San Jose - the best personalized free web-based Email en en San Jose Cisco Systems announces 1,100 more layoffs SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it is laying off 1,100 more workers, deepening job losses at the internet gear maker battling declining revenue. The new round of layoffs comes on top of the 5,500 jobs Cisco announced it was cutting in August. That amounted to about 7 percent of its workforce at the time. C... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-05-17T23:40:00Z Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is in conversations with the Trump administration about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. The former first lady of San Francisco told the Mercury News in San Jose, California, on Monday that taking that job or having another press role in the White House has been "raised by a number of people" in the Trump ... Wed, 17 May 2017 03:37:00 GMT 2017-05-17T03:37:00Z Man guilty of killing teen whose body has not been found SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Tuesday found a man guilty of abducting and killing a 15-year-old Northern California girl whose body has never been found despite hundreds of volunteers searching through woods and marshlands for months. The San Jose, California, jury will reconvene May 16 to determine whether Antolin Garcia-Torres, 26, should be sentenced ... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:57:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:57:00Z Cam Talbot carries Oilers past Ducks 2-1, to 2-0 series lead ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — While the Anaheim Ducks dominated the puck and peppered the Edmonton net with shots over the final 2 1/2 periods, Cam Talbot stood tall — when he wasn't sprawling, diving or gloving everything in sight. While Connor McDavid is getting most of the attention during the Oilers' impressive Stanley Cup playoff run this spring, their hard... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:21:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:21:00Z Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Before Joe Thornton heads into an uncertain offseason where he could be a free agent and leave San Jose after nearly 12 years, he had more pressing business. Thornton underwent surgery on a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee Monday to repair an injury that sidelined him less than two weeks before he returned to play the final four games of a first-roun... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:02:00 GMT 2017-04-24T21:02:00Z End of Sharks season could bring end to Thornton-Marleau era SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After going through the handshake line of an early playoff loss, an emotional Patrick Marleau stood by the San Jose bench and looked up at the crowd at the Shark Tank. The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round with a 3-1 loss to Edmonton on Saturday night. ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:38:00 GMT 2017-04-23T19:38:00Z Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL's postseason party. Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday ni... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:32:00 GMT 2017-04-23T06:32:00Z Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle has that enviable blend of size and skills, a 25-year-old forward on the verge of realizing the potential of a former first-round draft pick. Without Coyle's clutch contributions, the Minnesota Wild would have been bounced already from their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues. Perhaps this spring has triggered the breakthrough... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:34:00Z Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off elimination SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After posting two of the top four records in the NHL in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets both need to find out a way to get a win on the road or their playoff runs will end almost as soon as they began. The Blackhawks were shut out twice at home by Nashville and then blew a 2-0 lead in Game 3 to ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-04-19T21:29:00Z Sharks even series with 7-0 win over Oilers in Game 4 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski took just 15 seconds to end San Jose's two-game scoring drought. Once that first puck went in, a bushel of goals followed. Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice and the Sharks rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion, beating the Edmonton Oilers 7-0 on Tuesday night to tie their first-round playoff series at two gam... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:44:00 GMT 2017-04-19T05:44:00Z Judge dismisses rape charge against former 49er McDonald SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara County judge has dismissed a rape charge against former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald after prosecutors said the woman who made the allegation refused to testify. Judge David A. Cena dismissed the charge — one count of rape of an intoxicated person — on Monday. Santa Clara County prosecutor Chris Lamiero said in a ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:50:00 GMT 2017-04-17T21:50:00Z Kassian scores in 3rd, Oilers beat Sharks 1-0 in Game 3 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid carried the Edmonton Oilers back to the playoffs after a decade-long drought. Now that they're in the postseason, it's Zack Kassian and Cam Talbot doing the heavy lifting. Kassian scored midway through the third period for his second straight game-winner, Talbot made 23 saves in his second consecutive shutout and the... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:30:00 GMT 2017-04-17T05:30:00Z 2 critically injured in explosion inside California motel SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in Northern California say two people were critically injured in an explosion inside a motel room that's being investigated as a crime scene. The Mercury News reports ( the explosion Sunday at the Casa Linda Motel in San Jose badly damaged one room. San Jose Fire Capt. M... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:56:00 GMT 2017-04-17T00:56:00Z Make Music Day festival is coming to dozens of US cities NEW YORK (AP) — More than 50 U.S. cities will be hosting Make Music Day, a free one-day outdoor festival celebrating music and music-making. The annual event is June 21, the summer solstice. Highlights of Make Music Day in the U.S. will include Sousapaloozas in Chicago; Cleveland; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis-St. Paul; New York; and San Jose, California. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:15:00 GMT 2017-04-13T16:15:00Z Kings fire Cup-winning coach Darryl Sutter, GM Dean Lombardi LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi were the Los Angeles Kings' leaders during the best years of the franchise's mostly ordinary history. When they couldn't replicate that success over the past three seasons, not even their Stanley Cup pedigree could keep their jobs secure. The Kings fired Sutter and... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:24:00 GMT 2017-04-11T02:24:00Z Sharks Cs Thornton, Couture day to day heading into playoffs SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are hobbling into the playoffs instead of rolling into them. With their top two centers nursing injuries that have placed their status in doubt and a late-season stumble having cost them home-ice advantage in the first round, the Sharks head into their series against Edmonton trying to find the form that helped them win the Western... