Failure of Warriors' waterfront arena the latest in a long line of bay development defeats

Since the 1970s, environmental opposition has made it nearly impossible for any major project that would fill or block San Francisco Bay to win approval 
UC Berkeley law school acting dean going to Columbia University
Berkeley Law's acting dean, Gillian Lester, is to be dean of Columbia Law School.  

Californians strongly support Common Core
Californians of different political affiliations overwhelmingly support the new Common Core State Standards for education, a survey indicates, showing that the Golden State has seen less of the political division and uproar over revamping public-school curriculum. 

California spanking case: State's high court declines to hear appeal of mother's wooden spoon punishment
California Supreme Court lets stand ruling that OKs use of wooden spoon to discipline teen in case involving South Bay mother 

After deaths of two hikers on Mt. Tam, Marin investigators work to quell speculation about serial attacker
Amid intense speculation about the deaths of two hikers on Mount Tamalpais, the sheriff's department emphasized Tuesday that the women showed no signs of sexual assault or criminal injuries, and there is no evidence that an attacker is on the prowl.  

Hinkley: A town with no future

Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."

California budget crisis

Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.

Special report: High-speed rail

Get the latest news on the project to connect S.F. and L.A. Or see the interactive map and Twitter feed.

Special report: Same-sex marriage

Check out full coverage of the California ruling legalizing gay marriage and the passage of Proposition 8 to reject it.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.   Full Story
 
DALLAS (AP) — The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.   Full Story
 
 
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Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
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Teens: How to thrive despite ADHD

Many teenagers diagnosed with ADHD take medication yet still feel isolated and left to their own devices to figure out how to survive and thrive, particularly in high school, with its added academic and social rigors. We speak to teens, experts, and parents about the resources available, including a new book by a UCSF psychology professor and a free guide by an Alameda teenager with ADHD.