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Family of nine escapes from burning San Jose home


    A smoke detector is being credited with saving the lives of a San Jose family of nine after their house caught fire.
    The blaze broke out around 4 a.m. in the 2200 block of Moorings Court, with fire crews saying the fire started in the garage.
    The family's mother says she was able to get all seven children, including a six week old, out of the house after a smoke detector awoke the family.
    Firefighters were able to douse the flames a short time later, and no injuries have been reported.
    The now displaced family of nine is being assisted by the Red Cross.  Full Story

 
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Google buys drone maker


    Google has agreed to buy New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace.
    The company builds unmanned vehicles capable of flying at long distances and durations at high altitudes.
    Titan had been eyed by Facebook last month, before the social media giant ultimately decided to buy another drone maker.
    Google is signaling that it may use the drones to boost its aim of extending wireless access to rural areas through airborne transmitters.  Full Story

 

Former San Jose TV station destroyed by 5-alarm blaze


    A former television news studio in San Jose has been destroyed by fire.
    Fire Captain Reggie Williams tells KLIV the blaze at the former KNTV building on Park Avenue caused the roof and walls to collapse.
    100 firefighters battled the five-alarm fire which took about two hours to extinguish.
    Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and have been treated and released.
    The cause of the fire is under investigation.
    The building has been vacant since 2004 and up to 30 homeless people had occasionally stayed there overnight.  Full Story

 

Talks begin between 49ers and Paul McCartney for show at Levi's Stadium


    Talks have been started between the San Francisco 49ers and Paul McCartney about him  performing the first concert at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.  
    The invitation has drawn the ire of San Francisco city officials who want McCartney to perform the last concert at Candlestick Park, the site of the Beatles last paid concert in 1966.
    One city official has called the move by the 49ers, "classless."
    However, as the Chronicle's Matier and Ross report, the 49ers say they had been approached about hosting a show by McCartney from Live Nation, the national promoter that has a financial stake in McCartney's management company.  Full Story

 

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