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[By Tim Jue | 5 May 2016 | No Comments]
International Airlines Group CEO Willie Walsh presents San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo with a gift from British Airways: a model Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplane.

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Cheers, applause and a British-themed celebration marked the launch of a long-sought non-stop flight between Silicon Valley and London on British Airways Wednesday evening.

“Not since the Beatles landed on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ has a British invasion had a greater impact on the United States of America than today,” quipped San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo as he welcomed the airline Wednesday.

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[By Tim Jue | 16 Mar 2016 | No Comments]
British Airways Boeing 787-9 arrives at London Heathrow on 30 September 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area travelers are finding plenty of new options as of late when it comes to flights for long-haul international travel. 

Starting May 4, they’ll have one more.

Silicon Valley, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit, Travel Beat »

[By Beat News Service | 25 Nov 2012 | No Comments]

The California Highway Patrol and local police agencies reported at least a dozen traffic deaths on Northern California roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday, marking a bloody increase in the number of fatalities during one of the busiest periods for travel each year.

One of the deadliest crashes happened Saturday evening when a 2004 Toyota Prius crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a van on Highway 50 east of Placerville.

Cops & Courts, Silicon Valley »

[By Beat News Service | 21 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
Memorial services for Rory Park-Pettiford, the San Jose man killed during a robbery rampage Friday, are scheduled for Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)

Memorial services have been scheduled for Saturday for Rory Park-Pettiford, the man killed by two armed robbers during a carjacking attempt outside a San Jose 7-11 convenience store Friday night.

Police said Park-Pettiford, 22, of San Jose became the innocent victim of a robbery rampage targeting four businesses committed by Jonathan Wilbanks and a 15 year-old boy who was arrested in Concord Friday. 

Political Beat, Silicon Valley, The Bay Area »

[By Steven Luo | 22 May 2012 | No Comments]
President Barack Obama waves as he deplanes Air Force One. (Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Want to see the President speak during his latest fundraising swing through the Bay Area? Be prepared to pay up.

President Barack Obama will attend three Silicon Valley events in support of his 2012 re-election bid and the Democratic Party on May 23 and 24, including a Redwood City rally expected to draw hundreds of supporters, the Political Beat has learned.

The President will speak at a 6 p.m. rally at Redwood City’s 1,348-seat Fox Theater. Tickets for the event start at $250 per person; seats closer to the stage are priced at $1,000, and for $7,500, guests can be photographed with the President backstage.

Cops & Courts, Silicon Valley »

[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.

Insight »

[By California Beat | 7 Jul 2009 | No Comments]


Few would have ever thought that this scrappy website, first envisioned as a travel blog for Northern Californians, could evolve into what it is today.

On Thursday, July 9, the California Beat will celebrate its first anniversary — achieving a momentous milestone that has allowed its online community in the Bay Area and beyond to connect with their communities and to each other.

The video you see above highlights some of the stories that we have pursued in our brief existence: the shooting death of Oscar Grant and the subsequent aftermath, the killings of four Oakland Police officers, and quick snapshots of the people and places of Northern California.

Now, the untold snippets of how all this reporting was done.

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[By California Beat | 9 Jul 2008 | No Comments]

But how did Santana Row gain so much popularity so quickly? Perhaps it’s the mixed-modal development: above the shops and restaurants are million dollar apartments attracting the techies from the local tech firms. Shop, eat and live at the complex! Or maybe it’s the high culture orientation of the shops: you won’t find a Ross Dress for Less store opening up along the row anytime soon!