MLB deals setback to San Jose bid to lure Oakland A's
League notified Oakland A's in June that it at least temporarily rejected plan to relocate to San Jose, according to court documents in San Jose antitrust case
(Ray Chavez/Staff file)
Richmond leaders' China, Cuba trips under scrutiny
Councilmen Nat Bates and Corky Boozé spent $36,120 of Richmond taxpayer funds on a trade trip to China, while Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and Councilman Tom Butt took a trip to Cuba for $13,000.
( RAY CHAVEZ )
Review: Vampire Weekend, QOTSA highlight Not So Silent Night
Radio station Live 105's two-night holiday shindig also offered up AFI, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon.
Disabled would bear brunt of another transit strike
BART shutdowns highlighted lack of options, resources for the transit-dependent during a work stoppage
Google, Facebook, Twitter bolster digital defenses in wake of NSA revelations
Quietly at first, but more vocally in recent months, Google, Facebook and other leading Internet companies have been beefing up their digital defenses in response to reports that the National Security Agency has tracked online communications without the companies' knowledge or cooperation.
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff file)
Thompson: A promise to Bay Area sports fans
Marcus Thompson II introduces himself as the newest voice on the Bay Area sporting scene
Pleasanton: Siren call for last civil defense siren in town
A long-inactive siren created to summon volunteer firefighters and to warn of air raids is removed from a pole and fixed up. The future of the city-owned historic device is unknown.
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Giving a very special gift to a stranger: new kidneys
Phil Fischer's wife likes to joke that at least her husband's kidney gets to go out dancing every once in a while. Full Story
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Season of giving the perfect time to teach children about charity
Even simple acts of charity can touch children and teenagers who participate in giving. Readers share their stories.
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Evangeline Lilly upset with magazine's 'butt' reference
Women’s Health surprised “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” actress with her cover shot.
Bay Area residents live longer; here's why
Bay Area residents are among the nation's longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.
( Jeff Vendsel )
Mi Pueblo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mi Pueblo, the festive Bay Area supermarket chain and icon of family-grown Hispanic businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing a dispute with its primary lender, Wells Fargo.