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After One Last Mound Mishap, Oakland A’s Jettison Jim Johnson

July 24, 2014 | 12:44 pm

After One Last Mound Mishap, Oakland A’s Jettison Jim Johnson

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A formerly elite reliever reaches the apparent end of a short, ugly stint for AL West-leading Athletics.

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Critics Say Covered California Ill-Equipped to Help Former Foster Youth

July 24, 2014 | 10:27 am

Critics Say Covered California Ill-Equipped to Help Former Foster Youth

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Among the complaints: Health insurance enrollment is unclear and tough to navigate.

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Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

July 24, 2014 | 9:02 am

Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposals come in the wake of deadly train derailments.

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Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

July 24, 2014 | 8:55 am

Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

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In a new statewide poll, more than a third of respondents favored mandatory water restrictions.

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Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

July 24, 2014 | 8:00 am

Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

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But some agencies say they’re not bound to public vote because water project bond OK’d before Prop. 13.

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Twitter Diversity Data Show Company Is Not Very Diverse

July 24, 2014 | 7:00 am

Twitter Diversity Data Show Company Is Not Very Diverse

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Overall, 70 percent of tech firm’s 3,000 employees are male and 59 percent are white.

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Majority of Voters in New Poll Pick Brown for Another Term

July 23, 2014 | 10:51 pm

Majority of Voters in New Poll Pick Brown for Another Term

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You have to go back to 1986 to find an incumbent governor in as good a political shape as Brown.

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Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

July 23, 2014 | 3:20 pm

Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

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Richmond’s City Council will soon decide whether to give final approval to Chevron’s $1 billion construction plans.

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Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Build Bronze Statue of Barry Bonds

July 23, 2014 | 2:05 pm

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Build Bronze Statue of Barry Bonds

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Local fans look to create 8-foot likeness of the controversial Giants slugger near AT&T Park.

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New SoMa Skate Park Grinds on Neighbors’ Nerves

July 23, 2014 | 10:33 am

New SoMa Skate Park Grinds on Neighbors’ Nerves

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Excessive noise at all hours of the day and night is proving to be a problem for nearby residents.

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