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Robin Williams' kids, widow still feuding over his belongings

The battle over Robin Williams’ stuff rages on. The beloved comic’s adult…

Katy Winn/APIn this Nov. 13
Schools create their budgets with elected School Site Councils

Schools make dollars and sense out of budget proposals

A few weeks ago, hundreds of parents, school staff and even some…

Schools create their budgets with elected School Site Councils
GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERA piece of tasty

Cheap, groovy, global rotisserie chicken at Spinnerie

Spinnerie, a new fast-casual spot on the corner of Polk and Pine…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERA piece of tasty
COURTESY  PHOTODosa owner Anjan Mitra

Great synergies pairing wine with Indian food

As a passionate consumer of Asian food — and a big fan…

COURTESY  PHOTODosa owner Anjan Mitra
Courtesy photoIPhone app Snooth allows users to both rate and locate wine in the surrounding area.

Meet the queen bee behind Summer Place in Nob Hill

The first time I met Suzy Gordon at Summer Place in Nob…

Courtesy photoIPhone app Snooth allows users to both rate and locate wine in the surrounding area.
COURTESY  PHOTOUpscale traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes are on the menu at ichiZen in Millbrae.

Warm atmosphere at ichiZen in Millbrae

A new Millbrae eatery, ichiZen, is serving upscale traditional and contemporary Japanese…

COURTESY  PHOTOUpscale traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes are on the menu at ichiZen in Millbrae.
When selecting a physical therapist

What to look for in a physical therapist

Physical therapy can be the key to rapid recovery from injuries, prevention…

When selecting a physical therapist
Jae Hong/APFILE - In this Sept. 18

'Downton Abbey' announces end of run

Although not entirely unexpected, the news is official: The next season of…

Jae Hong/APFILE - In this Sept. 18
Charles Sykes/Invision/APMichael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

“Steve Jobs” movie seeking extras in San Francisco

Want to be in a movie? Want to (sort of) hang with…

Charles Sykes/Invision/APMichael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.
Being wrongly detained by store security guards could constitute false imprisonment

Stores can’t detain you without justification

This week’s question comes from Lionel T. from South San Francisco, who…

Being wrongly detained by store security guards could constitute false imprisonment
Jordan Strauss/Invision for Geffen Playhouse/AP ImagesElton John attends Backstage at the Geffen on Sunday

Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith to headline OSL

It’s not likely the eighth Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, slated…

Jordan Strauss/Invision for Geffen Playhouse/AP ImagesElton John attends Backstage at the Geffen on Sunday
Steffi Loos/APFuture "Sharknado 3" star David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff waves poetic about “Sharknado 3” role

Perhaps Cate Blanchett, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep are…

Steffi Loos/APFuture "Sharknado 3" star David Hasselhoff
SFUSD is emphasizing “conceptual understanding

There’s a new way to learn algebra

Forget how you were taught algebra. Now, let me introduce you to…

SFUSD is emphasizing “conceptual understanding
The Cricket World Cup is approaching and will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Crazy about baseball? Try cricket

Doctor's note: This week, I'm handing over the column to Dr. Irfan…

The Cricket World Cup is approaching and will be held in Australia and New Zealand.
COURTESY PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCEL’Aventure winery produces a Cote a Cote blend that takes its inspiration from the Rhone Valley.

Discover off-the-beaten-path red grapes

California has long been producing stellar cabernet sauvignons and food-friendly pinot noirs.…

COURTESY PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCEL’Aventure winery produces a Cote a Cote blend that takes its inspiration from the Rhone Valley.
COURTESY  PHOTOChicken-and beef-based soup options are many at OK Pho in Daly City.

Much more than ordinary noodles at OK Pho

OK Pho, a new Vietnamese restaurant on the Colma-Daly City border, offers…

COURTESY  PHOTOChicken-and beef-based soup options are many at OK Pho in Daly City.
GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERDon’t miss the flawless eggs Benedict and roasted potatoes at Elmira Rosticceria

Super fresh Italian tastes at humble Elmira Rosticceria

It’s no secret that I’m more than a little obsessed with Italy.…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERDon’t miss the flawless eggs Benedict and roasted potatoes at Elmira Rosticceria
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Embattled One Direction coming to Bay Area, at least in wax

Could Madame Tussauds in San Francisco ask for a better promotion of…

John Shearer/Invision/AP
JOHN SHEARER/INVISION/AP PHOTOThe guys in One Direction are facing some challenges on their 2015 tour.

Take a selfie with One Direction in S.F.

Could Madame Tussauds in San Francisco ask for a better promotion of…

JOHN SHEARER/INVISION/AP PHOTOThe guys in One Direction are facing some challenges on their 2015 tour.
COURTESY  PHOTO"Pretty Woman" director Garry Marshall and stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reminisce on the "Today" show to celebrate the blockbuster's 25th anniversary.

‘Pretty Woman’ stars reunite after 25 years

Mark your calendars and get ready to reminisce and feel old: There…

COURTESY  PHOTO"Pretty Woman" director Garry Marshall and stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reminisce on the "Today" show to celebrate the blockbuster's 25th anniversary.