California provides scant information to families looking for residential elderly care
Californians looking for a safe residential care option for an elderly loved one can get little or no information about such facilities from the state agency that regulates them. The agency's website lists little more than addresses and licensing status for California residential care homes.

Legislative package aimed at improving elderly residential care

Exclusive database lists fines for senior care homes  

 
(Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
Five great Bay Area playgrounds for kids

From the carousel at Los Gatos' Oak Meadow Park to the twisty ladders of Walnut Creek's Arbolado Park, this quintet of Bay Area parks is sure to delight parents and kids alike. 
(Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.