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Bay Area strongly backs DACA, but still has reservations about undocumented immigrants, poll finds

As Congress prepares to vote this week on a measure that could decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in the …

Immigration

Furniture store poised to be downtown San Jose fitness club

SAN JOSE — A fitness center is poised to open in downtown San Jose now that an East Bay company has purchased the site of a long-time furniture store …

Santa Clara County

He told his friends his vest was stab-proof and offered to demonstrate. It wasn’t.

<b>By Kyle Swenson | The Washington Post</b><p>Five days after his 22nd birthday, Jordan Easton was celebrating with friends at a house in northeast England …

Crime

Where do the “Three Californias” converge? A clothing-optional hot springs, of course.

<i>Click here if you are having trouble viewing video on a mobile device.</i><p>FRESNO-SAN BENITO-MERCED COUNTY JUNCTION — If California splits into three …

California

Cop accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl, threatening to have mother deported if she spoke up

<b>By Samantha Schmidt | The Washington Post</b><p>A sheriff’s deputy in Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening to deport …

Immigration

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

<b>By BRIAN MELLEY | The Associated Press</b><p>LOS ANGELES — California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a …

Los Angeles

Huey Lewis among the millions suffering from ear issues

Huey Lewis was in the news recently (sorry, couldn’t resist) regarding his recent diagnosis of Meniere’s disease, and as a result, his cancellation …

Physiotherapy

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

<b>By MARI YAMAGUCHI and KEN MORITSUGU | The Associated Press</b><p>TOKYO — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday after a powerful …

Natural Disasters

California’s Blue Wave watch: Why Republicans should be worried

<b>By Ben Christopher, CALmatters</b><p>Ballots are still being counted, but last week’s election is already offering good news for Democrats hoping to take …

Elections

DUI memorial sign to be replaced on Highway 85: Roadshow

<b>Q:</b> I wrote to you after a column you wrote about highway memorial DUI signs in 2007.<p>My brother, Juan Pena Jr., was killed on Highway 85 near Fremont …

San Jose

What happens now with IHOP’s name change campaign?

Can people wrap their brains around IHOb?<p>That’s the challenge that faces IHOP, the Glendale-based restaurant chain, after it flipped the uppercase …

Social Media

Saga of same-sex marriage in California: It’s legal, but it hasn’t been without a fight

June is big month for weddings, and for legislation about same-sex marriage. On June 16, 2008, clerks in several California counties began issuing …

Same-sex Marriage

TV tonight: The ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’

TV picks for Monday, June 18<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC):</b> Clay’s stunning exit only revs up the already fierce competition for Becca’s …

Tiffany Haddish

Three dead, dozens injured in western Japan earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing …

Natural Disasters

Trump associate reveals contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign

By Manuel Roig-Franzia and Rosalind S. Helderman<br>Washington Post<p>MIAMI – One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone – the political dark sorcerer and …

Donald Trump

Democrats rush to border to decry family separation

(Bloomberg) — Democrats escalated their attacks on President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from parents who illegally cross …

Immigration

Border Patrol chase leads to five deaths

BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a …

Immigration

Lucroy caps off A’s late comeback with walk-off vs Angels in extras

OAKLAND — In a home stand where the A’s had been battered and bruised for the most part, they closed it out showing they still have some fight left …

Baseball

Fremont police seek missing resident

FREMONT — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a missing senior resident Sunday.<p>Mirja Coldicott, 78, was last seen in the 45000 block …

Fremont

Gunmen injure 22 at New Jersey art festival

By MIKE CATALINI and RON TODT<p>TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people …

New Jersey

Two home runs, Stratton’s quality start help Giants change fortunes in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES–A team wearing blue won all three games of the weekend series at Dodger Stadium, but the Giants managed to avoid a sweep at the hands of …

Major League Baseball

Gallery supporting black artists fighting eviction from West Oakland warehouse

OAKLAND — In Tigrinya, the language of Hager Asefaha’s native Eritrea, “Alena” literally means, “We are here.”<p>It was with this sense of place and …

Real Estate

Actor Sterling K. Brown tells Stanford grads to shine a light

Actor Sterling K. Brown urged Stanford University’s 2018 graduates to let their lights shine, not just for themselves, but for the enrichment and …

Sterling K. Brown

Letter: Supreme Court ruling shows Trump supports religious values

Supreme Court ruling shows<br>Trump backs religious values<p>I am truly shocked that Joan Visser could say that Donald Trump is a symptom of declining …

LGBTQI

Giants wearing blue, resting key starters against Dodgers

LOS ANGELES–Don’t expect the Giants to look like themselves on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.<p>They’ll wear a baby blue tone that’s only a few shades off …

Major League Baseball

Weekend Sonoma diving incident claims Fremont man’s life

SONOMA — A scuba diver identified as a 51-year-old Fremont man died during a weekend visit to a state park, authorities said Sunday.<p>Just before 2:30 …

California

3 California music festivals every music fan should attend at least once

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device</i><p>Already hit Outside Lands? Here are three more hot California music …

Festivals

5 must-try food carts at Outside Lands

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device</i><p>The Outside Lands experience offers not only an eclectic array of musical …

Food Trucks

Outside Lands: Rocking Golden Gate Park

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device</i><p>Tens of thousands of music lovers turn out each year for San Francisco’s …

Festivals

UCSF researcher, a rising star in study of ALS, now ravaged by disease

<b>By Laurie McGinley | Washington Post</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO — Rahul Desikan sits at his dining room table, a large computer screen before him, and works on his …

San Francisco