(Cindi Christie/Staff file)
Judge orders a trial of man accused in death of Kristina Chesterman
Evidence heard in DUI hit and run that left a Livermore nursing student dead in Chico.
Richmond to explore new plan to fix blighted housing stock
The Richmond City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to develop plans for a "Richmond Distressed Housing Rehabilitation Program," which will partner a local nonprofit, a San Francisco law firm and the city in a strategy to float bonds to fund the purchase of blighted houses, rehabilitate them and resell them.
(Robin Mills-Murphy/The Orange County Register)
Mystery polio-like illness proves parents need to be vigilant
Maternal and paternal instincts have long prompted parents to become borderline hypochondriacs when it comes to their kids' health. Now, an unknown illness leaving some California children paralyzed shows us why acting on instincts is a good thing.
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Thompson: Saint Mary's coach Bennett has reason to smile
Saint Mary's College men's basketball team posted its worst conference record in seven years but still could win the West Coast Conference tournament, and the fact that a 21-win season is considered a down year shows how far coach Randy Bennett has raised the bar.
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Partovi twins quietly emerge as top Silicon Valley angel investors
Having made fortunes through startups like Tellme and Zappos, Ali and Hadi Partovi are now trying to teach the next generation with Code.org
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Warriors roll over Hawks; Thompson injury not serious
The Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-97 and appear to have survived an injury scare to Klay Thompson, who left with a lower back strain; Mark Jackson says Thompson could play Sunday against Phoenix.
Devils Slide Trail almost ready for unveiling
The Bay Area will soon discover what a couple dozen volunteers have already experienced: the Devils Slide Trail, a jaw-dropping addition to the San Mateo County parks system that offers unique access to an iconic chunk of the rugged Northern California coast.
(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
This country is threatening to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections. Full Story
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SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.
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Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss
Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks
This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.
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Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury
The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.