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Amazon begins large-scale rollout of palm print-based payments

Amazon will expand its Amazon One palm print checkout system to dozens of Whole Foods locations, marking the most significant expansion of the technology that was introduced in 2020. Amazon One allows customers to speedily check out at retail locations using only their palm prints after storing a scan of...

Two pedestrians and driver injured in San Jose collision

SAN JOSE -- Police in San Jose are investigating a traffic collision involving a vehicle that struck and injured two pedestrians Tuesday evening, authorities said.The San Jose police Twitter account said the collision happened in the area of West Reed Street and Almaden Avenue at around 4 p.m.    The two adult female pedestrians were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said the driver of the vehicle was also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  

Multiple vegetation fires burn along Interstate 280 in San Jose; firefighter hurt

SAN JOSE -- Multiple small vegetation fires were burned along Interstate Highway 280 in San Jose Wednesday afternoon and firefighters were able to knock them down, authorities said.The San José Fire Department said the fires were originally reported at 3:52 p.m. and were burning in the area between Bird Avenue and Race Street just west of state Highway 87. One firefighter was hurt after getting assaulted by a homeless person while the firefighter was responding to the fires near Race Street. The firefighter was being assessed for injuries and the suspect was arrested.The fire department said no structures were threatened. Traffic along the stretch of I-280 was at a crawl and drivers were urged to avoid the area if possible. 

Large Cupertino Apartment Complex Bought

Prometheus Real Estate Group, a landlord with buildings throughout Northern California, Oregon, and Washington, recently purchased McClellan Terrace, a 94-unit apartment complex located at 7918 through 7954 McClellan Road in Cupertino. The real estate group, headquartered in San Mateo, paid 52 million to an affiliate owned by Doris Davis, an individual based in San Jose, to purchase the apartments.

San Jose expected to lose hundreds of cops

The San Jose Police Department should expect a mass exodus of officers in the next three years, union leaders said. A survey conducted by The San Jose Police Officers’ Association shows more than 200 officers are planning to resign—with more than 150 wishing to do so in the next 36 months. Among those planning to leave, four out of... The post San Jose expected to lose hundreds of cops appeared first on San José Spotlight.

Hunger strike at the Monterey County Jail continues into its 10th day, with inmates calling for changes.

Nearly 30 people with colorful signs reading things like “honk for inmates' rights,” “bring back visits and video visits” and “incarcerated lives matter" gathered on Natividad Road in Salinas on Tuesday, Aug. 8, a few yards away from the Monterey County Jail: the place their loved ones have been on a hunger strike since Aug. 1 because they said their rights were taken away.

Hit Peruvian restaurant Limón Rotisserie is expanding into Silicon Valley

Popular Bay Area Peruvian chicken chain Limón Rotisserie is coming to Mountain View. Limón already has restaurants on Valencia Street and South Van Ness in San Francisco, as well as in Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Burlingame. According to the SF Business Times, the sixth location in Mountain View will be occupying an 8,000-square-foot space at 800 California Street at the intersection of Castro Street.

144-unit Hillcrest Estate breaks ground

WATSONVILLE—Major groundwork has begun on the 144-home Hillcrest Estate subdivision situated on an 11.27-acre hilltop between Ohlone Parkway and Walker Street above Watsonville Slough. “It’s a great boon that we are going to get an additional 144 units for Watsonville residents,” said Watsonville Community Development Department Director Suzi Merriam....

DNA test leads to arrest of Maui man in 40-year-old California murder case

A DNA test has lead to the arrest of a man from Hawaii as a suspect in the killing of 15-year-old Karen Stitt in California in 1982.Gary Ramirez, 75, was arrested by Sunnyvale police in Maui on 2 August.Stitt disappeared after waiting for a bus in Sunnyvale on 3 September 1982. Her naked body was discovered by a delivery truck driver 100 yards from the bus stop. She had been stabbed multiple times and sexually assaulted.Police say Ramirez's DNA matched blood on Stitt's jacket and a wall where she was left.Sign up to our newsletters. Read More Dont Pay UK: What is it and what do they do?Eric Trump blames Biden administration for FBI raid on Mar-a-LagoLangya virus: What is the new disease discovered in China?