By Gary Richards | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 22, 2019 at 5:45 am | UPDATED: January 22, 2019 at 6:05 am Q: What’s up with the new flashing yellow left-turn signals in San Jose near Japantown? Dennis-A-Sharp-Eye-Merc-Editor A: We finally have these in the South Bay, and they are so needed and so welcomed. The city recently installed flashing yellow arrows at two intersections: 4th and Taylor, and 4th and Hedding. They have been gaining popularity across the nation for about a decade and are considered a safe and easily understood device that makes it clear when left-turning drivers need to wait for oncoming traffic and pedestrians. They give more opportunity for traffic to clear out of the left-turn lane instead of waiting at a red left-turn arrow. When the arrow changes to green, it means the left turn is protected and oncoming traffic has a red light or a red hand at the crosswalk. More are coming, possibly at Mission and 4th and … [Read more...] about Flashing yellow left-turn arrows have arrived in San Jose: Roadshow
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From left, Samantha Kernaghan, Ray Hyde's son Aaron Hyde, Hyde's daughters Alexandria and Audrey, and Hyde's mother-in-law Deborah Kurnia react at the memorial for Ray Hyde at the Cathedral of Faith church in San Jose on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Pastor Dewy Short speaks at the memorial for Raynard Hyde at the Cathedral of Faith church in San Jose on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Ray Hyde's wife Bina Hyde, right, gets a hug from Beth Singh, at the memorial for Ray Hyde at the Cathedral of Faith church in San Jose on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) A video remembrance of Ray Hyde singing played at the memorial for Hyde at the Cathedral of Faith church in San Jose on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Congregants participate during the singing at the memorial for Ray Hyde at the Cathedral of Faith church in San … [Read more...] about San Jose church fills to remember slain Santa Clara butcher as a ‘minister’ of song
By Joe Mathews | PUBLISHED: July 30, 2018 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: July 30, 2018 at 10:13 am Welcome to the Bay Area, Merced! Welcome as well to Modesto, Sacramento, and Yuba City. Looking south, you’re invited, too, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Salinas. And while you’re almost another state, don’t worry, Tahoe City! The Bay waters are warm. This expanded notion of the Bay Area’s reach isn’t a joke. It reflects the biggest thinking about California’s future. If you’re a smaller Northern California region that can’t compete with the Bay Area, why not join the Bay Area instead? The Bay Area would benefit too. It is one of four connected Northern California regions — along with greater Sacramento, the Northern San Joaquin Valley, and the Monterey Bay area — that struggle with severe challenges in housing, land use, jobs, transportation, education, and the environment. Since such problems cross regional boundaries, … [Read more...] about Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area, Merced!
By Ron Kroichick Published 7:57 pm, Monday, June 4, 2018 Shintaro Ban stood behind the 18th green Monday at Lake Merced Golf Club, contemplating an eventful and invigorating four-week stretch in his life. Ban, who grew up in San Jose and attended Mitty High, graduated from UNLV last month. He also competed in the NCAA golf championships, earned first-team All-America honors and returned to the Bay Area to prepare for U.S. Open sectional qualifying. Then, amid crisp and windy conditions in Daly City, he topped it all by landing a spot in next week’s Open at Shinnecock Hills in suburban New York. Ban shot 69 at Lake Merced, after posting 67 on Monday morning at the Olympic Club’s Ocean Course, to secure his trip to America’s national championship. “It’s a big steppingstone for me, my first major,” Ban said. “Every golfer imagines how they can get into their first major. We dream of it. And now that it’s become a reality, … [Read more...] about San Jose’s Shintaro Ban earns spot in U.S. Open
By Bay Area News Group | PUBLISHED: May 30, 2018 at 11:14 am | UPDATED: May 30, 2018 at 11:38 am A San Jose man died Sunday after he fell off his motorcycle on a Central Valley rural road. David Barajas Hernandez, 20, was found around 5:30 a.m. Sunday on the shoulder of Lander Avenue (Highway 165) near the community of Stevinson, 10 miles south of Turlock. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Officer Eric Zuniga, a spokesman for the Merced office of the California Highway Patrol. It was unclear when the accident occurred. Hernandez apparently crossed both lanes and was ejected on the left shoulder of the road, Zuniga said. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. … [Read more...] about San Jose motorcyclist killed in crash on rural road