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SAN JOSE — A Bay Area congressman on Friday called for tougher security standards and a study of technology that could have spotted a teenager climbing a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowing away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound airliner nearly two weeks ago.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.
A Bay Area congressman wants an updated assessment of the nation's airport perimeter security needs following a Santa Clara teen's stowaway voyage in the wheel well of a jetliner taking off from Mineta San Jose International Airport. The 15-year-old jumped a fence to get into the airport Sunday, and miraculously survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii despite freezing temperatures and
Les Smith thought he was a U.S. citizen but learned otherwise when he applied for Social Security after turning 65.
“What a surprise,” he said.
The mix-up was resolved Wednesday when Smith took his citizenship oath at U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell’s Hayward office, with his wife of 44 years sitting nearby, blinking, with tears in her eyes.
Colleges ranked as the best – or worst – in the country by U.S. News & World Report are judged on seven categories: undergraduate academics, graduation rates, retention rates, faculty resources like class size, admissions selectivity, wealth and alumni donations.
A stock photo of San Francisco International Airport featured in an international publication – reportedly run by al Qaeda - is sounding off alarms on Capitol Hill, especially as the year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings nears.
OAKLAND — Whenever Vietnam veteran Don Cooper asked about his request for an in-home aide, the Oakland VA regional benefit office told him the same thing: A decision would take 14 months.
“Well, I’m going to be dead in 14 months,” said Cooper, 72, of Livermore, who has stage 4 colon cancer. “But I couldn’t get anybody to listen to me.”
US President Barack Obama has signed into law a legislative measure allowing American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda in the Central Philippines.
National issues took center stage at San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson’s monthly breakfast meeting on Friday, with Congressman Eric Swalwell speaking and taking questions from the crowd.