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[By Beat News Service | 6 Oct 2011 | No Comments]
A memorial paying tribute to Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs grows outside the company's store in Downtown San Francisco. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Apple fans gathered outside the company’s San Francisco flagship store at Stockton and Market Streets to pay tribute to the co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.

[By Beat News Service | 26 Sep 2011 | No Comments]
Republican Reps. Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and Eric Cantor (left to right) speak with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg during a Facebook Live interview session at company headquarters. (Courtesy)

Six miles from where President Obama pitched his plan for job growth Monday morning, three tech-savvy Republican members of Congress — nicknamed the “young guns” — pitched their own plan to stimulate economic growth during a live chat session at Facebook’s Palo Alto campus.

Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-California), Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) praised the social networking website’s growth before a packed room of employees and invited guests, but criticized Washington lawmakers for “still trying to catch up” to using Facebook as a constituent tool. 

[By Steven Luo | 26 Sep 2011 | No Comments]
President Barack Obama with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner at the town hall. (Steven Luo / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

(9/26) — UPDATED 13:45 PDT — MOUNTAIN VIEW — President Obama fielded questions from members of the social networking site LinkedIn on how to stimulate the ailing economy Monday morning, at the end of a 21-hour visit to the Bay Area which also included two big-money Silicon Valley fundraisers.

At an intimate town hall meeting, held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View and hosted by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Obama called on wealthier Americans to pay higher taxes so that the nation could invest in education and infrastructure.

[By Beat News Service | 25 Sep 2011 | No Comments]

President Obama will return to the Bay Area Sunday to headline two pricey fundraisers and host a Monday morning town hall meeting organized by the social networking website LinkedIn, as part of a West Coast swing to raise cash for his reelection campaign.

[By Beat News Service | 11 Jun 2011 | No Comments]
Joseph Rick Beltran. Courtesy San Jose Police Dept.

San Jose Police arrested a 19 year-old man Wednesday for fatally stabbing another man during a Cinco de Mayo barbecue.

Police said Joseph Rick Beltran attacked Demetrius Eugene Campbell, 20, with a knife during the barbecue at a home on the 2000 block of Flintcrest Drive at 11:30 p.m. on May 4.

[By Andrew Leonard | 8 Jun 2011 | No Comments]
The new, secondary Apple campus will feature curved glass all the way around its ring-shaped frame.

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented mockups to the Cupertino City Council for what he is calling Infinite Loop 2, a secondary Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif.

The 100-acre parcel of land, which was purchased from Hewlett-Packard, will be razed to make way for a futuristic, ring-shaped building with the capacity to hold between 12,000 and 13,000 employees.

[By Beat News Service | 31 May 2011 | 9 Comments]
Mariana Corona (Courtesy CHP)

A missing one-month-old child who became the subject of a statewide Amber Alert when she was abducted Tuesday afternoon from a Morgan Hill parking lot has been found safe and sound near Salinas.

Mariana Corona was taken when the car she was in, a 1991 white Infiniti Q45 with California license plate 5XJW448, was stolen just before 2 p.m., authorities said.

[By Beat News Service | 12 May 2011 | 5 Comments]

(5/12) — UPDATE 10:18 PDT — SAN JOSE CALIF, — Two of the three people killed in a double-murder suicide were students of San Jose State University, the school announced during a Thursday morning press conference.

The third shooting victim — believed to be the gunman who shot the two students inside a car on the fifth-floor of a school parking lot before turning the gun on himself — did not attend the university, but was married to one of his shooting victims.

[By Beat News Service | 10 May 2011 | 4 Comments]

(5/11) — UPDATE 10:53 PDT — SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Three people were struck and killed by gunfire inside a San Jose State University parking garage Tuesday evening in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Campus police said the shooting happened after 8:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of a multi-level parking garage at South Tenth and San Fernando Streets near Downtown San Jose.

[By Beat News Service | 9 May 2011 | No Comments]

A 69 year-old San Jose man was killed Sunday morning after he was run over by a car driven by his girlfriend after the couple fought, police said.

Li Jiang Wu was transported to Regional Medical Center after he was struck by the vehicle on the 1600 block of Pala Ranch Drive in San Jose just after 10 a.m.