$1 million lottery winner gets lucky at Santa Teresa Bottle Shop on Valentine’s Day

By Khalida Sarwari The Santa Teresa Bottle Shop may not be the most romantic place in San Jose, but that’s where one man got lucky this Valentine’s Day. The shop is where a man identified by lottery officials as Alfred N. purchased a winning $1 million California Lottery ticket. Alfred said he would use the money to buy himself some toys and put away the rest for his daughter’s future and in a retirement fund. […]

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Masked man robs 7-Eleven store Thursday morning

By Khalida Sarwari A man wearing a black ski mask robbed a 7-Eleven store in Palo Alto at gunpoint on Thursday morning, police said. The robbery happened at about 6:15 a.m. Thursday at the 7-Eleven located at 708 Colorado Ave., according to police. A man walked into the store with a handgun and asked for money. The clerk, who was the only person in the store at the time, handed over an undisclosed amount of […]

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Police investigate homicide Thursday night

By Khalida Sarwari Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old victim in Salinas on Thursday night. At about 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible fight and gunshots heard at a complex in the 300 block of Cross Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a man with a large pit bull who was attempting to hide in a carport of the complex, police said. Officers also saw a 38-year-old person who […]

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Rescue under way for Caltrans driver who went down embankment

By Khalida Sarwari San Jose firefighters this afternoon are trying to rescue a Caltrans delivery truck driver who went off Mt. Hamilton Road and fell down a 75-foot embankment, according to a fire dispatcher. The male driver may have had chest pains when he veered off the road six miles up on Mt. Hamilton Road from Alum Rock at about 2:10 p.m., the dispatcher said. A fire rescue response team responded to help hoist the […]

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Two arrested in stabbing death of 40-year-old man last week

By Khalida Sarwari San Jose police today announced the arrest of two men in connection with the stabbing death of a 40-year-old man last week. Christopher Burnias, 20, and Rudy Nunez, 21, were arrested on suspicion of stabbing Donald Mendez on the evening of Feb. 9. That night, Mendez was dropped off about 6:50 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries, police said. Investigators have determined that […]

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