December 19, 2014--A group of protesters marched peacefully Thursday afternoon demanding that San Jose Police Officer Phillip White be fired after his antagonizing tweets related to the nationwide protests against police killings of unarmed black men. The march went from the District Attorney's office in downtown to San Jose Police Headquarters, where protestors dropped off a petition demanding White's firing. The march of about 60 people was organized by the Coalition for Justice and Accountability, who are calling for the immediate firing of Officer White for posts he made to Twitter. Police Chief Larry Esquivel, who received the petition personally, stressed that it has been no easier for him or his department At the end of the rally, protesters projected images of White's tweets onto the headquarters walls. Unlike recent protests in Oakland and Berkeley, this one remained peaceful throughout. Organizers stressed to the crowd that lawless behavior would be counterproductive to their cause.
There were no arrests made. Full Story
December 18, 2014--San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been released after being named as a sexual assault suspect by San Jose police. Officer Albert Morales tells KLIV a woman has alleged that McDonald sexually assaulted her on Monday. Morales says the investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time. Earlier this year, McDonald was investigated following allegations of domestic violence but the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office decided not to file charges. Speaking to the Media yesterday, 49ers General Manager Trent Balkee said he called McDonald around 11:30 a.m. to tell him he was off the team.Full Story
December 18, 2014--A couple is on the loose after allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint in Fremont. Police say the robbers went to the woman's home on Logan Drive late Tuesday morning and knocked on the front door. When the woman answered, police say one of the suspects brandished a gun and demanded to be let in. The two robbers made off with cash and some designer purses, then took off on foot towards Stevenson Boulevard. The victim says she thought the robbers were door to door sales reps.Full Story
December 18, 2014--Global payments startup, Tipalti, has announced they are moving their headquarters from Southern California to downtown Palo Alto. The move to the South Bay is due to the company wanting to be closer to clients and to potential investors. Tipalti is an automated payments company which makes it easier for clients to pay vendors, suppliers or customers in 190 countries while ensuring tax and regulatory requirements are met. The company currently has eleven workers in Palo Alto and 26 worldwide.Full Story