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Burning Man Weather: Rain and Muck, Followed by Sun and Rave

August 26, 2014 | 9:40 am

Burning Man Weather: Rain and Muck, Followed by Sun and Rave

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Playa at Black Rock City is drying out after rain that forced a temporary closure of roads to the site.

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World’s Oldest Square Dance Caller Keeps Central Valley Dancing [Video]

August 22, 2014 | 8:00 am

World’s Oldest Square Dance Caller Keeps Central Valley Dancing [Video]

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Ernie Kinney, who is 89, has called square dances all over the world and in all 50 states.

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Robin Williams Suffered From Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says

August 14, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Robin Williams Suffered From Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says

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Susan Schneider said comedian was sober at the time of his death, but struggled with other issues.

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Robin Williams Suicide Disclosure: Too Much? Too Graphic?

August 13, 2014 | 3:06 pm

Robin Williams Suicide Disclosure: Too Much? Too Graphic?

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What do we need to know about a beloved celebrity’s suicide? Is there a danger in reporting the details?

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Robin Williams: ‘A Tortured Soul, But No One Was Kinder’

August 11, 2014 | 6:16 pm

Robin Williams: ‘A Tortured Soul, But No One Was Kinder’

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Bob Ayres, proprietor of one of Williams’ favorite venues, remembers the star’s early trajectory.

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As Sir Paul Plays Candlestick on Thursday, Beatles’ Fans Still Believe in Yesterday

August 11, 2014 | 12:04 pm

As Sir Paul Plays Candlestick on Thursday, Beatles’ Fans Still Believe in Yesterday

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Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles kicked off their first U.S. tour at the Cow Palace.

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Can San Francisco’s Video Stores Be Saved?

August 6, 2014 | 12:46 pm

Can San Francisco’s Video Stores Be Saved?

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Once cutting edge, the video store is now the most endangered species in the present media ecosystem.

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Tiny Treehouse Post Office Delights Hikers in Tilden Park

August 2, 2014 | 9:00 am

Tiny Treehouse Post Office Delights Hikers in Tilden Park

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It has tiny letters on tiny stationery sealed with wax inside a little tiny stamped envelope.

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Off the Grid Food Trucks Come to Uptown Oakland

July 22, 2014 | 12:26 pm

Off the Grid Food Trucks Come to Uptown Oakland

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New location marks company’s 35th venue since it began operating in 2010.

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Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

July 16, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

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Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.

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