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Oakland Shop Focuses on LGBT Community

September 1, 2014 | 1:19 pm

Oakland Shop Focuses on LGBT Community

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A store that has become a hub for the LGBT community and people of color.

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3.5 Earthquake Hits Gilroy

September 1, 2014 | 9:31 am

3.5 Earthquake Hits Gilroy

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The shallow quake was felt as far north as Sunnyvale.

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Drought Myth-Busting: Why El Niño Is Never A Good Bet

September 1, 2014 | 8:15 am

Drought Myth-Busting: Why El Niño Is Never A Good Bet

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Despite its reputation, records show only the strongest El Niños produce a super soaking in N. California.

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Is Earthquake Insurance Worth the Cost?

September 1, 2014 | 8:00 am

Is Earthquake Insurance Worth the Cost?

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The statewide average is about $800 per year, but in San Francisco coverage is more expensive.

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People Found Ineligible for Obamacare Coverage Must Repay Subsidies

August 31, 2014 | 10:00 am

People Found Ineligible for Obamacare Coverage Must Repay Subsidies

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The rule primarily affects immigrants who have not proved lawful presence or citizenship in California.

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How Will Your Hospital Fare in the Next Earthquake?

August 30, 2014 | 1:35 pm

How Will Your Hospital Fare in the Next Earthquake?

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An earthquake focuses the mind. In the wake of the South Napa Quake, I became focused on hospital safety.

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Landmark Groundwater Reform Headed to Governor’s Desk

August 30, 2014 | 9:02 am

Landmark Groundwater Reform Headed to Governor’s Desk

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In a move that some believed would never happen in California, legislators approved three reform bills.

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Strutting, Waacking, Flexing Their Way Into a Male-Dominated Scene

August 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Strutting, Waacking, Flexing 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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California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 29, 2014 | 6:02 pm

California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

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Mentally ill inmates will be moved into specialized housing units instead of living in isolation units.

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Smuggled Giant Millipedes Seized at SFO

August 29, 2014 | 2:08 pm

Smuggled Giant Millipedes Seized at SFO

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Customs agents intercepted 20 squirming foot-long millipedes in a falsely labeled package from Germany.

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