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Oakland Says Skateboarders Must Stop Using Skate Park Near I-880

April 14, 2014 | 8:40 am

Oakland Says Skateboarders Must Stop Using Skate Park Near I-880

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Skaters took pride in building it and cleaning up eyesore, but city is worried about legal concerns.

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Chevron Tries Again With Richmond Refinery Revamp

April 14, 2014 | 8:26 am

Chevron Tries Again With Richmond Refinery Revamp

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Chevron is looking to launch a billion-dollar construction project at its Richmond refinery. It’s a slimmed down version of a project that environmentalists stopped with a lawsuit a few years ago. …read more

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‘Mill Valley’ Songwriter Rita Abrams Looking for New Home

April 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

‘Mill Valley’ Songwriter Rita Abrams Looking for New Home

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Artist says she can’t afford to live in iconic Marin town that was subject of her bouncy 1970 hit song.

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Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

April 14, 2014 | 5:50 am

Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

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State conflict-of-interest law allows legislators to vote on measures affecting the fields they work in.

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California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

April 13, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

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Better forest management could shrink future wildfires and save hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more …

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Interstate 5 Crash Witnesses: Truck on Fire Before Hitting Bus

April 12, 2014 | 2:25 pm

Interstate 5 Crash Witnesses: Truck on Fire Before Hitting Bus

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In wake of collision and fire that killed 10, investigators to consider how to improve safety on buses.

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California and Mississippi: Together Again at the Bottom in Elections

April 12, 2014 | 9:00 am

California and Mississippi: Together Again at the Bottom in Elections

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New Pew Charitable Trusts study says the state lags far behind in how it conducts elections.

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Judge: Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Inmates ‘Horrific’

April 11, 2014 | 5:38 pm

Judge: Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Inmates ‘Horrific’

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Prison officials have 60 days to revise their policies for using pepper spray and isolation units.

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Field Poll: Fresno Mayor ‘Askley Swearenger’ — a Name to Remember

April 11, 2014 | 5:15 pm

Field Poll: Fresno Mayor ‘Askley Swearenger’ — a Name to Remember

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New survey on state controller’s race includes a reference to a candidate who doesn’t quite exist.

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Salesforce Wins Naming Rights to Transbay Tower

April 11, 2014 | 3:55 pm

Salesforce Wins Naming Rights to Transbay Tower

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The company is putting its stamp on the city with a $560 million 15-year deal in the Transbay Tower.

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