Bay Area storm is good news for San Francisco rain record, other cities still … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — Break out the bubbly, San Francisco. This is only your second-driest winter in recorded history. A massive storm streaked the Bay Area with rain…

Thompson: Raiders, Oakland were made for each other – San Jose Mercury News

Thompson: Raiders, Oakland were made for each otherSan Jose Mercury NewsOakland is on its “last chance” huh? That’s some tough talk from Raiders owner Mark Davis. The frustration over the…

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a judge, the owner…

Oakland Raiders re-sign lineman Khalif Barnes – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsThe Raiders re-signed veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday, making Barnes the first of the team’s 18 prospective unrestricted free agents to be locked up before…

Oscars 2014: how to be just cynical enough to pick the winners – The Guardian

The GuardianEach week before the Oscars, which take place on Sunday, Guardian film reviewer Tom Shone has been breaking down the likely winners at this year’s Academy Awards. Today, his…

San Francisco: Charges dismissed against man in 2013 Hunters Point killing – San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco: Charges dismissed against man in 2013 Hunters Point killingSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — A 25-year-old man is out of jail after prosecutors dismissed murder charges against him…

Preview: Sharks at Sabres – KSPR

KSPRThe Olympic break did little to slow down Joe Pavelski. After recording his second hat trick this season, Pavelski looks to send the San Jose Sharks to their fifth win…

Childish Gambino postpones Oakland concert – San Jose Mercury News

Childish Gambino postpones Oakland concertSan Jose Mercury NewsHip-hop star Childish Gambino has postponed his sold-out concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland due to technical difficulties. The show, originally set…

Robin Thicke On Paula Patton: ‘I’m Just Trying To Get Her Back’ – MTV.com

MTV.comThe ‘Blurred Lines’ singer and wife of nine years announced they’re separating earlier this week. By Emily Blake. Robin Thicke has apparently been lying low since he and wife Paula…

Josh Donaldson likely No. 2 hitter in Oakland A’s lineup – San Jose Mercury News

Josh Donaldson likely No. 2 hitter in Oakland A’s lineupSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — Look for Josh Donaldson to bat second for the A’s to start the season. It’s where…

San Jose man gets 15 years in prison for Oakland bank bombing plot – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — A bizarre yearlong federal case involving a San Jose man convicted in a doomed FBI-infiltrated plot to blow up an Oakland bank came to a…

Miley Cyrus episode helped end Robin Thicke’s marriage – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsRobin Thicke’s antics with Miley Cyrus at last year’s MTV VMAs did irreparable damage to his marriage to Paula Patton, according to TMZ. And here I thought…

49ers’ Daniel Kilgore signs three-year contract extension – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSANTA CLARA — While the 49ers weigh the long-term futures of Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick, the team’s first contract extension this offseason was awarded Friday to…

Josh Donaldson likely to hit second in Oakland A’s batting order – San Jose Mercury News

Josh Donaldson likely to hit second in Oakland A’s batting orderSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — As Thursday’s Cactus League lineup suggested, Josh Donaldson is looking at a new role for…

Oakland A’s acquire additional infield depth – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland A’s acquire additional infield depthSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — The A’s made a tweak in their infield depth Thursday morning when they designated Andy Parrino for assignment in order…

Report: UK spies captured millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images – Computerworld

ComputerworldIDG News Service – U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ captured and stored still webcam images of millions of Yahoo users including substantial quantities of sexually explicit material, the Guardian newspaper reported…

Oakland: Teen admits killing man at BART station in San Leandro but says it … – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Teen admits killing man at BART station in San Leandro but says it …San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — One of two young men charged with murder for a shooting…

Video: A’s Josh Reddick makes spectacular home-run saving catch against Giants – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsThe good news for San Francisco Giants fans: Michael Morse feels good about his swing, and he showed off some of that needed pop with two liners…

