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Multiple Agencies Battle Gilroy Brush Fire

GILROY, CA — Firefighters from multiple agencies throughout Santa Clara County were battling a brush fire in the Gilroy area Sunday night. The blaze was reported at 7:10 p.m. in the 1900 block of Ballybunion Court, according to the Pulsepoint cellphone app. That location is in the hills near Santa …

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Growing dilemma: Automated jobs meet social consciousness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds. Leon, …

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U.S. will need road results to reach 8th straight World Cup – The Denver Post

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Michael Bradley realizes the huge distinction between home games and road matches in international soccer. “In some cases it couldn’t be more different,” the U.S. captain said last week at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. “You look around here: a beautiful stadium, a field …

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Alaska Air Group Arm Adds Flights From San Jose, California

Alaska Air Group Inc. ‘s ALK wholly owned subsidiary, Alaska Airlines, has begun daily, nonstop services from San Jose, CA to Austin, TX and Tucson, AZ. Following these additional flights, the company expands its presence in California, offering nonstop services to 18 destinations from Mineta San Jose International Airport. The flights are …

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Wild West weather has California baking: The Weather Channel

While parts of Texas and Louisiana remained waterlogged in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, areas in the western U.S. are also dealing with extreme weather. San Francisco, for instance, set an all-time high temperature record for Sept. 1 with a reading of 106 degrees on Friday, The Weather Channel reports. The …

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East Bay man suspected of fatally shooting Northern California deputy dies of wounds

SACRAMENTO — A Castro Valley man suspected of killing a sheriff’s deputy and wounding two others in a gun battle has died of gunshot wounds, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office said Saturday. Thomas Daniel Littlecloud, 32, died three days after he was taken to a Sacramento area hospital with life-threatening …

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Drivers see Harvey’s ‘ripple effect’ as gasoline prices surge

OAKLAND — With Hurricane Harvey slamming into the Texas Gulf Coast’s oil-refining and transportation hub, this year’s Labor Day weekend rise in the price of gasoline has become anything but typical. Drivers throughout the Bay Area and across the state should expect prices at the pumps to remain elevated for the …

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Golden Knights troll San Jose about Sharks blowing leads in Stanley Cup playoffs

The San Jose Sharks tried to get playful on Twitter this week, but the Vegas Golden Knights were having none of it. Touting 100-degree weather in California, the Sharks showcased their forecast side by side with temperatures from Las Vegas, suggesting that somehow the heat gave them a preseason edge …

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Heat wave: Cooling centers open to bring relief from high temps

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Cooling-centers-open-to-help-combat-heat-wave-12167187.php By Jenna Lyons Updated 10:25 am, Friday, September 1, 2017 Looking to cool off during the heat wave? A number of public buildings in the Bay Area double as cooling centers on hot days for those seeking air-conditioned shelter. Check out the list below: Alameda County: North Oakland Senior Center, …

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Hurricane Irma strengthens, Lidia lashes Baja California

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Lidia lashed Mexico’s resort-studded southern Baja California Peninsula with heavy rains, as about 1,400 people sought refuge at storm shelters in the Los Cabos resorts. Lidia spread rain over a broad swath of Mexico, including Mexico City, where it was blamed for flooding that …

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