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‘Columbusing’: The Art of Discovering Something That is Not New

July 8, 2014 | 6:00 am

‘Columbusing’: The Art of Discovering Something That is Not New

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Discovered Afrobeat pop songs, Desi-inspired color runs, henna tattoos, coconut water? You’ve Columbused.

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No Charges Against Deputy in Shooting of Santa Rosa Teenager

July 7, 2014 | 3:00 pm

No Charges Against Deputy in Shooting of Santa Rosa Teenager

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Andy Lopez, 13, was shot seven times while carrying what turned out to be a replica assault rifle.

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Watering Your Yard the Right Way (and the Wrong Way)

July 7, 2014 | 9:44 am

Watering Your Yard the Right Way (and the Wrong Way)

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Conservation experts try to raise consciousness about the most effective way to water lawns and landscaping.

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Pérez Launching Recount in State Controller’s Race

July 6, 2014 | 2:21 pm

Pérez Launching Recount in State Controller’s Race

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Former Assembly speaker to pay as much as $3 million to see if he can reverse a narrow loss in primary.

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A San Francisco Skate Park Opens in Shadow of Central Freeway

July 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

A San Francisco Skate Park Opens in Shadow of Central Freeway

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Skaters enjoy $3.3 million facility, which also includes a dog play area for both large and small breeds.

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Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes: For the Dead, and the Living

July 5, 2014 | 7:00 am

Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes: For the Dead, and the Living

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At Chapel of the Chimes columbarium, where cremated remains are held, a sanctum for live jazz, art and experimental music.

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San Jose’s Joey Chestnut Eats a Lot of Hot Dogs, Proposes

July 4, 2014 | 12:31 pm

San Jose’s Joey Chestnut Eats a Lot of Hot Dogs, Proposes

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The competitive eater wins 8th straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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California Doctors Used Fake Hardware in Spine Surgeries, Lawsuits Say

July 4, 2014 | 11:33 am

California Doctors Used Fake Hardware in Spine Surgeries, Lawsuits Say

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Suit alleges counterfeit screws and rods were implanted in the backs of injured workers.

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San Francisco Bay Area Fourth of July Transit and Parking

July 4, 2014 | 8:33 am

San Francisco Bay Area Fourth of July Transit and Parking

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Most Bay Area transit agencies are on a Sunday schedule.

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Butts Blaze North of Napa 80 Percent Contained

July 4, 2014 | 8:00 am

Butts Blaze North of Napa 80 Percent Contained

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The total acreage burned remains at 4,300, all road closures have been lifted and four injuries reported.

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