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San Francisco-Based Landscaper Adds Baby Goats to its Urban Herd

March 15, 2014 | 10:00 am

San Francisco-Based Landscaper Adds Baby Goats to its Urban Herd

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The city’s contract goat herd has added 49 kids recently to help clear grassy lots and fields.

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Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now

March 14, 2014 | 6:30 am

Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now

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The tree, an albino chimera redwood, stands close to new Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit line in Cotati.

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Want a Kitten With Your Latte? Cat Cafes Coming to Oakland, San Francisco

March 13, 2014 | 7:00 am

Want a Kitten With Your Latte? Cat Cafes Coming to Oakland, San Francisco

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Crowd-funded cafes are poised to copy successful establishments in Asia, particularly Japan.

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Birders at Cal and Stanford Face Off April 13

March 12, 2014 | 8:00 am

Birders at Cal and Stanford Face Off April 13

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Birders on Cal and Stanford’s campuses will compete April 13 for most species sighted.

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Park Officials: Illegal Cutting of Redwoods Is Increasing

March 5, 2014 | 4:59 pm

Park Officials: Illegal Cutting of Redwoods Is Increasing

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By removing burls, timber thieves end genetic life of a line of trees; 15 were damaged in February.

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USDA Inspector: Supervisors Ignored Reports of Trouble at Petaluma Slaughterhouse

February 27, 2014 | 12:56 pm

USDA Inspector: Supervisors Ignored Reports of Trouble at Petaluma Slaughterhouse

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Department of Agriculture worker reportedly tried to flag problems at Rancho Feeding Corp.

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News Pix: It’s the Year of the Horse, Trapping Berkeley Squirrels and Curling

February 21, 2014 | 2:14 pm

News Pix: It’s the Year of the Horse, Trapping Berkeley Squirrels and Curling

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The news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Marin’s Salmon, the Drought, and Us

February 21, 2014 | 11:28 am

Marin’s Salmon, the Drought, and Us

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Our February rain prompted a late spawning run and a glimpse of a mystery that we’re part of.

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Squirrels, Gophers on Berkeley’s Waterfront Face Extermination

February 20, 2014 | 8:52 am

Squirrels, Gophers on Berkeley’s Waterfront Face Extermination

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City says it needs to get rid of rodents overrunning bayside park because of water-quality concerns.

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Petaluma Firm’s Massive Beef Recall Affecting Over 1,000 Establishments

February 19, 2014 | 5:30 pm

Petaluma Firm’s Massive Beef Recall Affecting Over 1,000 Establishments

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Federal agency says Rancho Feeding Corp. processed ‘diseased, unsound’ cattle without full inspections.

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