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The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato

August 15, 2014 | 4:24 pm

The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato

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Researchers reveal the dramatic history of humble-looking pebbles that rained down on Marin County.

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Video: The Salmon Cannon — Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

August 15, 2014 | 9:09 am

Video: The Salmon Cannon — Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

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Washington state firm comes up with a way to fire big fish gently over obstacles like dams.

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Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

August 14, 2014 | 2:08 am

Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

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A rare bipartisan agreement delivers $7.5 billion bond measure to pay for new dams and other water needs.

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Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?

August 8, 2014 | 1:16 pm

Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?

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A proposed state bill would establish an income limit for receiving an electric car rebate.

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California Fire Update: Relief Comes With Progress on All Fronts

August 7, 2014 | 5:40 pm

California Fire Update: Relief Comes With Progress on All Fronts

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Light rain and an infusion of personnel and equipment help fire crews continue to gain momentum

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Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

August 7, 2014 | 1:39 pm

Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

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Suspect, 32, had been rescued by helicopter near origin of blaze about an hour after it was reported.

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Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

August 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

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Governor releases plan for a $6 billion measure to replace current $11 billion proposal.

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Northern California on Fire: The View From Space

August 3, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Northern California on Fire: The View From Space

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NASA satellites’ lyrical view of the state as lightning fires erupt throughout northern mountains.

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Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences

July 27, 2014 | 7:00 am

Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences

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An expedition in the Philippines explores area with the highest biodiversity of marine life in the world.

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Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

July 24, 2014 | 8:00 am

Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

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But some agencies say they’re not bound to public vote because water project bond OK’d before Prop. 13.

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