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  • Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race.
  • The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought

     The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought
    Chef Ken Frank, one of California's most outspoken proponents of foie gras, opened the door of La Toque's walk-in refrigerator. All sorts of wonderful aromas hit me in the face — mushrooms, savory reductions, the iron smell of raw meat. Frank bent...

    California's Harris enters Senate race, but could face crowd of contenders

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris immediately became the candidate to beat Tuesday after becoming the first politician to jump into the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. But being a well-funded front-runner will be a lot less...

    Things to know from the career of Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is not running for re-election

    Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced Thursday she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term. Here are some things to know from her long career: BEFORE THE SENATE The Brooklyn native was a stockbroker on Wall Street before moving...

    After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in

    After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in
    It's the end of the line for Drake's Bay Oyster Co. On Dec. 31, after a long battle with the National Park Service, the California Coastal Commission, the Department of the Interior and wilderness advocates, owner Kevin Lunny and his family will...