Santa Clara

San Jose: High-end car dealer sentenced for tax evasion

SAN JOSE — A former high-end used car dealer has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to pay more than $400,000 in sales taxes, …

San Jose

The Ins and Outs of Lying, According to Three Experts on Honesty

In an era of alternative facts, the science behind deception is more relevant than ever. For our February 2018 "Naked Issue," Robert Feldman, a professor of psychology and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Michael Slepian, a social psychologist and professor at Columbia …

Psychology

Full autonomy is years away, but here’s what’s next on autonomy’s wild ride

We’ve come a long way since 2009 when Google launched its stunningly ambitious self-driving car initiative. Nearly a decade later, it’s easy to consider widespread autonomy to be a fait accompli, an achievement on the cusp of attainment. It’s fun to imagine a future with all cars and trucks on …

Transportation

36-Hour Police Standoff in San Jose Ends Peacefully

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-hour police standoff at a Northern California hotel ended peacefully when a suspect with multiple felony …

Policing

Even without top-three pick, 49ers could still find QB-needy trade partner

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For the majority of the 2017 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers seemed to be on the long walk toward a pick in the top two or …

Baker Mayfield

Colin Kaepernick named finalist for prestigious NFLPA award

The NFL’s most famous unemployed quarterback is under consideration for a prestigious award.<p>Colin Kaepernick, who took his last snap with the 49ers nearly 13 months ago, is one of five finalists for the NFLPA’s Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award. Kaepernick is making good on his 2016 pledge …

Seattle Seahawks

Reform-inspired jail oversight, building plan approved in Santa Clara County

SAN JOSE — The memory of Michael Tyree, a mentally ill Santa Clara County inmate infamously murdered at the hands of correctional deputies three …

Santa Clara County

Voters will consider recall of judge in Stanford rape case

Silicon Valley voters will decide in June whether to recall a judge criticized for his handling of the case of a former Stanford University swimmer …

Justice

Milpitas robbery suspect was behind San Jose hotel standoff, police say

SAN JOSE — A man wanted in an armed home robbery in Milpitas earlier this month was behind the 34-hour police standoff at a South San Jose hotel that …

Crime

Less than 10% of Gmail Users Employ Two-Factor Authentication

1/23/2018<br>12:05 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Google software engineer reveals lack of user adoption for stronger authentication.<p>Looks like you've hit your article limit. …

Security

USA Diving - Events

Date<p>Title<p>Location<p>Feb. 23 - 25, 2018<p>Rostock, Germany<p>March 09 - 11, 2018<p>Beijing, China<p>March 15 - 17, 2018<p>Fuji, Japan<p>April 18 - 22, 2018<p>Oxford, …

Team USA

Are we trashing the final frontier?

Scientists directing space missions take care not to spoil areas that hold potential for life. But when it comes to other areas of space, the mandate …

Space Exploration

49ers will face 5 teams with new head coaches in 2018

It's tough being a first-year head coach in the NFL. Kyle Shanahan got his rookie season out of the way and heads into his second offseason as the …

Pat Shurmur

Home buying in the Bay Area — act fast

If you see a Bay Area home sale listing, don’t blink. You’ll miss it.<p>Limited housing supply is driving prices sky-high and forcing buyers to move …

Real Estate

Which 49ers on injured reserve last year return in 2018?

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Garrett Celek #88 of the San Francisco 49ers is carted off the field due to a leg injury during their NFL game against …

NFL

San Jose: Fallen CHP officer remembered at vigil

SAN JOSE — Dozens gathered in front of City Hall on Monday night to pay tribute to rookie CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri Sr., who was killed Christmas …

San Jose

Rose Garden/Willow Glen sports briefs

Volleyball<p>Registration for 2018 Spring programs in Saratoga and Los Gatos for the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) is now open.<p>The …

Santa Clara County

Prep basketball rankings: Bay Area News Group boys, girls Top 20

<b>Boys</b><p>No. 1 Salesian (19-1)<br>Previous ranking: 1<br>Last week: 2-0<p>No. 2 Bellarmine (14-2)<br>Previous ranking: 2<br>Last week: 2-0<p>No. 3 Bishop O’Dowd (12-5)<br>Previous …

College Football

Boy dies after surgery to remove 10-pound tumor from his face

MIAMI — A Cuban teenager has died, days after doctors in Miami removed a 10-pound tumor from his face.<p>The Miami Herald reports that 14-year-old …

San Francisco Bay Area

Alexa’s cousins have plans to infiltrate the financial industry

Could an automated assistant report to a chief financial officer? A robot vice-president, after all, might be ideal for repetitive tasks like looking up data from statements and preparing charts. Some support functions like billing and collections are mundane and mistake-prone enough that it seems …

Finance

A Super Bowl victory still wouldn't make Zach Ertz the most accomplished athlete in his own house

PHILADELPHIA — As the clock ticked down to the fairy tale moment Zach Ertz and his wife had imagined together, his Philadelphia Eagles teammates’ …

Zach Ertz

Study asks: Why are young Catholics going, going, gone?

At a time when more young people than ever before are leaving the church, a new report is attempting to understand why so many have "disaffiliated" …

Catholicism

What The Super Bowl Costs You In Taxes

This year's Super Bowl will be held Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which exists because Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota handed …

Investing

Google engineer says only 10 percent of Google accounts use two-factor authentication

A Google engineer speaking at the annual Usenix Enigma conference in Santa Clara, California has revealed that only 10 percent of active Google …

Security

49ers’ Trent Taylor: A WR unlike his predecessors

It was a low bar, but 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor sure soared over it in 2017.<p>As a rookie, the fifth-round pick had 43 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns, which are jaw-dropping numbers when compared to the first-year figures posted by the wideouts drafted by Trent Baalke.<p>After Baalke …

San Francisco Bay Area

How do you grade 49ers waivers addition Cassius Marsh?

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up the 2017 season and have begun their work to prepare for 2018 free agency and the draft. We’ll be breaking down …

San Francisco 49ers

NVIDIA Wants Retailers to Favor Gamers Over Miners | Investopedia

Chipmaker NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA) wants retailers to prioritize gaming customers over cryptocurrency miners when selling its graphics processing units …

Cryptocurrency

Marcus Davenport, Rashaad Penny among Senior Bowl prospects to watch for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The NFL's annual all-star circuit already has started, but the jewel of those games is the Senior Bowl, with festivities set …

Rashaad Penny

Criminal Defense Clinic

• San Mateo County: (650) 298-4030<br>• Santa Clara County: (408) 299-7700<br>• San Mateo County Case Information: http://www.sanmateocourt.org/midx/<br>• Santa Clara …

Law

San Jose: Youth pastor arrested for allegedly sending sexual images to teen girl

SAN JOSE — A San Jose youth pastor was arrested last week on suspicion of sending sexually explicit images of himself to a 13-year-old girl who was …

Crime