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From Stanford, a Glimpse of How Big Data Is Changing Medicine

September 29, 2014 | 6:35 am

From Stanford, a Glimpse of How Big Data Is Changing Medicine

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Researchers used to needs years to collect data. Now, the cloud speeds that process up substantially.

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New Law Brings Big Changes to California’s Initiative Process

September 27, 2014 | 10:41 pm

New Law Brings Big Changes to California’s Initiative Process

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Costly political battles may be avoided through compromise in Sacramento. But will it happen?

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News Pix: Surfers Celebrate Ruling, Oakland’s Climate Rally and a BART Bike Station

September 27, 2014 | 8:00 am

News Pix: Surfers Celebrate Ruling, Oakland’s Climate Rally and a BART Bike Station

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The week’s news in pictures from the Bay Area and beyond.

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Minimal Impact From Golden Gate Ferries’ One-Day Strike

September 26, 2014 | 4:30 pm

Minimal Impact From Golden Gate Ferries’ One-Day Strike

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Dispute over pay and health care benefits continues, but Golden Gate Bridge is normal during rush hours.

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San Francisco District Attorney Threatens Action Against Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

September 26, 2014 | 4:00 pm

San Francisco District Attorney Threatens Action Against Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

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Letter to firms cites allegedly misleading statements about completeness of driver background checks.

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California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

September 26, 2014 | 3:15 pm

California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

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Glimpses of a fire that has burned near Northern California’s Klamath River since mid-August.

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Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32 Percent: ‘Should I Freak Out?’

September 26, 2014 | 11:31 am

Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32 Percent: ‘Should I Freak Out?’

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Statewide, there has been a dramatic increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children.

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Brown Signs Bill Banning State Sale or Display of Confederate Flag

September 26, 2014 | 10:57 am

Brown Signs Bill Banning State Sale or Display of Confederate Flag

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Law prohibits agencies from selling or showing Civil War-era insignia except for educational purposes.

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Minimum-Wage Survival, or the Flip Side of a Boom

September 26, 2014 | 7:00 am

Minimum-Wage Survival, or the Flip Side of a Boom

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A look at the life of minimum-wage workers in one of the nation’s most expensive cities.

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San Francisco Marchers Speak Out Against Deportation of Children

September 25, 2014 | 4:05 pm

San Francisco Marchers Speak Out Against Deportation of Children

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Scores of marchers turn out for protest against the deportation of minors and families.

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