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Ty Wright/APStarting next week our students in third through eighth grade

A new day for teaching and testing

Chances are when you were in school, you took the old multiple-guess…

Ty Wright/APStarting next week our students in third through eighth grade
John Davisson/Invision/APEric Clapton performs at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on Sunday

New biography claims Princess Diana hooked up with Eric Clapton

Gossip ages about as well as leftovers, but one biographer has just…

John Davisson/Invision/APEric Clapton performs at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on Sunday
GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERTacos at Padrecito – featuring thick

Chips, calamari tacos, comfy feeling at Padrecito

Padrecito suits Cole Valley. The upscale Mexican spot is full of dark…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERTacos at Padrecito – featuring thick
COURTESY  PHOTOThe menu at Cowboy Fishing Co. spotlights crab – in dishes such as crab cakes (pictured)

Cowboy Fishing a friendly spot for bites and brews

Half Moon Bay’s fishing and horse ranches come together at Cowboy Fishing…

COURTESY  PHOTOThe menu at Cowboy Fishing Co. spotlights crab – in dishes such as crab cakes (pictured)
A replacement anterior cruciate ligament recently used in surgery was made out of a pig ligament

Ligaments and tendons of the future

Imagine that in the future, you badly tore a ligament or a…

A replacement anterior cruciate ligament recently used in surgery was made out of a pig ligament
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerTim Stookey’s Stookey’s Club Moderne on 895 Bush St. is a sophisticated cocktail lounge that hearkens back to post-Prohibition bars.

New Orleans in SF, upscale cocktails, ramen and booze, and a fond farewell

Here’s a small samplings of bars around San Francisco doing good things…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerTim Stookey’s Stookey’s Club Moderne on 895 Bush St. is a sophisticated cocktail lounge that hearkens back to post-Prohibition bars.
Owen Sweeney/Invision/APMark McGrath of the rock band Sugar Ray performs on the Under The Sun 2013 Tour at The Electric Factory on Saturday

Mark McGrath debunks death hoax, PR firm takes blame

It was a hot Hollywood mystery: Who killed Mark McGrath? The 46-year-old…

Owen Sweeney/Invision/APMark McGrath of the rock band Sugar Ray performs on the Under The Sun 2013 Tour at The Electric Factory on Saturday
State and local government entities have an obligation to provide accessible workplace facilities

Even public buildings must meet ADA requirements

This week’s question comes from Marylyn T., who asks: Q: “I am…

State and local government entities have an obligation to provide accessible workplace facilities
Chris Pizzello/Invision/APLady Gaga arrives at the Academy Awards on February 22.

Lady Gaga to star on next season of “American Horror Story”

Lady Gaga has worn some pretty scary costumes in the past, but…

Chris Pizzello/Invision/APLady Gaga arrives at the Academy Awards on February 22.
Greg Allen/Invision/APSinger Chris Brown performs at the Barclays Center in New York.

Canada blocks Chris Brown; concerts canceled

Canada, you’ve broken the hearts of literally dozens of teen girls, but…

Greg Allen/Invision/APSinger Chris Brown performs at the Barclays Center in New York.
Every student in a San Francisco school

SFUSD’s talented students show off work at Arts Festival

This coming weekend, thousands of kids and community members will be streaming…

Every student in a San Francisco school
Scott Roth/Invision/APSnoop Dogg performs at HOT 97's "The Tip Off" at Madison Square Garden on Thursday

Snoop Dogg invests in San Francisco's Philz Coffee

Snoop Dogg is officially an investor in San Francisco’s Philz Coffee, and…

Scott Roth/Invision/APSnoop Dogg performs at HOT 97's "The Tip Off" at Madison Square Garden on Thursday
GABRIELLE LURIE / SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERThe bright

ABV brilliantly pairs ethereal bar bites and spirits

I fell in love with ABV the second I took a bite…

GABRIELLE LURIE / SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERThe bright
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerJeffrey Crolius tends bar

An Old World approach to a New World whiskey

Adam Spiegel is as humble a distiller as they come. After graduating…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerJeffrey Crolius tends bar
Ari Burack/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Maroon Bells

Aspen: The higher life

Back when journalist Hunter S. Thompson was blowing things up and running…

Ari Burack/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Maroon Bells
The knee has a handful of ligaments other than the ACL that should be checked out when your knee is injured.

Injured your ACL? Take care of your other knee ligaments, too

The knee is tied together by more than just the anterior cruciate…

The knee has a handful of ligaments other than the ACL that should be checked out when your knee is injured.

Join the bone-broth trend at Belcampo

Not just cooking stock anymore, bone broth — a nutrient-rich drink and…

California Civil Code Section 846 states that a property owner is not necessarily liable for accidents on his or her land.

Fault in recreational activities depends on permissions

This week’s question comes from Jason M. in Pacifica, who asks: Q:…

California Civil Code Section 846 states that a property owner is not necessarily liable for accidents on his or her land.
Frank Micelotta/Invision/APIn this Nov. 8

Vanilla Ice accused of burglarizing Florida home

Quick, name the 1990s rapper most likely to be arrested on suspicion…

Frank Micelotta/Invision/APIn this Nov. 8
AP file photoRocket the shih tzu.

Hearst nearly steals show at Westminster

Heiress Patty Hearst has been in the spotlight many times, but rarely…

AP file photoRocket the shih tzu.