• Oakland is where Lynch can feel at home - 01/30/2015 08:07 AM PST
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    Dana Nachman's documentary "Batkid Begins," will open the 25th annual Cinequest Film Festival on Feb. 24.  
     
    California Gov. Jerry Brown and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced partnerships Thursday to expand financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily, affordable housing.  
     
    Buying and reselling homes quickly at a profit is slowing down in the Bay Area due to declining foreclosures, slowing price gains and competition from regular buyers, a study released Thursday by Trulia showed. Professionals agree -- it's slim pickings out there.  
     
    A small number of doctors in recent years have "fired" patients who continue to believe debunked research linking vaccines to autism. They hope the strategy will lead parents to change their minds; if that fails, they hope it will at least reduce the risk to other children in the office.  
     
    According to police reports, both the suspect and victim in an alleged rape behind a Stanford University fraternity party were drinking, the suspect denies raping her but police found her unconscious.  
     
    A recent cover story in Newsweek hits Silicon Valley hard on how it treats women in tech  
     
    Two cases of measles in two unvaccinated Marin children who are family members were confirmed by the county's health department, officials said Thursday night.  
     
    SACRAMENTO -- A patient with symptoms consistent with Ebola infection is being evaluated at the UC Davis Medical Center, state Public Health Department officials said Thursday.  
     
    A day before the release of 65,000 emails expected to shed further light on PG&E's ties to the state Public Utilities Commission before and after a fatal explosion in San Bruno, legal experts said Thursday that search warrants served on top former government and PG&E officials point to heightened interest in a criminal prosecution linked to the cozy relationship between PG&E and the PUC.  
     
    SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD
    California's venerable state parks -- from sunny Los Angeles beaches to towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains -- are under "serious stress" and suffering from declining budgets, shorter hours, higher fees, a $1.3 billion maintenance backlog and outdated technology.  
     
     
    ( Lisa Wrenn )
    SF IndieFest: 5 films you shouldn't miss

    From the inspiring 'F R E E' to the creepy 'Black Mountain Side' to the charming and illuminating 'Beyond Clueless,' IndieFest is packed with low-budget gems.