Special San Jose State task force releases recommendations on campus climate
04/17/2014 09:11 PM PDT
A special task force convened at San Jose State after allegations that a black student was relentlessly bullied by his white roommates concluded its work Thursday night — and told President Mo Qayoumi all eyes will be on him as he considers their recommendations.
Missed the Obamacare deadline? Short-term health plan may be better than nothing
04/17/2014 05:54 PM PDT - Insurance industry and health care experts say the Affordable Care Act won’t allow you to get comprehensive health coverage again until Jan. 1. But if you’re worried about an unexpected medical problem before then, there is a last resort: short-term health insurance.
Leland Yee case: Feds again vow to add racketeering charges against most defendants
04/17/2014 02:40 PM PDT - Federal prosecutors say 'RICO is coming' in case against state Sen. Leland Yee and 28 defendants tied up in sweeping political corruption and organized crime probe. Still unknown: Will legislator face the added federal charge
Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving
04/17/2014 11:42 AM PDT - WASHINGTON -- The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.
Obamacare sign-ups beat projections in U.S., California
04/17/2014 05:56 PM PDT - Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, 8 million Americans, including 1.4 million Californians, signed up for a private health insurance plan. Millions more enrolled in Medicaid plans.
Relocation offers pour in for Sriracha maker
04/17/2014 07:22 AM PDT - A hot sauce company accused of stinking up the atmosphere around its Southern California plant is being peppered with offers to relocate.
Prop. 13 poll: Nearly half of voters open to changing it
04/17/2014 09:24 AM PDT - When asked in a general way if they favor making some changes, 49 percent of registered voters said they support the idea while 34 percent are opposed, the poll found.
Wrecking crews demolish iconic 'Blue Cube'
04/17/2014 06:02 AM PDT - The former Onizuka Air Force Station's 'Blue Cube' building that once housed Cold War spy operations met the wrecking crews this week, who fittingly wouldn't say much about the job.
San Francisco: Two, including toddler, die in fire in Sunnydale neighborhood
04/16/2014 03:10 PM PDT - Two people, including a toddler, were killed in a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco's Sunnydale neighborhood Thursday morning, fire officials said.
Appeals court rules for environmentalists in Delta water fight
04/16/2014 01:20 PM PDT - An appeals court says federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Drakes Bay oyster case: Marin judge faults state commission, calls for environmental review
04/16/2014 12:06 PM PDT - A preliminary ruling by a Marin Superior Court judge Tuesday found the state's Coastal Commission 'abused its discretion' when it issued cease-and-desist orders against the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. that would require dismantling of the operation.
UC Berkeley students vie for Obama's keynote attention
04/16/2014 11:23 AM PDT - Cal students campaign for President Barack Obama to be the 2015 commencement speaker.
Ex-Bell city manager leader gets 12 years in prison for corruption
04/16/2014 12:43 PM PDT - The former city manager of Bell has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small city just outside Los Angeles.
Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state
04/16/2014 06:05 AM PDT - Field poll finds Californians are concerned about the drought, but there are wide regional differences on building new dams and waiving environmental regulations.
New L.A. newspaper embraces print in digital world
04/15/2014 03:42 PM PDT - Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital. The former greeting card executive is trying to turn the Orange County Register into a media giant in Southern California, largely driven by paper and ink. The unconventional effort gets a jolt Wednesday when Freedom Communications, the company Kushner bought with other investors two years ago, launches the Los Angeles Register.
Apple v. Samsung: Samsung tech experts take on iPhone maker's patent claims
04/16/2014 10:41 AM PDT - Samsung rolls out well-paid experts to challenge previous testimony from Apple experts who told federal jury it is entitled to more than $2 billion in damages for infringement of software patents on iPhones and iPads.
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. takes fight to U.S. Supreme Court
04/15/2014 11:38 AM PDT - The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. filed a petition Monday to take its fight to stay open to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kevin Lunny, owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Co., is seeking to have a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned by the high court.
Drivers in fiery Northern California crash had clean records
04/15/2014 08:30 AM PDT - Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
Field Poll: Californians dislike Congress as a whole but feel better about own reps
04/15/2014 10:03 AM PDT - Six times as many California voters disapprove of how Congress is doing its job as those who approve, a new Field Poll finds.
California scenic coastal expanse preserved near Santa Cruz
04/15/2014 05:57 AM PDT - Coast Dairies 5,800 acres transferred to Bureau of Land Management after 40 years of debate over its future; streams, redwood forests and meadows on Santa Cruz County's north coast now in public ownership
Apple v. Samsung: Samsung resumes defense against iPhone maker's patent case
04/15/2014 05:58 AM PDT - Relying on Google engineers and its own top marketing executives, Samsung tries to persuade the jury that its success and Android-based features have nothing to do with Apple's iPhone and iPad technology
Obamacare: Tuesday midnight deadline looms for last-minute health care applicants
04/15/2014 06:10 AM PDT - Californians who started but were unable to finish their applications for a health care plan by the original March 31 open enrollment deadline have until midnight Tuesday to complete the process.
Bell scandal kingpin gets prison term in tax case
04/14/2014 12:15 PM PDT - The man authorities say masterminded a scheme that fleeced the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of millions of dollars has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.
Filipino group says 'Chavez' falls fall short in crediting Itliong
04/14/2014 11:13 AM PDT - The plight and achievements of the central California farm worker is brought to the forefront in 'Chavez,' but the motion picture falls seriously short of accurately depicting the importance of Larry Itliong and his peers, claimed a Seattle-based organization.
Suicide suspected in man's fall in Yosemite
04/14/2014 08:32 AM PDT - Authorities say suicide is suspected in the death of a man who apparently jumped from the top of a popular climbing spot in Yosemite National Park.
California career-college oversight failure draws legislators' attention
04/13/2014 05:34 PM PDT - Audit revealing California's for-profit college agency failure to protect the public spurs state lawmakers to set hearing on its future.
Blood Moon arrives late Monday, could spell early end to mission
04/14/2014 10:21 AM PDT - Lunar eclipse hits Bay Area late Monday.
Just chill, bro: Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard
04/12/2014 09:52 AM PDT - Problems with excessive partying have persisted for decades on this roughly half-square mile that is home to 23,000 people, but the violence has brought out politicians, university officials, police and student leaders to call for more prudent partying.
Witnesses: Truck was on fire before it hit bus carrying students
04/12/2014 09:49 AM PDT - The investigation into the fatal bus crash in Northern California took a new twist after two witnesses said the FedEx truck was on fire before it hit the tour bus filled with high school students.
Crocodile roaming Roseville shopping center sent to San Francisco aquarium
04/12/2014 09:01 AM PDT - A Nile crocodile abandoned at a Roseville shopping center will spend the next two weeks undergoing medical evaluation at San Francisco's Steinhart Aquarium.
This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance
At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
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'Orphan Black': What you need to know to become part of the Clone Club
Sc-fi thriller returns to 'deepen' its characters in Season 2.
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Chelsea Clinton is pregnant
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be grandparents.