March 4, 2015--Construction on the US Patent and Trademark office in downtown San Jose is set to begin on Friday, but the cost is going to be triple the original estimate. Because of that the San Jose City Council has unanimously voted to allocate 850-thousand dollars towards the project. Still, Vice Mayor Rose Herrera says the cost of the office is worth the business it will bring to Silicon Valley. She says it played a big role in Hainan Airlines' recent choice to start flights between San Jose and China this year. Construction on the U.S. Patent and Trade Office at city hall is set to be finished in October. It was awarded to San Jose in late 2013. Full Story
KLIV has something both old and new for Night Owls. Overnight Oldies, every night starting at midnight. A lot of people tell us they grew up listing to KLIV back when we were the South Bay’s leading Top 40 station. Like them, we’ve since grown up. KLIV is now Silicon Valley’s News Station. But we haven’t forgotten our musical heritage. (We also enjoy hearing those old tunes!) So here’s what we’re doing: Every night at midnight we bring back the “Old KLIV” with Overnight Oldies, top hits from the 50’s and 70’s. Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jefferson Airplane, The 4 Seasons…if it was a hit we’re playing it. Of course we also have frequent news and traffic updates. If you’re up late, up early, or if you work nights, check us out. Overnight Oldies air Monday-Friday from Midnight to 5 a.m., and on weekends it’s Midnight to 6 a.m..
March 9, 2015--Former Los Gatos businessman Paul Garcia and the two men he hired to kill his alleged romantic rival have had their murder convictions upheld. Prosecutors claimed Garcia paid nearly $10,000 to have Mark Achilli murdered because of his obsession with his girlfriend, who was also involved with Achilli. In rejecting the appeal, the 6th District Court called evidence of Garcia's obsession with Teresa Donnelly overwhelming. The hit man and the getaway driver were from southern California. Achilli sold Mountain Charley's and the 180 Restaurant & Lounge in Los Gatos to Paul Garcia, who is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Full Story
March 4, 2015--Water conservation efforts declined throughout most of the Bay Area and the state in January, but not in Silicon Valley. Valley Water District spokeswoman Colleen Valles tells KLIV water use was reduced by 21 percent in Santa Clara County compared to January of last year. On the low end, San Jose Municipal reports a 13 percent reduction in water use by its customers, and people in Milpitas reduced water use by 14 percent.Full Story
March 4, 2015--Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices. The new security flaw is known as Freak Attack, which companies are working to repair. Researchers reporting the problem this week have blamed an old government policy, abandoned several years ago, which required U-S software-makers to use weaker security in encryption programs sold overseas.Full Story