| Sep 20, 2010
| 9:35 PM
A state appeals court Monday removed one of the few remaining impediments to the resumption of executions in California, helping clear the way for the lethal injection of an inmate later this month. "We are acting with the assumption that......
| Jun 11, 2010
As city editor of this paper for five years, I've had the privilege — and challenge — of being the "boss" of a reporter who writes rings around me every week. And she'll turn 78 this year.
Of course I'm talking about Barbara Diamond, who on...
| Jul 11, 2009
I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 1:13 PM
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Located on 3rd street in between Mission and Howard, this grassy knoll studded with ultra modern buildings showcases a commanding view of San Francisco's skyline. From the contemporary art center presenting...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 8:12 AM
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Sean Penn and Robin Wright are officially divorced, according to court records.
A judgment ending the on-again, off-again couple's 14-year marriage was entered July 22 in the Bay Area.
Wright filed for divorce last August, the...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 7:03 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- DNA ties a California death row inmate convicted in the killings of seven hikers to the unsolved 1979 slaying of a jogger in a San Francisco park, police said Tuesday.
Cold-case Inspector Joe Toomey said DNA evidence in the stabbing of...
| Oct 5, 2009
With its picnic tables, overfed pigeons and fast-food stands, the kitschy barn-themed shopping center looks like a throwback from an era before air-conditioned malls took over the retail world. There are no department stores and no glittering retail names...
| Apr 20, 2008
Sunday is April 20, known to marijuana users as "4/20," a counterculture holiday recognizing America's most commonly used illegal drug. The number "420" is code for marijuana, and was most likely invented in the 1970s at San Rafael High School in Marin...
| Jun 17, 2007
As Tracy Swartz observes in an accompanying piece, young people draw a blank on the 1967 crystallization of hippie culture known as the Summer of Love. But even veterans of the counterculture might not easily flash back to these 40 -year-old facts:
| Aug 26, 2010
| 8:41 PM
The Irvine Museum is known for its splendid collection of California landscapes and a selection of its paintings is now being shown at Laguna College of Art & Design in a wide-ranging exhibit, "Masterpieces from Irvine Museum," that has a surprisingly...
| May 30, 2010
The job: Advocating in Sacramento for small companies. Hauge is president of Small Business California, a San Francisco organization he helped found in 2005. Since then, the group has become a major player in the statehouse, weighing in on issues...