Posts Tagged ‘google’

Daily Fetch 03.13.14: Google Founder Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It, SCC Deputy Sheriff’s Association and Reed’s Ajlouny Sitting in a Tree, and the Supremes Say No to the NRA

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Another sordid Google affair and this one does not involve discounted fuel given to the company by NASA to fly its fleet of jets around the world, no, this sordid affair involves one Google founder, an alleged mistress and a break up.  The UK Daily Mail has all the salacious details of one tech geek Getting’ Jiggy Wit It.

San Jose Inside has two stories the Fetch is sure will be in the Merc’s Internal Affairs someday:

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  • Sheriff Laurie Smith has both kinds of support for her re-election bid: those that hate Chuck Reed’s political puppet-master Vic Ajlouny and those that really hate Chuck Reed’s political puppet-master Vic Ajlouny.  The architect of Reed’s Measure V and B does have some friends though, Metro’s Fly reports that the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the County Jail Guards have hired Vic to crank up his slime machine to tar Laurie for a couple of months before she wins in June.
  • District 1 City Council Candidate Paul Fong finds himself in the cross hairs of JK as the second story about a campaign debt owed to a Sacramento heavyweight lobbyist makes its way to print.  Run for your life Paul, run.

How cool would it be to have the domain .sucks?  Ummm, pretty cool.  But don’t get your hopes up ‘cuz there is an effort in Washington DC to kill the joy.  The SV Biz Journal has the story.

The Supreme Court says no to the NRA and its attempt to block enforcement of Sunnyvale’s common-sense gun control law.  Justice Anthony Kennedy shot down the NRA’s request to intervene and the gun-loving group will now have to re-load and aim for a different court to put a cap in the ass of the new law.

Austin’s SXSW Music Festival took a tragic turn last night as a drunk driver plowed through barricades outside one venue, killing two and injuring 23.  CNN has the story.

The Merc’s IA Blog finally gets around to posting a story about Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calling for democratically elected school boards to disappear.

The Merc’s Salonga and TracEy break new ground in the story of a SJ po-po who is in deep shit# for allegedly assaulting a woman and DNA found on a bulletproof vest.  Reminds the Fetch of this sordid episode.

And in more crime news, a gang-related shooting in San Jose yields an arrest by the Santa Clara County Sheriffs’.

KTVU’s Robert Handa reports that lack of rain has put the boating season in Santa Clara County (There was one?) in jeopardy…Unless of course you are in the Kansen Chu Navy, that’s the crew that pretty much just wants to blow crap up in the water.

Telecom Giant Ericsson may be on the move to the new home of the 49ers.  The Santa Clara Weekly says the company may lease 440,000 sq. feet of space off of Bowers and 101.  The SV Biz Journal first reported on the possible move.

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Daily Fetch 02.24.14: Chron takes on Vinod and the mentally unstable may soon have better digs

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The San Francisco Chronicle takes the side of everyone in California not named Vinod Khosla in the battle over Martin’s Beach.

Foster City may be banning smoking outdoors in parks and in housing that shares a wall.  The City Council takes up the issue at a study session tonight.

San Mateo County is looking to place those having a major melt down into more home-like environments instead of lock ups like this.  Sounds like a good idea to the Fetch.

Is this massive development project coming to San Mateo?  The planning commission will explore the 8-story complex that would provide housing and retail that could re-shape a large section of downtown SM.

The Dalai Lama packed the house in Berkeley yesterday as 3,000 people listened to the Lama himself talk about love, oneness with humanity and other flower power ideas.

Google wants to make it as easy as possible to connect to the internet at Wi-Fi hot-spots.  It’s testing a new app for IOS and Android to allow users phones to automatically connect without the hassle of tapping on your screens.

The Chron’s Carla Marinucci writes about a defining political issue that is sure to permeate campaigns at the local, state and federal level.  The plight of the working poor who are homeless is growing and some politicians are taking notice.

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Daily Fetch 02.24.14: Lew Wolff loves Chuck Reed Spit-Take Alert, Homelessness hounds politicians and the Lama was in the house

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The Dalai Lama packed the house in Berkeley yesterday as 3,000 people listened to the Lama himself talk about love, oneness with humanity and other flower power ideas.

