News in photographs from around the Bay Area.
Tap water would save city money, help the environment — and it tastes just as good, if not better.
All residents evacuated due to the blaze on Mount Diablo have now returned to their homes.
By Dan Brekke The latest (8 a.m. Thursday): Fire officials say crews are making steady progress against the Rim Fire on the western boundary of Yosemite National Park. They say a California Air National Guard drone is playing a key role in helping firefighters respond to new outbreaks around the edge of the giant blaze, […]
By Chris Richard Walking Ojai’s oak-shaded streets, you pass yard sign after yard sign emblazoned with the slogan: “Stop the Golden State Water Rip-Off!” Golden State is Ojai’s for-profit water company. Residents say they pay more than twice what people in neighboring communities pay for their water. Today, voters in this rural community 75 miles […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) A California court has ordered the state’s Department of Public Health to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.” An Alameda County Superior Court judge directed the agency to propose a drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium by the end of August. […]
It’s time for today’s Louis Vuitton Cup action, and lucky us, this one was a race that actually had two boats facing off — Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge vs. Emirates Team New Zealand. We don’t want to spoil this for the 12 regular readers who have been following this closely (ha ha! Just kidding, America’s […]
The America’s Cup has had its share of problems, including a lag in fundraising and a disappointingly small number of challengers. The event has also had to suffer through the embarrassment of a number of Louis Vuitton Cup races, which will determine who will take on reigning champ Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup […]