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Rise of the ‘Conservatarian’ Hits S.F. this Weekend

July 18, 2014 | 6:35 pm

Rise of the ‘Conservatarian’ Hits S.F. this Weekend

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Reboot seeks to mesh Silicon Valley’s brand of libertarianism with the Grand Old Party’s fiscal conservatism.

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News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

July 18, 2014 | 10:26 am

News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

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

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Oakland A’s Future Uncertain After City Council Revises Deal

July 17, 2014 | 9:24 am

Oakland A’s Future Uncertain After City Council Revises Deal

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Council votes to make changes to proposed deal to keep A’s at Coliseum for the next 10 years.

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Therapists, Patients Criticize Kaiser Over Delays for Mental Health Services

July 17, 2014 | 7:03 am

Therapists, Patients Criticize Kaiser Over Delays for Mental Health Services

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Despite complaints, including some from its own practitioners, Kaiser says it provides effective care.

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Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

July 16, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

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Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.

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Man Leaps to Death from New Bay Bridge Span

July 16, 2014 | 2:24 pm

Man Leaps to Death from New Bay Bridge Span

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Rush-hour incident is apparently the first suicide involving span that opened last September.

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Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

July 16, 2014 | 2:06 pm

Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

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But a county health official says incidence of disease appears to have peaked after cyclical spike.

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Los Angeles Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty

July 16, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Los Angeles Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty

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Ruling declares system ‘dysfunctional’ and says long delays in executions violate U.S. Constitution.

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Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

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Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.

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Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Released After Border Detention

July 15, 2014 | 3:05 pm

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Released After Border Detention

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with Bay Area ties had been stopped at a South Texas airport.

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