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First Look: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

September 19, 2014 | 8:30 am

First Look: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

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Exhibition features everything from Legos to teapots to exploring themes of freedom and confinement.

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Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

September 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

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New program will pay for loans to help homeowners who need to drill expensive new wells.

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Oakland Deck Collapse Leads to Citation, Possible Fine

September 18, 2014 | 4:04 pm

Oakland Deck Collapse Leads to Citation, Possible Fine

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City inspectors say the structure that fell Saturday, injuring 10, was built without permits.

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Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

September 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

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California’s lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications affects hundreds of thousands of people.

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UC Task Force Offers Recommendations on Combating Campus Sexual Misconduct

September 18, 2014 | 8:00 am

UC Task Force Offers Recommendations on Combating Campus Sexual Misconduct

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Proposals are aimed at creating a more uniform and systemwide approach to dealing with problem.

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California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

September 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Groundwater: Court Case Could Speed Up Regulation

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Result could be new controls on pumping if high court accepts case and upholds ruling.

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Facebook Provides a ‘Grace Period’ for Drag Queens to Use Fake Names

September 17, 2014 | 5:30 pm

Facebook Provides a ‘Grace Period’ for Drag Queens to Use Fake Names

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After meeting with drag queens and transgender activists, Facebook modifies closure of accounts.

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San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking HIV Preventive Drug

September 17, 2014 | 5:23 pm

San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking HIV Preventive Drug

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Supervisor Scott Wiener says he started taking Truvada to prevent HIV infection earlier this year.

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Berkeley’s Colony of Spotted Hyenas to Close After 30 Years

September 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Berkeley’s Colony of Spotted Hyenas to Close After 30 Years

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A loss of funding has forced researchers to find new homes for the noisy and unusual animals.

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Stanford Psychologist Who Studies Racial Profiling Wins ‘Genius Grant’

September 17, 2014 | 12:50 pm

Stanford Psychologist Who Studies Racial Profiling Wins ‘Genius Grant’

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Stanford’s Jennifer Eberhardt was recognized for her research on racial stereotypes and crime.

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