not giving up on the problem."Contact George Avalos at 408-859-5167. And 64 percent of people with household incomes of $125,000 or more said it is more difficult to get around.More people are driving by themselves. An estimated 79 percent of respondents are driving in a car alone, up from 74 percent a year ago.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
5 Points

Money One-third of Bay Area residents hope to leave soon, poll finds

Just 37 percent of Santa Clara County residents believe the Bay Area is headed in the right direction, and only 33 percent of San Francisco residents think the region is on the right track. More than one-third of Bay Area residents say they are ready to leave in the next few years, citing high housing costs and traffic as the region's biggest problems, according to a poll released Monday.Of the 1,000 people polled by the Bay Area Council, 34 percent said they are considering leaving.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
12 Points

Solar plane leaving Moffett Field on start of cross-country trip

Bertrand Piccard flew Solar Impulse 2 from Hawaii to Moffett Field last month and Andre Borschberg will take it on to Phoenix Goodyear Airport near Phoenix, Arizona, starting at 5 a.m. The trip to the Phoenix area is the start of pilots' plan to cross the United States and make the first-ever round-the-world trip in a solar plane. The plane flies by collecting energy from the sun in more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
4 Points

Los Gatos: CrossFit instructor climbs 25-foot wall to rescue Highway 17 crash victims

"She actually asked me what happened; she knew I appeared out of nowhere."People who know Pena say he's a great guy and called his actions "remarkable." His admirers include Santa Clara County firefighter Scott Graham, who met Pena at the Swim and Racquet Club three years ago. Coincidentally, Graham was one of the accident's first responders."I was surprised to see him up on the highway with a child in his arms," Graham said.
San Jose Mercury News
30/04
26 Points

School taxes in three districts on Tuesday ballots

If passed, it could be the first parcel tax in California to fluctuate with enrollment.All the measures require two-thirds approval to pass.The district has been pondering how to keep up services as enrollment has steadily grown. The existing parcel tax is $119.In the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, Measure A would extend for eight years a $49 parcel tax. If its passes, the district could charge $2.20 annually for every additional enrolled student over the current enrollment of 2,938.
San Jose Mercury News
30/04
19 Points

Police: Older son said he killed father in California

Patrick Guire said in court documents accompanying a criminal complaint filed Friday.Guire said Golamrabbi's younger brother, Omar, told investigators that Hasib Golamrabbi killed both parents, and then asked him to check the garage where his father was killed to make sure no blood was seeping out before the two drove off to an anime convention in Oakland. His wife was an accountant."This is one of those tragedies nobody ever wants to be in," mosque spokesman Faisal Yazadi said.
The Denver Post
30/04
7 Points

Money Bay Area traffic ignites backlash against boom, new poll suggests

"We understand residents' aggravation with traffic, but we're not giving up on the problem."Contact George Avalos at 408-859-5167. And 64 percent of people with household incomes of $125,000 or more said it is more difficult to get around.More people are driving by themselves. An estimated 79 percent of respondents are driving in a car alone, up from 74 percent a year ago.
San Jose Mercury News
29/04
24 Points

Bay Area traffic ignites backlash against boom, new poll suggests

"We understand residents' aggravation with traffic, but we're not giving up on the problem."Contact George Avalos at 408-859-5167. And 64 percent of people with household incomes of $125,000 or more said it is more difficult to get around.More people are driving by themselves. An estimated 79 percent of respondents are driving in a car alone, up from 74 percent a year ago.
San Jose Mercury News
29/04
5 Points
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San Jose man says brother innocent of killing parents

“But I can’t say anything without a lawyer.”Asked if his 17-year-old brother, who is being held at a juvenile facility, played any role in the killings, Golamrabbi was emphatic: “No, and that’s all I can say. The older of two brothers suspected of killings their parents in San Jose, Calif., said in a jailhouse interview that his teenage brother was not involved in the slayings.“I want everyone to know what happened,” Hasib Golamrabbi, 22, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
USA Today
29/04
3 Points
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Son accused of grisly parent murder says ‘wait for the trial’ to find out truth

Above, a makeshift memorial of roses and prayer candles is seen outside their home.
Daily News
29/04
20 Points

Money Bay Area real estate: Coldwell Banker exec predicts upbeat 2016 market

"That's the way you make it in this world: focus and hard work."MIKE JAMESAge: 58Job: Regional president for Coldwell BankerBackground: Grew up in Southern CaliforniaResidence: Walnut CreekMilitary service: U.S. Contact Richard Scheinin at 408-920-5069, read his stories at www.mercurynews.com/richard-scheinin, and follow him at Twitter.com/realestaterag.5 FACTS ABOUT MIKE JAMES1. Some agents say it is.A In the last quarter we saw a little bit of what would be perceived as softening.
San Jose Mercury News
29/04
11 Points

White powder on bus closes Palo Alto Transit Center

to a report of a substance found on a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus at the center, located off of University Avenue and El Camino Real, sheriff's Capt. Bay City NewsPALO ALTO -- A substance found on a bus that prompted the Palo Alto Transit Center to close this morning turned out to be sheetrock powder, a Santa Clara County sheriff's captain said.Deputies responded shortly after 7:30 a.m.
San Jose Mercury News
29/04
3 Points

Roadshow: Saluting Dennis Kennedy, a Roadshow favorite

Tom ScottMorgan HillA More than 600 projects worth nearly $49 billion were submitted for consideration to the VTA by agencies throughout the county. Half of the $240 million it would raise would go toward widening Highway 25 to four lanes.Q It seems like there are many good things in the work list for the VTA tax proposal. Is there a possibility you might say a few words in a Roadshow article. Are there plans to do something about the dangerous Highway 25 exit to Hollister off Highway 101.
San Jose Mercury News
28/04
3 Points
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