Top San Jose news: Former Yahoo employee pleads guilty to hacking; gas tops $4 per gallon; more

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Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in San Jose.

Former Yahoo software engineer pleads guilty to using work access to hack into Yahoo users’ personal accounts

Defendant admits illegally copying images and videos from about 6,000 Yahoo accounts.

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Google gains option to buy downtown San Jose parcel in transit village area

Google has just obtained a purchase option for a property at 333 N. Montgomery in downtown San Jose, where a concrete contractor operates.

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A “Dreamer” draft pick for the Earthquakes faces an uncertain future

San Jose Earthquakes rookie Sergio Rivas has an uphill climb to MLS because of his immigration status as a “Dreamer.”

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Pain at the pump: Gas prices top $4 a gallon across Bay Area

Bay Area drivers hoping to get in on the national trend of cheaper gasoline prices around the country are only going to be disappointed when they head to the pump, as the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded now costs more than $4 across the region.

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