East San Jose neighborhood told to boil water after e. coli found
October 22, 2014 -- An East San Jose neighborhood is being told to boil their drinking and cooking water after e. coli was found in a water main serving the area.
The San Jose Water Company warned people in the 95132 zip code about the e. coli contamination over the weekend, and provided bottled water at nearby Fire Station 19 on Sierra Road.
While the water does need to be boiled for cooking and drinking, the water company says its safe for household uses like showering, washing clothes, and dishes. Full Story
County employee who allegedly misused public funds is fired
October 22, 2014--The axe has fallen in the case of a county employee alleged to have misused public funds.
Santa Clara County Officials have fired John Vartanian from his job as Director of Child Support Services.
The County had already suspended Vartanian in the wake of an NBC Bay Area report that found he had spent $55,000 of the county's money on travel and hotel costs.
The report alleged that Vartanian had violated county policy by keeping the resulting hotel points and frequent flyer miles for himself, rather than putting them back into county coffers. Full Story
Yahoo beats earnings expectations
October 22, 2014--Sunnyvale-based Yahoo beat expectations on the top and bottom line.
Profit soared to $6.8 billion, or $6.70 a share, largely from a gain from the sale of part of its stake in Alibaba.
Adjusted earnings of 52 cents a share were 20 cents better than expected.
Revenue was flat from a year ago at $1.09 billion.
The report shows Yahoo's biggest progress to date in mobile ads with $200 million revenue.
Display ad revenue rose 5 percent to $447 million. Full Story