Government hackers try to crack

09/23/2014 10:51 AM PDT
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability -- but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.  
West Contra Costa school district: Ten candidates seek three seats
09/23/2014 12:28 PM PDT - Two incumbents face eight challengers in the race to oversee the third-largest school district in Contra Costa County. Longtime Trustee Charles Ramsey has thrown his hat into the Richmond City Council race so is not seeking re-election to the school board. 

US cracks down on companies moving overseas
09/22/2014 04:13 PM PDT - The Obama administration cracked down Monday on so-called tax inversions, aiming to curb a spate of American companies shifting overseas in an attempt to shirk paying U.S. taxes 

Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
09/22/2014 02:35 PM PDT - Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.  

Kashkari aims to unify GOP after weekend divisions
09/22/2014 11:34 AM PDT - Weekend's state convention shows party's divisions 

Internal Affairs: Ballot bust for his Six Californias plan was news to Tim Draper
09/20/2014 04:27 PM PDT - The headlines Sept. 13 were emphatic: Six Californias, venture capitalist Tim Draper's plan to split up the Golden State, had failed to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. 

Political Blotter: Obama's ISIL plan not a hit with Bay Area House members
09/19/2014 11:15 PM PDT - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jerry McNerney were the only Bay Area House members who voted Wednesday in favor of President Barack Obama's plan to beat back the Islamic State in part by training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels. 

Mt. Diablo school board: Six candidates vie for three seats
09/20/2014 04:04 PM PDT - Incumbents Cheryl Hansen and Linda Mayo are facing challengers Herbert Lee, Michael Langley, Debra Mason and James Ryan.  

Audit: Some abuses of San Jose employee credit cards
09/19/2014 01:56 PM PDT - An internal audit found most San Jose employees are judicial users of the taxpayer-backed "procurement cards" they are authorized to make city purchases with, but then there was the one who rented a BMW with it after totaling his own car. 

UC Berkeley law professor nominated for Mexico ambassador
09/19/2014 09:43 AM PDT - Next ambassador to Mexico could be UC Berkeley law professor Maria Echaveste, former White House deputy chief of staff for Bill Clinton 

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Napa Wine: Going to Silverado PGA? Check out these 5 wineries

An iPod-assisted vineyard tour. A new winery with 18,000 square feet of caves. A four-course wine and food pairing featuring American Kobe Wagyu. From Odette Estate to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, here are five wineries to check out within five miles of the golf tournament.