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:53:00 GMT 2017-04-10T20:53:00Z Bald eagles make big comeback in San Francisco Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Endangered bald eagles are making a comeback in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a national boom following decades of environmental investment. Nineteen nests have been tallied in eight Bay Area counties, including at Stanford University, a mall and a water park, The Mercury News in San Jose reported this week ( ). ... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-04-05T19:51:00Z Ducks soar in 6-3 win over Rangers, returning Lundqvist ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks spent months hoping to find more consistency on offense, and Ryan Getzlaf is finally rewarding that faith. Getzlaf had four assists, Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and the Ducks won their fourth straight game by defeating Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers 6-3 on Sunday night. ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:13:00 GMT 2017-03-27T05:13:00Z The Latest: Big wins for West Coast in regional finals The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:15 p.m. Two teams from the West Coast will be in the Final Four. The Southeastern Conference hopes to fill the other two spots. Gonzaga trounced Xavier and Oregon upset Kansas in Saturday's regional finals. Sunday's schedule includes a Kentucky-North Carolina matchup in the South Region and an all-SEC showdown between... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:18:00 GMT 2017-03-26T03:18:00Z Correction: NCAA-Xavier-Arizona story SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a story March 24 about an NCAA Tournament game between Xavier and Arizona, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Xavier's record was 30-13. It should have been 24-13. A corrected version of the story is below: Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region Xavier, behind Trevon Bluiett's 25 points, upsets Arizona 73-71 ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:32:00 GMT 2017-03-24T17:32:00Z The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:05 a.m. Xavier's upset of Arizona wrapped up Thursday's four-game slate, sending the Musketeers into the Elite Eight as a surprise team alongside high seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Oregon. That made Arizona the third No. 2 see... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:14:00 GMT 2017-03-24T05:14:00Z Chris Wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski didn't have to travel far when he got the call to join the U.S. national team ahead of two key World Cup qualifiers. The U.S. will be playing Honduras on the home field of Wondolowski's San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night as the Americans look to bounce back from an 0-2 start in the final round of the North and Central American and ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:01:00 GMT 2017-03-23T07:01:00Z Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sean Miller had just been named Xavier's head basketball coach when he began meeting with athletic director Dawn Rogers about filling out his staff. Rogers had previously worked with Chris Mack, then on Skip Prosser's staff at Wake Forest, and suggested Miller consider him with the Musketeers. Miller knew nothing about Mack, but during the meticulous ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:57:00 GMT 2017-03-23T06:57:00Z Xavier looks for another upset against Arizona SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — No. 11 seed Xavier (23-13) vs. No. 2 seed Arizona (32-4) Third round, West region; San Jose, California; 10:09 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Xavier is the lone double-digit seed left in a Sweet 16 filled with power programs. The Musketeers pulled off a pair of upsets to reach the regional semifinals, beating No. 6 seed Maryland and No. 3 Florida State the fi... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-03-22T19:41:00Z Tim Howard always stayed optimistic he'd be healthy for US SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As his U.S. teammates trained under cloudy skies on a brisk Bay Area morning, Tim Howard sat stretching on the sideline. He loosened up his shoulders. He balanced on his left leg and worked his hips. This is the new normal for Howard, fresh off his 38th birthday and a November surgery on his right thigh to repair... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:49:00 GMT 2017-03-21T01:49:00Z Gonzaga, Arizona give region a Western feel for a change SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The West Region of the NCAA Tournament has a decidedly Western feel for a change. Led by West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga and Pac-12 tournament winner Arizona, the top two teams in the West Region are actually from the Western part of the United States for the first time in 26 years. "I think that's smart t... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:17:00 GMT 2017-03-13T01:17:00Z Downed bridge splits Big Sur, closes part of coast highway BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A downed bridge along the California coast has split the Big Sur area in two, stranding residents without access to grocery stores and public services and closing part of scenic Highway 1 for as long as a year. About 450 residents on one side of the span were cut off when the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge crumbled beyond repair. Backpacker... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMT 2017-03-11T09:30:00Z Vietnamese families forced out by San Jose floods SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When the floodwaters rushed in last month in San Jose, a firefighter hauled Hien Nguyen to safety. She left behind the two-bedroom apartment she shared with a roommate for $1,000 a month, managing only to take her identification and her phone. "Everything is destroyed," the 70-year-old said, surveying her home last week, where she ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:30:00 GMT 2017-03-07T08:30:00Z 83-year-old in California plane crash was passionate pilot RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 83-year-old man at the controls of a plane that crashed into two Southern California homes had loved to fly and had taken to the skies for many years, family members said. Nouri Hijazi had flown a group of five that included his wife and daughter from their home in San Jose to watch his granddaughter's cheerleading competition... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:38:00 GMT 2017-03-02T07:38:00Z Plane crash ignites inferno in California neighborhood RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Juan Cortes and his son were installing fencing when they saw a low-flying plane make an awkward tilt and go straight down into a quiet Southern California neighborhood of single-family homes. Moments later they and others were confronted with a horrifying inferno. "I saw the smoke, the black smoke," said Cortes, 42, who raced to ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:36:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:36:00Z