Ethan Baron, San Jose Mercury News

Ethan Baron

San Jose Mercury News

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • ChicoER
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Times-Standard
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • SGV Tribune
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Whittier Daily News
  • Daily Bulletin
  • The Denver Post
  • and more…

Recent articles by Ethan:

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Another bruising day in court for Theranos founder Holmes

Holmes’ claims about her startup’s technology — including that it was being used on military choppers — were key to DeVos family’s investment, witness testifies. → Read More

Damning day in Elizabeth Holmes trial: Pfizer did not OK Theranos’ use of its logo, witness testifies

Holmes ‘provided oblique, deflective or evasive non-informative answers’ to technical questions from Pfizer, jury hears. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Theranos claims to Rupert Murdoch were disputed within company

Claims made by Elizabeth Holmes' failed startup Theranos to media mogul Rupert Murdoch and other investors about the accuracy of the firm's blood tests were under dispute within the company, jurors heard Tuesday during Holmes' criminal fraud trial. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Holmes hired her brother, who hired his college pals

Daniel Edlin also testified that Holmes had him set up an array of Theranos machines for a VIP demonstration, and he later learned the devices were never used for clinical testing. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Theranos put patients in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ regulator warned

One Bay Area lab staffer told regulators she had been ‘informally trained’ and she ‘felt competent.’ → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Walgreen’s paid $100 million to Theranos, invested $40 million more, witness says

Deal was intended to put Theranos blood-testing services in Walgreens across the U.S. → Read More

Tesla moving headquarters from Palo Alto to Texas

Palo Alto electric car maker plans to expand production from its Fremont factory, CEO said. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Buddhist Juror No. 4 off jury over concerns about punishment

The judge in Elizabeth Holmes' criminal fraud trial dismissed a juror who said she was Buddhist and was worried about possibly helping send Holmes to prison. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Lawyer claims ‘incompetent’ lab chief, not Holmes, to blame

Defence lawyer Lance Wade outlines purported problems at companies where Adam Rosendorff worked after Theranos. → Read More

Shark attack north of Bay Area: Bitten surfer pulled from water, flown to hospital

Surfers report seeing great whites in the Bodega Bay area this time of year, but attacks are very rare → Read More

Oakland home invasion that killed high-profile education advocate Dirk Tillotson appears targeted: police

Dirk Tillotson and his wife, Amina Assefa, were sleeping when their East Oakland home was broken into, authorities said → Read More

Shark attack north of Bay Area: Bitten surfer pulled from water, flown to hospital

Surfers report seeing great whites in the Bodega Bay area this time of year, but attacks are very rare → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Holmes accused of ‘cynical ruse’ to harass ‘Bad Blood’ author by putting him on witness list

Theranos founder is trying to keep out of the courtroom the reporter whose work led her to courtroom, reporter claims. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: New windows into Holmes’ life, vegan diet and ‘very secret’ relationship

Holmes’ relationship with former company president — whom she’s accused of coercing and abusing her — was ‘not to be discussed,’ ex-worker tells FBI → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Lab chief felt ‘moral obligation’ to blow whistle on Theranos

Court hears Elizabeth Holmes’ brother, hired at Theranos despite lacking medical background, made clinical decisions. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Theranos cared more about PR and raising money than patients, former lab chief testifies

Holmes, when told about purported problems with her machines just before the company’s commercial launch, appeared ‘nervous and upset,’ court hears → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Former Defense Secretary Mattis applauded ‘young Elizabeth’ but bloom came off

Retired four-star general testifies that as a Theranos board member, he didn’t know company was using other firms’ machines. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: New-mom goody-bag, then inaccurate bad news from Theranos test, patient testifies

Health professional’s review of Theranos tests for possible inaccuracies ‘didn’t come up with much’ → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: New-mom goody-bag, then inaccurate bad news from Theranos test

Health professional’s review of Theranos tests for possible inaccuracies ‘didn’t come up with much’ → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Blood analyzers’ failure rates threatened patients, court hears

In quality-control testing, some 30% of prostate-cancer screening results were inaccurate, with a thyroid-health test failing at a rate higher than 50%. → Read More