Google wants to make it as easy as possible to connect to the internet at Wi-Fi hot-spots.  It’s testing a new app for IOS and Android to allow users phones to automatically connect without the hassle of tapping on your screens.

Spit-Take Alert…Spit-Take Alert…Spit-Take Alert

Oakland A’s and SJ Earthquakes owner Lew Wolff loves him some Chuck Reed.  We threw up a little in our mouths this morning as we read Lew describe Reed as flat out the bestest, greatest Mayor San Jose has ever had in this Merc letter to the editor.  We’re sure the massive subsidies to assist Wolff move his A’s to San Jo’, suing MLB, or Reed pushing through his soccer stadium had nothing to do with it.

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The Chron’s Carla Marinucci writes about a defining political issue that is sure to permeate campaigns at the local, state and federal level.  The plight of the working poor who are homeless is growing and some politicians are taking notice.

Exacerbating the challenge many homeless face, the San Jose Blog via the SJ Business Journal reports that apartment rents are going up again in San Jose.  In fact, the SJ Metro market ranked second in the nation in the percentage rate increase boosting the average monthly rental unit to a whopping $2,153.

With monthly rents skyrocketing in San Jose and Republican stalwarts like Ron Unz, and Pay-Pal founder Peter Thiel saying the minimum wage should go up to $12 per hour, local labor leaders are kicking themselves for not raising San Jose’s minimum past $10 per hour.  Will there be a push to go higher?

In San Jose, the city council is poised to take action to alleviate the spike in homelessness to the tune of $1 million dollars when it votes to house the homeless in motels and hotels in the latest election year fix from city hall.

The Merc’s Internal Affairs crew phoned it in this week with a column full of rehashes cobbled together from the Fetch and SJ Inside about the County School Superintendent leaving for Texas and SJ Councilman Don Rocha getting an opponent.

Congressman Mike Honda is the piñata and Scott “Tool Time” Herhold has a Louisville Slugger in hand as the Merc publishes the latest installment of “Tool Times” straw grasp series titled: “Honda is not Pete Stark so I can’t call him raving mad or even nuts so I will continue to nit pick Honda on anything I can to try and give the multi-millionaire’s choice, Ro Khanna, a fighting chance to unseat Honda so I (I meaning Herhold, stay with us) can once again feel like a kingmaker”.  Whew!

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Daily Fetch 02.05.14: Where’s SJ Fire Chief “Waldo” Torres?, SJ spends millions on parking meters and softball fields while granny waits for a paramedic and Run Munger Run

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

S. (S is for Secret) Joe Simitian took the City of San Jose to the wood shed yesterday over its inability to respond to 911 emergency medical calls on time for the past 14 months.  Supervisor Cortese piled on and pointed a finger at City Hall for cutting firefighters and equipment and gutting the City’s ability to meet its contract requirements.  The supervisors found San Jose in breach of its EMS contract and are withholding millions in first responder fees until San Jose gets it act together.

And in the pinhead move of the day, San Jose leaders declined an invitation from the County Supervisors to have Acting Fire Chief Ruben “Where’s Waldo” Torres appear before the board at yesterday’s meeting to explain why SJ can’t do what they promised and what every other city in the county is capable of doing; Responding to emergencies in under 8-minutes 90% of the time.  Supervisors looked out into the audience yesterday for Torres to no avail, with Supervisor Ken Yeager being especially peeved at the no-show.

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Poor City of San Jose spokesflak David Vosbrink.  After trying and failing to defend SJ’s top cop for cooking gang crime stats a few months ago, now he has to go after the County Board of Supervisors for demanding the unthinkable…that San Jose respond to emergency medical calls before the caller dies.  His quote in this Palo Alto Patch story is priceless…It was “regrettable” that the county is looking at the issue from a political view and not “from a technical and financial perspective,” Vosbrink said.

And not wanting to be left out of any bad EMS news, Rural/Metro chose to re-certify many of its paramedics after learning of a state investigation into a CPR instructor who was falsifying training records.  NBC Bay Area’s Kris Sanchez has the exclusive.

On the same day the San Jose City Council was getting 911 first responder fees withheld by the County of Santa Clara, the city went ahead and approved the purchase of new parking meters for downtown.  Love it when priorities are in order.

