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Salvaged Beach Trash Becomes Art in Berkeley Resident’s Front Yard

September 7, 2014 | 9:00 am

Salvaged Beach Trash Becomes Art in Berkeley Resident’s Front Yard

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Carpenter turned sculptor creates a whimsical world with baseball caps, rope and other washed-up junk.

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Female Dancers In Oakland Strut, Waack And Flex Their Way Into A Male-Dominated Scene

August 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Female Dancers In Oakland Strut, Waack And Flex Their Way Into A Male-Dominated Scene

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The Bay Area, and especially Oakland, has long been an incubator for hip-hop dance styles.

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Oakland Pride to Celebrate its Fifth Year With First Parade Ever

August 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Oakland Pride to Celebrate its Fifth Year With First Parade Ever

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Festival includes various performances across four stages, each with different themes.

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New Organ Planned For Castro Theatre Will Be Among Largest in the World

August 28, 2014 | 11:07 am

New Organ Planned For Castro Theatre Will Be Among Largest in the World

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A group is working to raise funds to install a one-of-a-kind symphonic organ in the Castro Theatre.

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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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