End of Watch

On March 24, Michael Johnson became the 12th San Jose police officer killed in the line of duty, when he was ambushed by a suicidal shooter in South San Jose. A 14-year veteran of the department, law enforcement from across the country congregated in a packed SAP Center to honor Johnson’s life and service. He was 38 years old.

KP defeats Pao

Boorish behavior got a pass when venture capital firm KP prevailed over a former partner in a closely watched suit claiming gender discrimination. Plaintiff Ellen Pao accused the firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, of discriminating against her. Kleiner Perkins scored a sweeping victory in the case, which had mesmerized Silicon Valley with its salacious details while simultaneously shedding light on concerns about the technology industry’s lack of diversity.

Prostitutes take aim at Prohibition

Three former sex workers and a disabled john filed a historic lawsuit claiming that enforcing prostitution laws violates their constitutional freedoms.

Levi’s leg lock

Wrestlemania 31 put the smack down on Santa Clara, drawing tens of thousands of fans to Levi’s Stadium for a violent sideshow that, finally, didn’t involve 49ers fans.

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