Yesterday, the council, after a decade long debate, voted to spend millions on a couple of softball fields as well.  Softball fields, parking meters and Mary-Jane seem to be the only thing this council cares about.

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A lawsuit attempting to stop Rocketship (dot com) from expanding has been filed by several school districts and is yet another indication that the winds are shifting for charter schools and their mad dash to expand on the back of declining student test scores.  You can find the lawsuit here.

Joseph DiSalvo from SJ Inside continues his weekly whining about how glorious Charter Schools are.  He highlights a recent grant given by the Gates Foundation to Franklin McKinley School District to foster partnerships with charters the day after the district sues over too many charter shools.  Clearly DiSalvo has the pulse of the education community.

Self-anointed neighborhood finance guy Dave Fadness has a plan to fix San Jose’s finances without a tax increase and the Mercury News gives him space to tell us how.  The Fetch hopes that the plan does not rely on this virtually incoherent slide presentation found on Fadness’s website.  But hey, at least we know he’s frugal, because he clearly didn’t spend a dime on the presentation that looks like someone threw up a can of Campbell’s Alphabet Soup.

“Un-Abel” to raise any money for his quest to be Governor, GOP also ran Maldonado is now urging Daddy Warbucks Charles Munger Jr. to jump in the race.  The SF Chron has the skinny.

Nerdwallet dot com tells us that San Jose has the fourth deepest pocket when it comes to political giving months before the 2014 midterm elections, with Google leading the way.  The SV Biz Journal has the story first reported in Nerdwallet.

The San Jose Blog tells us of the latest artsy attempt to liven up San Jose’s urine-stained downtown.  This one will have the Office of Cultural Affairs spending $600K to put what looks like giant lava lamps under freeway underpasses so that the illumination will cover up the graffiti and allow drivers to channel a 1960’s flower child on acid…we’re certain this will bring folks downtown, for sure.

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Daily Fetch 01.23.14: Mavericks is on and a trumpt thief cops a plea

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Mavericks is on for tomorrow. While organizers are saying you’ll get a better (and safer) view by watching on TV parking will be available for $20 at the Half Moon Bay Airport.

With another flu related death in San Mateo County, the Bay Area toll from this flu season is now 27.

Remember that San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy who stole a trumpet back in 2012? Well, he copped a plea for 60 days in jail and a pinky swear that he’ll stay away from drugs and alcohol.

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier is the tip of the…spear in the fight to extend unemployment benefits. She has pledged to continue trying.

The Chron’s Joe Garafoli reports on Day 2 of the Neel Cash & Carry campaign for Governor and it was a rocky one.  Neel tries to explain why he missed so many elections and reveals that he did not know about absentee voting, like the 70% or 80% of us who will vote absentee in June.  The video snippets of his Q and A with reporters is a primer for how not to answer questions.

Another clip in this story shows Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, the other sacrificial GOP lamb in the race to try and replace Gov. Brown actually use the name the Fetch coined for Neel yesterday, Cash & Carry.  Donnelly then goes on to rip his opponent for the bank bailout he orchestrated.

Hillary Clinton’s California visit in April is starting to flesh out with stops in San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego.  Can you say “Tech Money”? Her stop in SJ will feature a speech as part of the Unique Lives & Experiences speaker series held at San Jose State.  More info in this CNN report.

Not all Congressional Republicans are opposed to a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented citizens in the US.  Politico reports that third-ranking Reep in the House, Kevin McCarthy, backs a path to legal status.  Well, who’d of thunk?

Maybe the over $60 million spent on lobbying back in DC by tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple, and Yahoo have paid off.  The SV Biz Journal has the skinny on the big money being thrown around our nations capitol.

Governor Brown patted himself and the legislature on the back for bringing Cali a budget surplus and warned legislators not to go on a spending spree.  His State of the State address detailed accomplishments and outlined where he wants the state to go over the next year.

If you want to watch the 15-minute address, that the Sac Bee’s Dan Walters called clunky, go here.

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Daily Fetch 01.23.14: Cash & Carry has a rough day and SJ screws injured cops and their credit

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The SJPD officers who got their knees destroyed and their teeth kicked in (literally) while taking down crooks and fighting for their lives now have their credit destroyed and house re-fi’s kicked in because the City of San Jose did not pay the medical bills.  NBC Bay Area’s Trujillo reports on the latest dysfunction of the Reed Regime.