San Jose man to be sentenced in Oakland bomb plot, but questions of his threat … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose man to be sentenced in Oakland bomb plot, but questions of his threat …San Jose Mercury NewsA year ago, Matthew Aaron Llaneza schemed to blow up a Bank…

Tiger Woods, other marquee players confident as Honda Classic prepares to tee … – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comPALM BEACH GARDENS — There was a strange sighting Wednesday at PGA National Resort & Spa. Tiger Woods was playing in the Honda Classic pro-am, and for one of the…

San Francisco: Famed ‘Bushman’ of Fisherman’s Wharf reported dead – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The death of San Francisco’s notorious Bushman — one of two men who have made a living for decades by scaring tourists at Fisherman’s…

Thompson: Oakland Raiders could use Michael Vick – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsTwo words: Michael. Vick. Whomever the Raiders line up as starting quarterback will have flaws. That’s just where they are as a franchise at this point. A…

Did Katy Perry And John Mayer Break Up? – MTV.com

MTV.comAfter two years of on-and-off dating the couple appear to have split again. By Gil Kaufman. After two years of on-and-off dating and a rumored engagement, Katy Perry and John…

San Francisco Giants willing to share AT&T Park with Oakland A’s – San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Giants willing to share AT&T Park with Oakland A’sSan Jose Mercury NewsSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With the Oakland A’s filing into Scottsdale Stadium for the Cactus League opener, Giants…

Justin Bieber Goes Indoor Karting With His Friends—Get the Details – E! Online

E! OnlineJustin Bieber is continuing to enjoy his time in Atlanta. A source tells E! News exclusively that the 19-year-old pop star had a “great time” when he visited Andretti…

‘X Factor’ Epic Fail Rejects Next Justin Bieber – TMZ.com

‘X Factor’ Epic Fail Rejects Next Justin BieberTMZ.com“X Factor” — the freshly cancelled singing competition show — didn’t help its chances of survival by booting a contestant who could have…

Native American remains found buried at Transbay Transit construction site – San Jose Mercury News

Native American remains found buried at Transbay Transit construction siteSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO – Contractors found human remains at the Transbay Transit Center project site in San Francisco’s South…

Detention hearing postponed for San Francisco startup founder accused of … – San Jose Mercury News

Detention hearing postponed for San Francisco startup founder accused of …San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO – A startup founder who is accused of defrauding an investor of $210,000 appeared briefly…

‘Godzilla’ trailer lands and the monster’s scale is massive – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsThe monster that started it all is making his(her?) way back to theaters this summer. The trailer for the reboot of the Godzilla franchise launched this morning…

On 49ers: In Harbaugh-to-Cleveland saga, the only winner is Harbaugh – Sacramento Bee

Sacramento BeeSANTA CLARA — The Harbaugh-to-Cleveland story has taken on a he-said, she-said, Browns-said quality. The truth usually lies somewhere in the middle, but in this case, it seems to…

San Diego: Respected former San Jose police chief Lansdowne resigning – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsLansdowne, an Oakland native who rose through the ranks at the San Jose Police Department starting in 1966, took the top post in San Diego after leaving…

Review: Miley Cyrus disappoints in Oakland – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsMiley Cyrus wasn’t going to conquer the world with music alone. That much was abundantly clear from her records, which combine to make Britney Spears’ catalog seem…

Facebook shelves controversial email feature – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFacebook has quietly shelved its controversial email feature, introduced three years ago, because “people haven’t been using it”. Founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the service in 2010, criticising traditional email for…

Oakland Raiders sign cornerback Taiwan Jones to extension – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsThe Raiders signed cornerback Taiwan Jones to a three-year contract extension Monday, keeping the local product in a silver-and-black uniform through the 2017 season. “I was excited…

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam disputes San Francisco 49ers’ denial … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsBrowns owner Jimmy Haslam said Sunday that his team and the 49ers did, indeed, discuss the prospect of a trade of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to Cleveland.…