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State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail

July 31, 2014 | 6:40 pm

State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail

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An appeals court ruled that California may resume selling $10 billion in bonds for high-speed rail.

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California Fire Roundup: Fire Near Yosemite Slows, Southern Sierra Blaze Grows

July 31, 2014 | 4:45 pm

California Fire Roundup: Fire Near Yosemite Slows, Southern Sierra Blaze Grows

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Big Oak Flat route into Yosemite Valley reopens as crews try to contain slowly spreading fire.

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Tesla Breaks Ground on ‘Potential’ Nevada Site for Battery Factory

July 31, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Tesla Breaks Ground on ‘Potential’ Nevada Site for Battery Factory

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Company prepares site near Reno as five states continue to compete for cutting-edge facility.

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BART’s Oakland Airport Connector Passes Crucial Test

July 31, 2014 | 12:10 pm

BART’s Oakland Airport Connector Passes Crucial Test

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Train completes its first fully automated loop around the system. It’s scheduled to open in November.

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Can Underfunded GOP Candidate Outflank Jerry Brown on Poverty?

July 31, 2014 | 11:50 am

Can Underfunded GOP Candidate Outflank Jerry Brown on Poverty?

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Kashkari spends a week being poor and homeless in Fresno. Can it spark a boost in his race for governor?

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California’s Biggest Water Source Shrouded in Secrecy

July 31, 2014 | 9:09 am

California’s Biggest Water Source Shrouded in Secrecy

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New Stanford analysis of state’s groundwater finds ‘alarming lack of information’ about crucial resource. Read more …

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San Mateo County Spraying Pesticide to Head Off West Nile Virus

July 31, 2014 | 8:45 am

San Mateo County Spraying Pesticide to Head Off West Nile Virus

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Disease-bearing mosquitoes discovered in the past week, plus 5 dead birds in the area, prompt the move.

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Oakland A’s Trade Frenzy: Cespedes to Red Sox for Jon Lester

July 31, 2014 | 8:35 am

Oakland A’s Trade Frenzy: Cespedes to Red Sox for Jon Lester

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In bid to guarantee postseason run, team deals slugger for Boston ace.

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Legislation Introduced to Address Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

July 30, 2014 | 5:47 pm

Legislation Introduced to Address Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

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Three bills from House and Senate include proposals for campus advocate and for anonymous surveys.

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Richmond Approves Contentious Chevron Project

July 30, 2014 | 5:31 pm

Richmond Approves Contentious Chevron Project

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The upgrade at Chevron’s Richmond refinery will allow the company to refine higher-sulfur crude oil.

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