CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2002 |
A man who assembled an arsenal of guns and homemade bombs while plotting a killing spree of fellow students at De Anza College was convicted Friday on 108 counts of possessing and planning to use those weapons. Al Joseph DeGuzman, 20, whose diary indicated that he intended to copy the massacre carried out by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., could face up to 100 years in prison.
July 9, 1997 |
NetSoft Inc., a privately held developer of computer communications software, is being acquired by NetManage Inc. of Cupertino for $26 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in August. NetManage, which makes products that connect computer networks, said Tuesday the deal will create one of the largest vendors in the market for such products.
August 28, 1996 |
Netscape Communications Corp. gave a boost Tuesday to Apple Computer Inc.'s efforts to make the Internet a key element in its turnaround strategy. The two companies said Netscape had agreed to develop a new version of its Netscape Navigator Internet browser that supports Apple's Cyberdog Internet search software as well as OpenDoc, software backed by Apple for manipulating documents.
August 12, 1992 |
No need to pity Trent Martin, who personifies the enviable rut the Newbury Oaks American Legion baseball team finds itself in. Martin, the team's first baseman and cleanup hitter, suffered a twisted ankle Tuesday after drilling a run-scoring double in the seventh inning. While rounding first, he stumbled over the lip of the grass--for the second time in the state tournament. "I guess that's been a bad area for me," said Martin, who was not injured seriously and remained in the game.
April 28, 1992 |
In the world of computer software, Symantec Corp. is this year's Cinderella. "A sexy stock in an unglamorous niche," Investor's Daily aptly describes the Cupertino-based firm. Symantec's attractions are reflected in its dazzling leap to No. 4 on this year's Times list of 100 California companies with the sharpest sales growth. Symantec's sales grew an enchanting 127.2%. The company didn't even make the chart a year ago.
March 20, 1992 |
In the Southern California Division I regional final against Lynwood on Saturday at the Sports Arena, the Peninsula girls' basketball team was leading Lynwood, 46-45, with 4 minutes 56 seconds remaining. With a berth in the state championship game and a mythical national championship on the line, it was time for the Panthers to turn to their leader, senior point guard Kristen Mulligan.
June 25, 1991 |
A Superior Court judge let stand a six-year prison sentence for former Sunnyvale Mayor Brian O'Toole, who had pleaded no contest to a charge of child molesting. O'Toole, 35, was accused of lewd and lascivious conduct with a Cupertino boy from August, 1984, to January, 1989. He resigned his office last August.
May 28, 1990 |
Two blazes struck Digital Equipment Corp., causing more than $300,000 in damage to a fumes incinerator and a computer component assembly area, fire officials said. The fires of unknown origin broke out in separate areas of the three-building complex, but foul play was not suspected, Santa Clara County fire officials said. There were no injuries. The heaviest damage was caused when an explosion occurred inside a natural-gas incinerator used to eliminate manufacturing fumes.
May 8, 1988 |
Guard Jeff Bregel and defensive tackle Kevin Fagan of the San Francisco 49ers were arrested early Saturday following an altercation with three Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies in the parking lot of a convenience store, police said. Both players had been taking part this week in the 49ers' mini-camp at their new Santa Clara practice facility. Lt. Bob Stith said the trouble began about 1:30 a.m., when a deputy observed a Chevy Blazer driven by Bregel turn right from a left-hand turning lane.