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April 23, 1986
The company said that its Sunnyvale, Calif., division will shift high-volume production of semiconductor components to outside merchant vendors and that the division will focus on advanced development and pilot-line fabrication of electronic components. There were 325 employees at Sunnyvale before the change.
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April 1, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
For more than 15 years, a $518-million military weather satellite sat in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Corp.'s facility in Sunnyvale waiting for the day it would be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. On Thursday morning, the spacecraft is finally set to be blasted into space atop Atlas V rocket. It will be the latest satellite launched in support of the military's long-running Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, a satellite system initiated in 1962.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Rick Rojas and Lee Romney
In a city that had fallen into bankruptcy, where confidence had plummeted as crime rose, the election was cast as a decisive moment for San Bernardino. And Tuesday the voters spoke up, pushing out the longtime city attorney - a prominent figure first elected to the job in 1987 - and a city councilwoman who nonetheless emerged as the leading vote-getter in the race for mayor. Proponents of the recall effort hailed the election as a victory. "It gives San Bernardino hope that things can get better and will get better," said Scott Beard, a leader of the recall effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A statewide Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning for a Sunnyvale man who authorities say abducted a 1-month-old baby. The California Highway Patrol identified the man as 22-year-old Mesut Guler, who was possibly driving a tan, medium-sized 2004 GMC Envoy SUV with the license plate number 6HIL892. The SUV has an image of a large American eagle on its rear window. The missing Latino child's name is Henry Guler-Romero, according to the CHP. The Amber Alert was issued shortly after 3:20 a.m. Guler was described as being 6 feet tall, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1986
Sunnyvale-based Micro Mask Inc. appointed William E. Parker vice president and general manager of its EMC division in Azusa.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Yahoo Inc. said in a regulatory filing that laying off nearly 700 workers would cost $30 million to $34 million in severance pay and related expenses. The layoffs, which were announced in April, affect about 5% of the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet giant's workers worldwide.
OPINION
August 26, 2001
I guess it's not enough that corporations can buy politicians and run the world government ("Lobbyists Tied to Microsoft Wrote Citizens' Letters," Aug. 23). They've also got to dilute the one last scrap of power available to regular people--grass-roots action. I've heard a lot of talk about the power of a deterrent for individuals. Unless a serious example is made of Microsoft, many thoughtful people will conclude that large corporations are above the law. The corollary is that peaceful means will not suffice to regain control of our lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1987 | Associated Press
The palm tree is enjoying a renaissance in Northern California, thanks partly to planners and developers inspired by its elegant symbolism on "Miami Vice." Landscape architects and others say they are incorporating palms into their plans again after shunning them as too tacky and too glitzy during the 1960s and '70s. "All of these years, people planted pine trees and sycamores and trees like that," said Dennis Chambers, a partner in a real estate business in Sunnyvale.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
For more than 15 years, a $518-million military weather satellite sat in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Corp.'s facility in Sunnyvale waiting for the day it would be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. On Thursday morning, the spacecraft is finally set to be blasted into space atop Atlas V rocket. It will be the latest satellite launched in support of the military's long-running Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, a satellite system initiated in 1962.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo's board of directors has approved a $1.1-billion cash acquisition of blogging site Tumblr. A deal could be announced as soon as Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. It's the biggest -- and riskiest -- deal yet for Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, who is trying to make pioneering Internet company relevant to younger generations who have gravitated to other services and to mobile devices. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 The board of the Sunnyvale, Calif., Internet company met Sunday to consider the transaction, which Mayer negotiated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Rick Rojas and Lee Romney
In a city that had fallen into bankruptcy, where confidence had plummeted as crime rose, the election was cast as a decisive moment for San Bernardino. And Tuesday the voters spoke up, pushing out the longtime city attorney - a prominent figure first elected to the job in 1987 - and a city councilwoman who nonetheless emerged as the leading vote-getter in the race for mayor. Proponents of the recall effort hailed the election as a victory. "It gives San Bernardino hope that things can get better and will get better," said Scott Beard, a leader of the recall effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | By Lee Romney, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Voters in the Santa Clara County city of Sunnyvale were overwhelmingly backing a host of gun safety measures Tuesday that would put the relatively safe city at the forefront of a nationwide conversation on firearms regulation. Sunnyvale's measure was passing with two-thirds of the vote. It would require residents to report lost or stolen weapons within 48 hours of the discovery and to keep weapons safely stored. It would also make it illegal to possess ammunition magazines of 10 or more rounds, and require those purchasing ammunition to provide documentation that would be kept on file by store owners for two years.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Yahoo says it has made a major change to its logo, but unless you have studied  design it's hard to tell the difference. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company unveiled the new design on Tumblr late Wednesday night, and it does appear the company came up with a new design after 18 years that looks more serious and hip. The design, which can be seen in the video above, keeps many of Yahoo's traditional logo elements. The color scheme remains purple, the letters capitalized and, perhaps most important, the exclamation mark is still there.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Yahoo became the fourth major tech company to disclose how much government data requests it gets, following a report that alleged the tech companies are involved in a government surveillance program known as PRISM. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said Yahoo received between 12,000 and 13,000 government requests between December 2012 and the end of May. The bulk of these requests were for criminal investigations, including homicides and kidnappings. "Like all companies, Yahoo! cannot lawfully break out FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
BUSINESS
May 21, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - To punctuate his company's $1.1-billion purchase by Yahoo Inc., Tumblr co-founder and Chief Executive David Karp let loose in a blog post with a celebratory expletive. It was classic Karp, a 26-year-old high school dropout who built one of the Web's most popular outlets for personal expression. It was also a clever way to send a message to Tumblr users: It may have been bought out - earning Karp about $275 million - but Tumblr was going to stay irreverent.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Many Tumblr users are already up in arms over worries that their beloved blogging service could lose its hip edge under Yahoo's control. The blogging website was filled with rants after Yahoo announced on Monday it was acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion. An online petition to stop Yahoo from buying Tumblr had already been signed by nearly 169,000 people as of late Monday afternoon.  “Yahoo is gonna ruin tumblr and Tumblr is the only reason why the world isn't in chaos rite now tumblr keeps people sane what if it shuts down.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Yahoo became the fourth major tech company to disclose how much government data requests it gets, following a report that alleged the tech companies are involved in a government surveillance program known as PRISM. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said Yahoo received between 12,000 and 13,000 government requests between December 2012 and the end of May. The bulk of these requests were for criminal investigations, including homicides and kidnappings. "Like all companies, Yahoo! cannot lawfully break out FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
BUSINESS
May 19, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo's board of directors has approved a $1.1-billion cash acquisition of blogging site Tumblr. A deal could be announced as soon as Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. It's the biggest -- and riskiest -- deal yet for Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, who is trying to make pioneering Internet company relevant to younger generations who have gravitated to other services and to mobile devices. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 The board of the Sunnyvale, Calif., Internet company met Sunday to consider the transaction, which Mayer negotiated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - A disgruntled employee had sprayed his workplace with gunfire - killing three and wounding six - before heading into this Silicon Valley community, shooting another innocent and then melting into a residential neighborhood. There weren't enough patrol officers available to secure the search area. But commanders in Sunnyvale's Department of Public Safety were able to do what few across the country can: They called on a fire crew that was coming off duty to switch hats.
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