( Dai Sugano )
State lawmakers considering overhaul of foster care
The California Legislature will consider a major overhaul this year of how the state cares for thousands of traumatized foster children, a sweeping effort to curb the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in foster care.
Measles outbreak raises fury over vaccine exemptions
California's permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain a fast-moving outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more.
( Justin Heiman )
Purdy: Preparing for Super Bowl 50
The Bay Area's Super Bowl 50 is in Arizona to get an up-close preview of what things could look like in Santa Clara and San Francisco in 2016.
PG&E wields 'pervasive' influence at PUC
What's being described as the 'pervasive' influence of PG&E with the state Public Utilities Commission extended well beyond controversial former PUC President Michael Peevey and involved numerous officials at the agency, according to a sampling of 65,000 emails that also revealed that PUC and PG&E officials joked about gas pipeline safety, just weeks after a fatal natural gas blast in San Bruno.
(Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
10 best new Bay Area restaurants
Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu.
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'
The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.