Rocha nearly 700 votes ahead of Oliverio in District 4 race

By Khalida Sarwari Santa Clara County supervisor candidate Don Rocha’s lead over Pierluigi Oliverio climbed to 676 votes today, with only four percent of ballots remaining uncounted. Whoever gets the second most votes will face off against Susan Ellenberg in the November election for the District 4 seat. Ellenberg picked up 33 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s primary to emerge as the early front runner. The latest tally of Tuesday’s primary election results show Rocha Read More …

Warriors parade: Here’s how fans can interact with players along the route

By Khalida Sarwari and Tracey Kaplan Confetti will blanket the streets of Oakland once again, as the city on Tuesday at 11 a.m. holds its third victory parade in four years to celebrate the Golden State Warriors. But this time, the gala event to revel in the team’s NBA Finals sweep Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers comes with a twist. Instead of a traditional parade ending with speeches and a rally, there will be large Read More …

Small plane’s landing gear collapses at Mineta San Jose airport

By Khalida Sarwari A small plane suffered a gear collapse upon landing Friday afternoon at Mineta San Jose International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said. No one was hurt during the 4:08 p.m. landing, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said. Two people were aboard the plane, a Beechcraft Bonanza. “We are happy to report both are safe,” she said. It appears the aircraft’s landing gear, the structure that stabilizes an aircraft upon landing, collapsed as the plane Read More …

Skeletal remains found under San Mateo home

By Khalida Sarwari Skeletal remains, possibly belonging to a Native American, were discovered under a San Mateo home Friday. However, authorities said they haven’t yet determined if the bones are human. A construction crew discovered the remains about 12:30 p.m. as they were digging under a house being renovated in the 900 block of 10th Avenue, said San Mateo police Sgt. Al Baccei. Because of how deeply entrenched the bones were, it appears they have Read More …

Santa Clara County sets aside $5 million to help domestic violence victims

By Khalida Sarwari It was in a shrub in a corner of her neighbor’s house down the street, trembling with fear in torn pajamas, a housecoat and flip flops underneath pitch black skies, where Dorothy Yamamoto finally made her life-changing phone call to the Gilroy Police Department. “I told them that my husband tried to kill me and that I escaped out of my house,” she recalled. “Please send help, but with no sirens or Read More …