Hopefully these officers who were assaulted taking down this meth head the other day won’t suffer the same fate as the two po-poes injured above.

Beat the kids, even with a wooden spoon is what a California court ruled.  The court agreed with the spanker saying that a Mother has the right to spoon her kid.  Former Assemblymember Sally Lieber must really be pissed.

The Chron’s Joe Garafoli reports on Day 2 of the Neel Cash & Carry campaign for Governor and it was a rocky one.  Neel tries to explain why he missed so many elections and reveals that he did not know about absentee voting, like the 70% or 80% of us who will vote absentee in June.  The video snippets of his Q and A with reporters is a primer for how not to answer questions.

Another clip in this story shows Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, the other sacrificial GOP lamb in the race to try and replace Gov. Brown actually use the name the Fetch coined for Neel yesterday, Cash & Carry.  Donnelly then goes on to rip his opponent for the bank bailout he orchestrated.

 

Hillary Clinton’s California visit in April is starting to flesh out with stops in San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego.  Can you say “Tech Money”? Her stop in SJ will feature a speech as part of the Unique Lives & Experiences speaker series held at San Jose State.  More info in this CNN report.

Not all Congressional Republicans are opposed to a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented citizens in the US.  Politico reports that third-ranking Reep in the House, Kevin McCarthy, backs a path to legal status.  Well, who’d of thunk?

Maybe the over $60 million spent on lobbying back in DC by tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple, and Yahoo have paid off.  The SV Biz Journal has the skinny on the big money being thrown around our nation’s capitol.

Governor Brown patted himself and the legislature on the back for bringing Cali a budget surplus and warned legislators not to go on a spending spree.  His State of the State address detailed accomplishments and outlined where he wants the state to go over the next year.

If you want to watch the 15-minute address, that the Sac Bee’s Dan Walters called clunky, go here.

SJ Mayor Cluck Reed skipped Brown’s State of the State address for yet another junket to Washington DC to spread the news of what a great job he has done in San Jose, especially around labor relations and public safety…(JK).  The latest conference Reed is attending announced that economic growth in metro areas is expected to grow with more employment and more revenue to municipal coffers.

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Newly purchased and renamed powerhouse Newmark Cornish & Carey are forecasting that tech growth will further benefit the commercial real estate market.

This news must have made one the valley’s real estate top dogs, Chop Keenan, very happy as he reminisced with the SV Biz Journals Nate-Dog on his philosophy for success and what makes a good land man or woman.  It is a fun read.

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Daily Fetch 12.18.13: Another air fouling fire in Redwood City and UC Davis proposes a Deer fence for 280

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Simms Metal Management in Redwood City was mostly responsible for the dirty skies over San Mateo County yesterday. This is the second scrap metal fire at the plant in less than 6 weeks.  Poor air quality is expected to continue today, so don’t go running a marathon. NBC Bay Area has the story.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating the company, but don’t expect much to come of it. For those of you with short memories, check this NBC investigative report from last month detailing the deficiencies of the air management agency.

The man who tried to throw his wife from the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (and ended up in the Bay himself) will be charged with attempted murder.

A UC Davis study says it would be a good idea to put up a fence on a 22-mile stretch of Highway 280 between Millbrae and Woodside to prevent deer/car collisions. 

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A Portola Valley company wants to give Google Glass a run for it’s money in the glasses/computer category…someone needs to get these nerds a style consultant though as the gadget looks like something your grandfather would wear.

Menlo Park police are trying a new tactic to take on gang crime. (Apparently) landlords aren’t aware when a violent crime occurs on their properties, so the po-po will now let them know. The hope is that many gangbangers are on month to month leases and the landlords will give the bad guys the boot.

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Daily Fetch 12.12.13: BART at it again, SJ City Council pulls out its Weed Eater, and Pope out twerks Miley for Man of the Year

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

The BART circus has reopened as the two sides in the epic dispute are back at the bargaining ‘bitch and complain’ table to try and iron out their latest beef.  We think both sides should let this guy settle the dispute so that we don’t have to hear any additional ranting from either side during the holiday season.

