Tim Reynolds

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KTVU Fires Producers for Racist Asiana Crash Report, Attempts to Scrub Internet

KTVU would like nothing more than for everyone to forget about its racist and factually incorrect report about the Asiana flight 214 crash.

Almost three weeks afterKTVU afternoon anchor Tori Campbell read fake, racist names while reporting on the July 6 Asiana flight 214 crash, the news station is still cleaning up its mess. The station confirmed Wednesday that it has fired at least three longtime producers over the on-air gaffe, which went viral a few seconds after Campbell stopped talking. But in an effort to erase any video evidence of the blunder, KTVU has also begun using copyright law to demand that YouTube remove videos of its anchor’s mistake.

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Shirakawa Hearing Reveals New Details on Timing of DA’s Charges

Friday’s court hearing focused on the timing of charges against former county supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. (File photo)

George Shirakawa Jr. didn’t attend court for his procedural hearing Friday, disappointing camera crews who were hoping for a shot of the disgraced former county supervisor. And while the brief hearing in Judge Philip Pennypacker’s courtroom didn’t provide much gripping footage for the evening news, it did reveal new details about the fraudulent mailer charges against Shirakawa.

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Focus of Alvarado, Chavez Supervisor Race Turns to Campaign Coordination

Teresa Alvarado, left, and Cindy Chavez have been the target of dueling complaints with Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) about illegal campaign coordination in their county supervisor race.

The latest turn in the race to replace disgraced former county Supervisor George Shirakawa, Jr., the Santa Clara County Democratic Party has filed a complaint against candidate Teresa Alvarado, alleging that she illegally coordinated with a political action committee. Alvarado and fellow candidate Cindy Chavez, who has also been accused of illegal campaign coordination and is supported by the county Democratic Party, will face off in a July 30 special election. With only three weeks left in the race, an important debate is being waged on what constitutes unfair campaign assistance.

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49ers Stadium Opponents Make Late Push

The San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara is expected to be completed by July 2014.

The San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara is just a year or so away from its July 2014 opening, but some Santa Clara residents are still fighting the stadium’s construction. Santa Clara Plays Fair, a committee opposed to the newly-named Levi’s Stadium, is organizing its members to appear at the Redevelopment Agency’s Oversight Board meeting Tuesday afternoon.

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