| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:06 PM
To predict a large population's likely response to something--a product, politician or policy--political consultants, marketing gurus and advertising execs have long favored the focus group. Ask a small segment of the target audience what it thinks...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he was nominating Mariano-Florentino Cuellar -- a Mexican immigrant who teaches administrative law at Stanford University -- to the California Supreme Court.
“Tino Cuellar is a renowned scholar who has...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:50 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Growing up in a hardscrabble town along the Rio Grande in Mexico, Mariano-Florentino Cuellar crossed the border with his brother each day to attend school in Brownsville, Texas, long before his path led to Harvard, Yale and Stanford....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Justice Marvin R. Baxter will retire after 24 years on the California Supreme Court, it was announced Wednesday.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this post included Court of Appeal Justice Martin Jenkins in a list of Latinos whom...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Supreme Court Justice Marvin R. Baxter announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his current term in January, opening the way for a more liberal majority on the state's highest court.
Baxter's departure will give Gov. Jerry Brown, if...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic.
Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine report a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Pteropod, meaning "wing foot," refers to a group of animals that have neither wings nor feet as we usually think of them. Instead, these seagoing snails get their name from wing-like extensions they use to swim (the "foot" being the muscular portion of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can.
| May 30, 2014
| 5:00 PM
It was just after a January storm in 1953, and the waves were epic.
With other adrenaline-addled young surfers, 16-year-old Ricky Grigg caravaned up the coast from Santa Monica to Rincon, just beyond Ventura. Racing with his board into the roar of...