( Gary Reyes )
Bay Area cold snap drops record lows on cities
It's so cold that across the Bay Area -- down to 16 degrees in Napa and 18 degrees in Morgan Hill -- water lines burst, black ice caused spin-outs and planes at San Jose and Oakland needed de-icing. Make way, now for snow on the surrounding peaks and rain.
Contra Costa Community College District celebrates 65 years
Today, the Contra Costa Community College District is an integral part of the Bay Area's higher education landscape. But 65 years ago, the idea of a countywide "junior college" system was a tough sell.
Planned cemetery in Tassajara Valley stirs up intense opposition
The war between Danville developer Sid Corrie and opponents, including neighbors and conservancy groups, to a controversial 150,000-plot cemetery proposed for the Tassajara Valley near Mount Diablo marches on. Intense opposition and criticism of the project has led to more delays in the county approval process for the project which has been eight years in the making. It will postpone county Planning Commission meetings on the matter until January -- or later.
( Schalk van Zuydam )
Nelson Mandela dies at 95, global mourners react, reflect
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died.
Huge new office, research and retail complex planned for Santa Clara
Developers are planning a vast new office and research campus that will become a crucial piece of Santa Clara's economic fabric and bring retail into a part of the city that lacks shopping services on a site a few minutes from the future 49ers football stadium.
( Vincent Pugliese )
Michael Mina opening gourmet 49ers stadium restaurant in Santa Clara
The new restaurant is part of a larger cultural -- and financial -- shift for the 49ers and its fans as the team moves into the $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium next summer.
4 weird ways Seattle, San Francisco are hyping Sunday's game
Fans are getting a little crazy in anticipation of this weekend's NFC West showdown. Full Story
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Great Dickens Christmas Fair: Kids, 19th-century London and no iPhones!
It's not just London -- it's London of 1865 during Christmastime, which gives the whole place an extra layer of magic. And even better -- they didn't have iPods or iPhones in 1865, so my kids stayed off their electronic devices for more than four hours. That has to qualify as a Christmas miracle.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Simon Cowell rips Russell Brand
'X Factor’ judge says Brand should put his money where his mouth is after calling for revolution.
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.