| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The National Aquarium Institute has tapped a California aquarium industry veteran to be the organization's next CEO.
John C. Racanelli, 55, will be expected to increase the ocean conservation and educational messages delivered through the National...
| Jun 26, 2011
To make sure your road trip doesn't hit the skids, check out these apps:
Subscription app SmartFuel can help you find cheap gas nearby or along your route — including at Costco — using Oil Price Information Service data to...
| Jul 11, 2010
The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
Bloomsbury Press: 216 pp., $23
Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
Free Press: 498 pp., $30
The Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam are...
| Apr 4, 2010
Riverhead Books: 274 pp., $25.95
From the very first line of the very first page, Anne Lamott defines what's at stake in her new novel, "Imperfect Birds": "There are so many evils that pull on our children. Even...
| Apr 4, 2010
Bay Area artist William T. Wiley's career could easily be viewed as a historical timeline of political and social issues of the last half century, touching on hot topics, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown, 9/11...
| Feb 18, 2008
SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. -- What does an Oscar nomination sound like? For Randy Thom, it sounds like chalk raking down a blackboard combined with a stallion's whinny and an elephant trumpeting. It can also sound like 200 gas ovens flaring to life in unison...
| Jul 17, 2010
Shortly before 7 a.m., Beverley Thorne stepped out of his home in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. A roll of drawings under his arm, the 85-year-old was off to meet the contractor on one of his new projects: a rectory under construction at Christ...
| Aug 23, 2009
Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...
| Jun 7, 2009
Jeremiah McCleery was only 4 when his father drove him from the family's home in Rialto to Twentynine Palms, Calif., to watch the triumphant -- and emotional -- return of U.S. soldiers from the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
The outpouring that greeted...
| Jul 15, 2009
Jane Dalton Weinberger, who coaxed her husband, Caspar W. Weinberger, into politics and was a loyal Washington wife during three Republican administrations before she began to write and publish children's books, died Sunday at a nursing facility in Bar...
| Jun 20, 2009
Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, the master Indian musician and composer who was a pivotal figure in introducing the music of his homeland to the West, has died. He was 87.
The legendary sarod player and teacher died of kidney failure Thursday night at his home...