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The San Jose City Council was not messing around when it voted to place new restrictions on pot clubs.  KTVU reports that the restrictions could drastically reduce the number of places where one can purchase a Fatty.  

Lauren Hepler from the SV Biz Journal reports that San Jose has already started the process of informing the weed dispensaries that are located near residential areas to start packing up.  So, for all our friends that have “arthritis” or “lower back pain”, smoke ‘em if you got ‘em and stock up to stuff those stockings ‘cuz (apparently) easy weed access is coming to a close in SJ.

Palo Alto may need to hire more firefighters as it is burning through its overtime budget at a rapid clip.  Jason Green from the Daily News has the story.

In other Palo Alto news, the City Council approved a new ordinance requiring newly build homes to install circuitry for charging electric vehicles.  Now all the council needs to do is actually approve some new housing over the objections of the city’s hyperventilating NIMBYs.

A report released yesterday by NASA has found that Google gazillionaires “improperly” saved millions on jet fuel by housing their fleet of planes at the Moffett Federal Airfield.  An unconfirmed report is circulating that says if you Google the term NASA what pops us is; Not Another Stupid Article.  The Fetch is trying to confirm the accuracy of this report on BING.

The Merc Ed Board hates Rural/Metro and wants Santa Clara County to re-bid the ambulance contract.  The Board of Supervisors voted to make a re-bid decision about the bankrupt firm in June as they voted 5-0 to continue its current arrangement.  Note to Ed Board, this piece should have run BEFORE the vote not two days after, just sayin’.

Hey, it’s not just Wal-Mart that hoses its workers, it’s their contractors as well.  The LA Times reports on the settlement of a lawsuit filed by 568 Southern California warehouse workers to the tune of $4.7 million dollars after they sued over being underpaid and denied rest and meal breaks.  Wal-Mart and their contractors, keepin’ it classy.

This Christmas gift-giving season should see pope soap on a rope flying off store shelves as Pope Francis has been named Time’s Man of the Year.  The Pope beat out Miley Cyrus for the award, seriously.  The report that there was a tie between the two that was decided by a twerk off has yet to be confirmed.

NBC Bay Area’s George Kiriyama shows the conditions many have been forced to live in as the reverberations of the wickedly cold weather continue to put lives at risk.  Councilmember Ash Kalra and Vice-Mayor Madison Nguyen attended a prayer vigil conducted by homeless advocate Scott Wagers that put a spotlight on the issue and both vowed to take action to try and prevent further tragedies.

Cluck Reed will be waiting until the primary is over and the field is clear before he puts his Midas Touch on who he wants as his successor.  Metro’s Fly reports that the Cluck will not endorse at this time so to all you candidates that share a dais with the Mayor, stop sucking up already.

A New Jersey company has received three citations for serious violations stemming from the death of Donald White a worker who was killed at during the construction of the 49ers stadium.  The penalty amounts to $54K, a paltry amount when compared to the death of Mr. White.

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Daily Fetch 10.24.13: Was Rocketman Liccardo hacked? and Cortese’s in…

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The husband of Rocketship Charter school lobbyist Jessica Garcia Kohl, Rocketman Sam Liccardo, (apparently) had his computer hacked…by his wife.  Kohl decided to comment on a San Jose Inside story about charter schools, but did so as her hubby…whoopsey! SJI of course soon deleted the evidence…but thankfully, not before many of our spies captured the evidence and sent it to us:

Anonymously Tue, Oct 22, 2013 – 1:05 pm .

Rocketship is not subject to the same laws and rules as public schools and is therefore given advantage. The ability to avoid students with IEP’s along with not bring required to cater to other requirements (ESL, low income, behavior problems, large class sizes, parents not participating or giving any money) add up to huge advantages. Of course Rocketship threatens public school. If DiSalvo wanted better education for all students, he would work to reduce a lot of the red tape teachers face every day, reduce the requirements to cater to the lowest performing kids and rally AGAINST Rocketship which avoids the anchors attached to public schools.

Sam Liccardo Tue, Oct 22, 2013 – 9:38 pm .

Trustee DiSalvo—Thank you for the bold leadership you consistently show on behalf of all students in Santa Clara County. The previous comments are unwarranted, as you genuinely lead based on what is in the best interest of students first. A sincere and hearty “thank you” for your impact is simply inadequate to express my thanks.

