Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 13 tornadoes Wednesday night that killed six people and injured dozens. Read More
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office this morning said it was 46-year-old Ross Ehlinger who died on Sunday during the city's popular Escape From Alcatraz triathlon, marking the first death in the history of the annual event. Read More
A 46-year-old man from Texas died while competing in the 33rd Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, according to race organizers.The man, whose name has not been released, is from Austin and is believed to have suffered a heart attack during the swim portion of the event, race organizers said in a released statement. Read More
A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of a sexual assault Saturday night in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood, police said Wednesday.
Arthur Salinas, 57, was booked on several counts of aggravated and sexual assault and for failing to register as a sex offender, among other charges. Salinas has past sexual offense convictions in Texas; he was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1982, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was paroled in 2009. Read More
Richard Linklater’s “Bernie” is not a typical biopic. Not devoted to facts, the comedy is deliberately and joyously rooted in gossip.
Jack Black stars as Bernie Tiede, a real man from Carthage, Texas. The mortician, singer of hymns and possible closeted homosexual was a well-loved citizen of the community. He also was convicted for murdering an 81-year-old widow in 1996. Read More
A big payout over a development dispute at San Francisco International Airport has turned into a big bill for city taxpayers. Read More
David Ash threw for one touchdown and caught a TD pass to lead Texas to a 21-10 victory against California in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night.The Longhorns (8-5) had five takeaways and sacked Cal's Zach Maynard six times.The Golden Bears (7-6) are winless in five games against the Longhorns dating to 1959. Read More
Cal is not taking its return to the postseason lightly as they prepare for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl against Texas in San Diego today.
“Our preparation is good, our players are focused,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford. “You really have to manage the excitement of a bowl game with the hard work, physical aspect you have to do to get ready to go to a bowl game without getting your players banged up.” Read More
SAN DIEGO -- California and Texas will play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28, the first matchup between the schools since 1970.It will be the fifth meeting between the schools. Texas leads the series 4-0.Both teams are 7-5. Texas will be playing in the Holiday Bowl for the fifth time while Cal is making its third visit.Cal won three of its final four games. Read More
California Gov. Jerry Brown made an appearance in Santa Clara this week as the Texas-based Dell computer company broke ground for a new research and development center. The symbolism was unmistakable.
With California’s economy stuck in a recessionary trough, critics have been drawing contrasts with Texas, its economic, cultural and political rival to the east, so Dell’s project is an anecdotal antidote. Read More