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Courtesy photoFumigators must have a signed contract from the homeowner before beginning work.

Protections in place for faulty fumigation

This week's question comes from Tara P. in Hayward, who writes: Q:…

Courtesy photoFumigators must have a signed contract from the homeowner before beginning work.
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After hit Kardashian game, San Francisco's Glue works with Jenner sisters

Everyone, indeed, wants to keep up with the Kardashians. Glu Mobile, the…

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Families have until April 10 to register their children at their assigned schools.

Navigating the school enrollment process

If you saw the mail being delivered these past few days, your…

Families have until April 10 to register their children at their assigned schools.

Amoura opens first South S.F. outpost

Amoura owner Sam Shihadeh brings the Mediterranean theme from his casual Amoura…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERThe distinctive papaya salad at the new Hawker Fare in San Francisco is studded with tasty black crab.

Fun funk factor with Hawker Fare’s Thai and Lao fare

A few years ago, chef James Syhabout opened Hawker Fare, a casual…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERThe distinctive papaya salad at the new Hawker Fare in San Francisco is studded with tasty black crab.
COURTESY GLODOW NEAD COMMUNICATIONSSonoma Valley's Girlfriends Getaway in March and April offers wine-related promotions geared toward women.

Girls just want to have fun in Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley’s Girlfriends Getaway began five years ago as an activity-packed weekend…

COURTESY GLODOW NEAD COMMUNICATIONSSonoma Valley's Girlfriends Getaway in March and April offers wine-related promotions geared toward women.
Kicking back and staying home on a Monday can do wonders for your spiritual self.

Pushing in the clutch

Take Monday morning off. It will feel very odd. Usually on a…

Kicking back and staying home on a Monday can do wonders for your spiritual self.
In the State of California

Direct family ties rule following loved one’s death

This week’s question comes from Cynthia C. from Hayward, who writes: Q:…

In the State of California
Richard Shotwell/Invision/APJames Van Der Beek attends the Inaugural Los Angeles Baby Buggy Fatherhood Lunch at Palm Restaurant on Wednesday

James Van Der Beek outbids forlorn lady for rescue dog

James Van Der Beek loves dogs, but a lady he left heartbroken…

Richard Shotwell/Invision/APJames Van Der Beek attends the Inaugural Los Angeles Baby Buggy Fatherhood Lunch at Palm Restaurant on Wednesday
Jacques Brinon/APActors Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson take over Valentino runway to tease “Zoolander 2”

Is “Zoolander” vintage like a 1950s Chanel suit or derelict like a…

Jacques Brinon/APActors Ben Stiller
Kevork Djansezian/APMarion "Suge" Knight

Graphic video of Suge Knight running over two men raises questions

Newly released video graphically depicts former rap music mogul Suge Knight running…

Kevork Djansezian/APMarion "Suge" Knight
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United for our children’s future

Not long ago, one of our high school seniors, Diego Morales, told…

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Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerBartender Stellar Cassidy has made craft beer her specialty.

Falling in love with craft beer in SF

You will not find a sign with Church Key's name on it,…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerBartender Stellar Cassidy has made craft beer her specialty.
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Made in China’s amusing menu leads to dining adventure

“There is no cauliflower in the Shenyang cauliflower,” our server mysteriously warned…

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COURTESY MICHAEL GARLANDFresh fish has been a staple at Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant for nearly 150 years.

Sam’s Grill up for another century of no-nonsense dining

The term classic is literal – and used in the best sense…

COURTESY MICHAEL GARLANDFresh fish has been a staple at Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant for nearly 150 years.
Doctors have a number of options when it comes to joint injections.

The next generation of joint injections

Joints sometimes hurt. Like well-oiled machines, occasionally the oil runs thin, the…

Doctors have a number of options when it comes to joint injections.
Damian Dovarganes/APA small plane lies where it crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles on Thursday

Engine failure blamed after Harrison Ford crashes plane into golf course

Harrison Ford reported engine failure shortly after takeoff Thursday before crash-landing his…

Damian Dovarganes/APA small plane lies where it crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles on Thursday
California Civil Code Section 2080 states that “Any person or any public or private entity that finds and takes possession of any money

Finding a lost wallet and the law

Today’s article is not a question, but an account of a recent…

California Civil Code Section 2080 states that “Any person or any public or private entity that finds and takes possession of any money
Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP ImagesActor Seth Rogen attends the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday

Seth Rogen slams report he left pot “stench” in Sony office

After being demoted from her cushy gig as Sony Pictures’ co-chairwoman, Amy…

Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP ImagesActor Seth Rogen attends the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday
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Canada politely begs residents not to scribble Spock on $5 bills

At first glance, Sir Wilfrid Laurier doesn’t bear much of a resemblance…

Ric Francis/APIn this Aug. 9