A growing legion of politically minded people are upset with Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg -- and for once it's not because of the annoying ticker, unappealing ads, or unpopular timeline forced on Facebook users. Read More
Last week was a dreary week in San Francisco, full of weak and weary souls unable to forget that bleak game in which their proud team's championship hopes ended up as dying embers. Sorrow for the lost Super Bowl! A second championship celebration within four months in front of City Hall's door? Nevermore. Read More
A Brentwood family is asking for the public's help in finding 21-year-old Victoria "Torrie" Stevenson who has been missing since her boyfriend dropped her off in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood last Friday.
According to her stepfather, Michael Marden, Stevenson's boyfriend dropped her off at Market and Jones near World of Stereo for a job interview. The couple was supposed to meet up afterward, but Stevenson never showed up. Nobody has seen her or heard from her since. Read More
There’s no telling how effective Ray Lewis will be today against the Indianapolis Colts after missing 12 weeks with a torn right triceps.
Fortunately, for the Ravens, he’s already provided an emotional lift.
With his announcement that he will step into retirement after Baltimore completes its 2013 playoff run, Lewis gave the slumping Ravens a boost heading into their wild-card game.
“Just having him back on the field is an inspiration,” Baltimore defensive coordinator Dean Pees said. Read More
From giant Sequoias in the east to wind-swept Monterey cypresses in the west, California is defined by its trees, so a surge this year in oak deaths is cause for consternation across the Bay Area.
A recently completed survey shows 376,000 dead oak trees across the coastal regions impacted by sudden oak death, a pathogen that develops on host plants ranging from the bay laurel to ornamental rhododendrons. Read More
When California voters approved Proposition 14 in 2010 — an initiative to allow open, multiparty primaries — the idea was to cut down on the rancorous, ideologically extreme rhetoric that had become commonplace in the races leading up to the general election.
However, local residents voting in state Senate races Nov. 6 will see a quirky side effect of the law that probably was not envisioned. Read More
Two bond insurers have challenged Stockton’s eligibility for bankruptcy, arguing that the city can cut pension benefits — a move that could have profound implications for the entire state.The court filings set a roadmap for a battle, in or out of bankruptcy court, in which Wall Street takes on the largest public U.S. pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, as troubled cities and counties watch closely. Read More
A Marin County man is recovering at home after being attacked by a mountain lion in the Sierra Nevada foothills early Sunday morning.
The 63-year-old man, who does not want to be identified for now, was in a sleeping bag on a sandbar along a tributary of the Yuba River near Nevada City when he was attacked around 1 a.m. Sunday, California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Patrick Foy said.
"It was a remote area few miles northwest of Nevada City. It was a secret spot he knew about," Foy said. Read More
The Bay Area’s population is expected to increase by more than 2 million people over the next 40 years, and the overwhelming majority of those residents are projected to live near transit centers such as BART stations.
To address the region’s shifting growth patterns, BART has developed a long-term service strategy as part of its Metro program. Read More
Investigators believe the man arrested Monday in connection with Sierra LaMar’s disappearance kidnapped and murdered the 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl, but her family is maintaining hope that she is still alive.
Fighting back tears, Sierra’s mother Marlene LaMar spoke at a news conference held at the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office in San Jose this morning.
“I’m not giving up hope,” LaMar said. “Her body has not been found.” Read More