Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News

Robert Salonga

San Jose Mercury News

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • San Jose Mercury News
  • L.A. Daily News
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  • East Bay Times
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  • Vacaville Reporter
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Monterey Herald
  • ChicoER
  • Times-Standard
  • Mercury-Register
  • Marin IJ
  • The Denver Post
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Recent articles by Robert:

New South Bay judge takes far-reaching family law experience to the bench

Brooke Blecher, 47, of San Jose, began May 1, 2020 as a new judge in the Santa Clara County Superior Court. She was previously a judicial commissioner and a longtime family-law attorney. → Read More

Trump orders governors to open churches ‘right now.’ Newsom says guidelines coming Monday

Governor says guidance will cover everything from megachurches to neighborhood houses of worship. → Read More

Trump orders governors to open churches ‘right now.’ Newsom says guidelines coming Monday

No re-opening timeline offered, but governor says guidance will cover everything from megachurches to neighborhood houses of worship. → Read More

Coronavirus: In San Jose, face mask enforcement will be all carrot, no stick

With Santa Clara County instituting its first face-mask rule, and San Jose leaders pondering their own stricter ordinance, what residents won't see in the Bay Area's largest city is police citing someone for not wearing a mask. → Read More

San Jose: Firefighters battle another big blaze at former Dick’s Center property

Firefighters were working to extinguish a fire at a vacant strip mall that sent heavy smoke into the sky just after the lunch hour Wednesday, according to the San Jose Fire Department. → Read More

Murder charge filed in San Jose home shooting

No motive announced in May 7 death on Santa Susana Way, which was initially treated as a suspicious death before witness implication made it a homicide investigation. → Read More

Coronavirus: Bay Area counties to universally allow storefront retail pickup, associated businesses to reopen

Bay Area will allow curbside retail pickup and associated manufacturing, warehousing and logistics businesses to reopen this week as the region falls into line with Gov. Gavin Newsom's reopening guidance. → Read More

San Jose man charged with murder in DUI crash that killed four passengers

Rabbi Kumar Khanna draws rare murder charge on account of having previous drunken driving conviction. → Read More

Obstacles loom for fed relief Newsom wants to fill coronavirus budget gap

A $3 trillion aid package proposed by the Democratic-led House of Representatives already faces staunch opposition from the White House. → Read More

Obstacles loom for fed relief Newsom wants to fill coronavirus budget gap

A $3 trillion aid package proposed by the Democratic-led House of Representatives already faces staunch opposition from the White House. → Read More

Los Altos homicide: Defendant was dating victim’s ex before deadly shooting

Murder charge filed for Redwood City man in connection with May 4 slaying of Roberto Rivera in back yard where he was working. → Read More

Coronavirus: Santa Clara County courts, Palo Alto issue face-mask requirements

In courtrooms, judges will have discretion over their own mask use, and can grant exemptions; Santa Clara is the only Bay Area county without a strict mandate, opting instead for a strong recommend… → Read More

Sheriff’s Office names deputies involved in deadly Half Moon Bay shooting

Authorities have identified the two deputies who fatally shot a woman who fired at them during a confrontation last week in Half Moon Bay, and released images of the shotgun she was carrying, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Coronavirus: Santa Clara County court increases available hearings

Beginning this week, the Santa Clara County Superior Court is for the first time expanding the number and kinds of proceedings that will be heard since statewide COVID-19 emergency restrictions curtailed court activity. → Read More

Coronavirus: As California loosens up, Bay Area businesses feel tied down

Confusion, disappointment reigns as some local merchants thought they were allowed to re-open along with the rest of the state, while big players like Tesla sought to create their own lane. → Read More

Ex-Peninsula cop catfished into teen sex chat now charged with lying to buy a gun

Robert Davies allegedly denied being the subject of a restraining order or felony prosecution when he sought to purchase a rifle in San Mateo, the city he once patrolled. → Read More

San Jose: Cinco de Mayo crowds spurn coronavirus-driven pleas to stay home

Big gatherings, gridlock by revelers evoke scenes of past holidays; civic leaders had urged people to celebrate without going out. → Read More

Santa Clara County jail: Third inmate tests positive for COVID-19

A Santa Clara County jail inmate showing no symptoms has become the third person in county custody to test positive for COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday. → Read More

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg gives $500K to help local YWCA support domestic-violence survivors amid COVID-19

Gift to Silicon Valley chapter part of larger donation to boost organization’s work to help abuse survivors overcome barriers made more perilous by stay-at-home orders. → Read More

Coronavirus: Chorus grows in San Jose to promote stay-at-home Cinco de Mayo celebrations

Strong admonitions come down after crowded, unmasked masses gather over the weekend in East San Jose; police chief says patrol focus will be on public safety, not health order enforcement. → Read More