| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
You do not have to like Steve Jobs to enjoy "Steve Jobs' Life by Design – Lessons to be Learned from His Last Lecture" by George Beahm. You don't even have to understand who Jobs was to enjoy this book. It is a marvelous glance—distinctive...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:03 PM
For haters of junk mail, Proposition 46 may be this election season's biggest nuisance. Groups supporting and opposing 46 have spared no expense in stuffing voters' mailboxes. Among other provisions, the measure would reset California's cap on noneconomic...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Do bothersome facts matter anymore?
Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests.
After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the...
| Oct 6, 2014
Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs.
He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday.
The third annual analysis of extreme weather events underscored...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel. He was 79.
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits.
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Bob Rogers, 64, is founder and chief creative officer of BRC Imagination Arts, a design and production company that creates what it dubs "visitor experiences," including theme park attractions, museum displays, corporate tours and world expo...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:35 AM
In the most expensive political race in California, incumbent Tom Torlakson held the lead late Tuesday night over Marshall Tuck in the contest for state superintendent of public instruction.
Shortly before midnight, Torlakson cautiously predicted...