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One of two accused street racers in deadly Yerba Buena crash has court hearing

    January 29, 2015--Some two dozen friends and family members of the San Jose woman who was killed when what police say was a street racing car crashed into her this week packed a San Jose courtroom yesterday. 
    One of the suspected street racers, 23 year old Manuel Maldonado-Alvaros, had just been charged with vehicular manslaughter, when the brother of 24 year old Kiran Pabla shouted out "That guy killed my sister, you owe us an apology."
    Pabla died Monday afternoon after she was pinned against a tree by one of the two cars that crashed in what police say was a street race. 
    Her other brother called for justice before family members led them both out of the courtroom. 
    The driver of the car who allegedly hit Pabla, 18 year old Gabriel Esparza, was not in court but is also being charged vehicular manslaughter. 
    San Jose police say the two cars were racing at speeds of over 70 miles per hour on Yerba Buena Road Monday before the crash that killed Kiran Pabla.  Full Story
  To see reporter Kris Rowberry's photos of the crash scene, click here.

Governor Jerry Brown and state legislature see high approval ratings in new poll

    January 29, 2015--A record 61 percent of Californians polled by the Public Policy Institute of California feel that Governor Jerry Brown is doing a good job.
    Poll director Marc Baldassere tells KLIV the over 17-thousand polled Californians are feeling surprisingly good about their state: 57 percent feel the state is headed in the right direction, while 58 percent feel good economic times are ahead
    The state legislature is getting its highest approval rating in over a decade, at 49 percent.  Full Story

Facebook earnings top market expectations

    January 29, 2015--The latest quarterly results for Facebook has topped expectations as mobile ad revenue and daily video views rose.  
    Revenue increased by 49 percent to $3.85 billion as the social networking company earned $701 million or 25 cents a share.
    Advertising revenue increased by 53 percent to $3.6 billion, as mobile ads accounted for 69 percent of all ad revenue.  Full Story

Boaters rescued from Alviso Slough

    San Jose fire crews and a Coast Guard helicopter rescued two boaters whose craft was taking on water in the Alviso Slough yesterday afternoon.
    Coast Guard officials say San Jose and Santa Clara fire department rescue boats and a Coast Guard helicopter deployed just before 4:30 p.m. to find the sinking boat.
    The helicopter guided a San Jose fire boat to the sinking vessel's location, where both boaters were rescued and taken to the Alviso Marina.
    This is the third rescue of a boat in the waters near Alviso in the past two weeks.  Full Story

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