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the latest: woman in hawaii fire horrified at flames below

honolulu (ap) ’ the latest on a fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local):





home sale prices from san jose and peninsula areas, july 15

residential transactions in santa clara, san mateo and santa cruz counties, published july 15, 2017.





boy playing with fireworks sparks blaze in belmont

a brush fire broke out friday in the hills above carlmont high school after a 14-year-old boy ignited fireworks, authorities said.





giants poised to lose johnny cueto to another blister issue — and are changes to the baseball to blame?

the giants might be 27 games out of first place in the nl west, but the padres are just four in front of them -- and even the slowest greyhound in the race can benefit from a wooden rabbit or two.





man suspected of firing gun into santa clara home arrested

police say victor cruz, 37, of hayward, intentionally fired a bullet into a santa clara home wednesday.





the latest: no sprinklers in hawaii high-rise where 3 died

honolulu (ap) ’ the latest on a fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local):





three earthquakes make season debuts against german club

the earthquakes get some new faces on the field while defeating eintracht frankfurt of germany in an exhibition match friday night at avaya stadium.





growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in florida

a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes friday.





sonny gray dominates indians, continues impressive stretch

sonny gray continues to increase his trade value as the deadline approaches with another dominant outing.





belmont blaze sparked by boy playing with fireworks

a brush fire broke out friday in the hills above carlmont high school after a 14-year-old boy ignited fireworks, authorities said.





youtube: why musicians are angry at world’s most popular music streaming service

youtube is locked in an increasingly bitter battle with music labels over how much it pays to stream their songs - and at stake is not just the finances of the music industry but also the way that millions of people around the world have grown accustomed to listening to music: for free.





the latest: at least 3 dead as fire rages in honolulu high-rise

honolulu firefighters say there are reports of people trapped in their units in a burning honolulu high-rise apartment building.





silicon valley firm compiling a blacklist of investors who harass women

faced with a burgeoning sexual harassment crisis, leaders in silicon valley have come up with a very silicon valley solution: use technology to create a blacklist.





lamborghini catches fire at redwood city gas station

a lamborghini countach caught fire at a chevron gas station thursday night in redwood city.





california congressman has ties to ex-russian intel officer at trump jr. meeting

a former soviet military counterintelligence officer who met with president donald trump's son, son-in-law and campaign manager in june 2016 had previously lobbied rep. dana rohrabacher, r-calif., at least twice about u.s. relations with russia.





the latest: fire rages in honolulu high-rise

honolulu firefighters say there are reports of people trapped in their units in a burning honolulu high-rise apartment building.





giants notes: right-hander mark melancon isn’t close to returning

sam dyson will be the giants' closer for the foreseeable future as mark melancon begins to play catch while coming back slowly from an elbow strain that has sent him to the disabled list twice this season.





peninsula happenings, july 14: new los altos park, mountain view tech showcase, how to avoid being a coyote’s lunch

coming up • the city of los altos will cut a ribbon to open a pop-up park — the downtown green — at 7:30 p.m. on saturday. the temporary park space is on third street between main and state streets downtown, a stretch of street covered by green, synthetic turf and lined with furniture. it’s […]





movie review: ‘war for the planet of the apes’ — a thrilling epic

“war for the planet of the apes” is a riveting and surprisingly poignant epic that’s a notch above much of the franchise dreck at every multiplex in the country.





movie review: ‘city of ghosts’ documents heroism in islamic state stronghold

the syrian city of raqqa first attracted militants in the uprising against president bashar al-assad, but in the wake of the revolution the islamic state set up camp there.