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Officials Celebrate Last Of $760 Million in State Money For BART Extension to S.J.

Officials Celebrate Last Of $760 Million in State Money For BART Extension to S.J.

The train line expansion, to include Milpitas and Berryessa stations by 2018 completion, will be owned by the VTA and operated by BART.
NorCal Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola Exposure, Kaiser Permanente Says

NorCal Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola Exposure, Kaiser Permanente Says

The person is in isolation at a Sacramento-area facility.
Just Peachy! Farmers' Market Recipes for Fresh Peach Dishes

Just Peachy! Farmers' Market Recipes for Fresh Peach Dishes

An amazing salad, a fresh salsa and a grilled option.
Homeowners: Learn How To Save $$, Earn Rebates at Santa Clara County Workshop

Homeowners: Learn How To Save $$, Earn Rebates at Santa Clara County Workshop

The free session is Tuesday -- tomorrrow! -- at the Addison-Penzak JCC in Los Gatos.
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Announces 2015 Logo Design Contest (Yes, For Next Year!)

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Announces 2015 Logo Design Contest (Yes, For Next Year!)

And, no, you do not need to live in Half Moon Bay! The 2014 contest winner is from Georgia. Deadline: Sept. 1.
Book Now For New Year's Eve Family Sleepover At Monterey Bay Aquarium

Book Now For New Year's Eve Family Sleepover At Monterey Bay Aquarium

Seems far off, 'tis true! But you have to plan ahead for these things: "New Year's Eve Seashore Sleepover" is Dec. 31 to Jan. 1, 2015.
Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Debut, Starbucks Announces

The popular fall-flavored drink will be returning Aug. 25, nearly a month before the official start of autumn.
Military, Cops, Firefighters Ride Free! 'Appreciation Day' Coming Up at Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Military, Cops, Firefighters Ride Free! 'Appreciation Day' Coming Up at Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Specials and discounts for families of active, retired police officers, correctional officers, firefighters, EMTs, members of the military.
5 Santa Clara County Residents Infected With West Nile; 2 Suffering Most Serious Form

5 Santa Clara County Residents Infected With West Nile; 2 Suffering Most Serious Form

The people infected with the virus live where the county’s vector control district have sprayed the most insecticide to kill the mosquitoes.
Agencies Ordered To Enforce Statewide Water Restrictions

Agencies Ordered To Enforce Statewide Water Restrictions

Violators of the prohibited actions are punishable with fines of up to $500 per day.
Santa Clara County Library District 100th year Celebration Begins With World Record Attempt

Santa Clara County Library District 100th year Celebration Begins With World Record Attempt

Go for it! “The greatest number of people to simultaneously balance books on their heads and walk 5 meters.”
Concord, CA Highlighted in When The Game Stands Tall

Concord, CA Highlighted in When The Game Stands Tall

When The Game Stands Tall is coming to theaters Aug. 22.
Coming Soon: When The Game Stands Tall in Theaters Aug. 22

Coming Soon: When The Game Stands Tall in Theaters Aug. 22

When The Game Stands Tall is based on the true story of a California high school football team that won 151 consecutive games.
Weather Service Issues Lightning Warning (Yes, Really)

Weather Service Issues Lightning Warning (Yes, Really)

Four Bay Area counties are included in the warning.
Animal Shelters Brace for Unwanted Effects of New 'Ninja Turtles' Movie

Animal Shelters Brace for Unwanted Effects of New 'Ninja Turtles' Movie

Some turtle and tortoise owners may sell animals with compromised health or turtles carrying salmonella.
Double Header: Supermoon and Perseid Meteor Shower

Double Header: Supermoon and Perseid Meteor Shower

The super moon is Sunday night, just as the annual Perseid meteor shower is about to peak.
Ready to Write Your Novel?

Ready to Write Your Novel?

The library has a special program this month to help you.
How to Follow Gilroy Patch on Mobile

How to Follow Gilroy Patch on Mobile

Say goodbye to the old Patch app and hello to the new, mobile-friendly Patch.com.
Serial LAX Stowaway Busted Again; Big Whale Closeups; Bicycle Drive-By

Serial LAX Stowaway Busted Again; Big Whale Closeups; Bicycle Drive-By

#PatchCalifornia: Pharmacy tobacco ban • Rock climber falls to his death • Detective assaulted 3 massage therapists and more.
Who is Your Every Day Hero?

Who is Your Every Day Hero?

Nominate the coach or mentor who made a difference in your life to win a prize package from Patch.