Sam Liccardo Tue, Oct 22, 2013 – 9:50 pm .

To clarify, this is Jessica Garcia-Kohl using Sam’s computer. That last comment is mine, Joe. I did not know I was logged in as him. (Sorry, Sam) Thank you, Joe, once again for your continued leadership.

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Can you imagine the amount of money the pro Charter School industry is going to pour into the SJ Mayor’s race to help the Rocketman?

We are sure the labor backed fact checkers will be pouring over Chuck Reed’s answers to pension questions posed to the mayor by Real Clear Politics.  Today, Reed is headlining an event back in New York that is being live streamed now.  Reed’s speech is scheduled for 10:30 am pacific time.  Again, it’s a Reed speech so coffee is a must to stay awake through his whole screed.

The Sac Bee is reporting that the shadowy Arizona front group that was accused of laundering money to oppose last elections Proposition 30 and support Proposition 32 will be hit with a substantial fine by the FPPC.  Outgoing Chairwoman of the FPPC, Ann Ravel, is expected to make the announcement at a news conference scheduled for today and the LA Times says the fine will be $1 million dollars.  That is $999,999 more than was levied against Chuck Reed for his violation of the Political Reform Act.

The Peninsula Press covers the first in a series of community meeting by San Jose officials to talk about gang violence.  Is it getting better or worse?  Depends on who you talk to, (apparently) the attendees at this meeting say it’s getting worse.

It’s official: County Supervisor Dave Cortese is running for Mayor of San Jose.  SJ Inside had the scoop first and Cortese’s entry into the race rounds out the serious candidates who will campaign for the seat, well, except for Mayor Sweatpants who should provide ample comic relief.

This week’s Metro Fly column is hil-ar-ious.  It could be the foundation of a stand up routine for whomever wrote it.  It covers the City Council and their entourage’s taxpayer funded junket to Ireland (Except Councilmember Kalra, who paid his own way) and the piece is chock full of quotes and observations that confirm some on the trip either had too much whiskey or are actually clueless.

Scott “call me maybe” Herhold writes about a neighborhood versus developer battle brewing in Evergreen over a proposed gas station and the City of San Jose Planning Commissioner who is proposing it. Neighbors are crying foul over and insider who may be working the system to his advantage.

Wilbur is tearing up a golf course in Almaden Valley.  NBC Bay Area has the story about the pigs and what they are doing to the Almaden Country Club.  Oh the travails of what our friends must endure in Almaden.

SVBJ’s Lauren Hepler reports that during 2012 technology firms spent close to $133 million on federal lobbying efforts.  Google led the bunch with $16.5 million of that total, which is an increase from the $5 million they spent in 2010.

KTVU says that Cal/OSHA will resume its investigation of the tragic death of a worker in June at the planned 49ers stadium in Santa Clara.  The story also reveals new details about another death at the stadium that occurred on October 14th.

The Mercury News takes a serious look at three strikers that have been released early from prison.  The piece follows three men as they struggle to acclimate themselves on the outside.

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Daily Fetch 9.26.13: Oracle wins at “sports” and (apparently) redistricting San Mateo County is harder than dicing up post-WWII Germany

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

USA Today covers the big Oracle win that many are calling the greatest sports come from behind victory in history…that’s for those that consider yachting a sport.

Pick a map already.  It’s as if the San Mateo County redistricting committee is carving up post-WWII Germany.

There are six candidates going for three seats on the Belmont City Council.  The Daily Journal gives readers the run down on who they are and what they stand for.

California State Parks Ranger Patricia Scully was inducted into the San Mateo County Peace Officers Memorial in Redwood City.  On May 16, 1976, a drunk driver in San Mateo County killed Scully.

Some colorful and fun art will be popping up in San Mateo.  The SM patch has the story.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos lit a big match under its Kindle Fire as he unveiled a lighter, bigger and faster version of his hand held alternative to Apple’s iPad.  Our interns love the “Mayday” button…Maybe Bezos can make us a Fetch signal button for our spies?

Google expands its delivery service; Google Shopping Express will now deliver in virtually the entire Bay Area.

Facebook has fans as its stock price keeps climbing.  Now if it can just figure out real boobies from fake golden brown ones…

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