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SF Fire Dept: Mission Bay Blaze Accidental, $40 Million in Damage

April 15, 2014 | 11:30 am

SF Fire Dept: Mission Bay Blaze Accidental, $40 Million in Damage

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Preliminary report on the massive March 11 fire says it was ignited by ‘hot or smoldering object.’

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West Berkeley Fire Destroys Artisan Businesses

April 14, 2014 | 12:20 pm

West Berkeley Fire Destroys Artisan Businesses

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Huge five-alarm Saturday night blaze wiped out the livelihoods of more than 20 people.

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California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

April 13, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

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Better forest management could shrink future wildfires and save hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more …

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As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

April 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

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Profusion of new devices lets law enforcement gather data about personal lives of law-abiding citizens.

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News Pix: Lightning Strikes Berkeley, Gay Cowboys, and the Aftermath of the Rim Fire

April 4, 2014 | 2:02 pm

News Pix: Lightning Strikes Berkeley, Gay Cowboys, and the Aftermath of the Rim Fire

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Fires and lightning caused havoc statewide, and hundreds of cowboys turned out for a gay rodeo.

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Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

April 3, 2014 | 8:52 am

Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

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The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest. …read more

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IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Growing Toll in California

April 1, 2014 | 12:42 pm

IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Growing Toll in California

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The latest U.N. report includes recommendations for how the state might try to adapt. …read more

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News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

March 14, 2014 | 12:32 pm

News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay.

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San Francisco Firefighters Mopping Up Massive Mission Bay Blaze

March 12, 2014 | 9:10 am

San Francisco Firefighters Mopping Up Massive Mission Bay Blaze

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Five-alarm blaze guts sprawling apartment complex under construction near UCSF campus and AT&T Park.

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News Pix: Bayview Fire, Dalai Lama Visits, and Wastewater For Cows?

February 28, 2014 | 12:56 pm

News Pix: Bayview Fire, Dalai Lama Visits, and Wastewater For Cows?

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The news in photos from around the Bay.

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