• Water agencies get a bit of good news - 03/02/2015 05:00 PM PST
  • Oakland minimum wage law now in effect - 03/02/2015 04:01 PM PST
    Talk Back: Raiders stadium
    Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Jeff Chiu/AP)
    UC applications in limbo during budget standoff

    Arguing that Sacramento has failed to fulfill its fiscal obligations, Napolitano plans to raise tuition 5 percent this fall. Brown has threatened to withhold about $120 million in state funds unless the university keeps tuition and nonresident enrollment flat.

    New UC tech campus sought in Legislature

    Arrest made in Livermore double-homicide

    Police arrested a man late Sunday night, hours after two men died of gunshot wounds in the first homicide in this city since 2012, authorities said. 
    ( Dan Honda )
    A's putting their money in the bullpen

    Athletics are spending over $18 million on their relievers, an amount in the American League West that is being matched only by the Houston Astros. 
    (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
    Stanford study: Drought likely a fixture

    Human-caused climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California -- boosting the odds that our current crisis will become a fixture of the future, according to a major report Stanford scientists released Monday morning.  
    (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
    Silicon Valley no-poach case nears end

    Federal judge on Monday widely expected to approve $415 million settlement of case alleging Silicon Valley powers Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe engaged in illegal hiring practices 
    (Darron Cummings)
    Giants' newcomers McGehee, Aoki -- so different, so much in common

    Casey McGehee and Nori Aoki, both in their first seasons with the San Francisco Giants, strike up a quick friendship now that they are on the same team 
    (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)
    Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time since dot-com boom

    After its spectacular belly flop during the dot-com bust of 2000, the tech-laden Nasdaq on Monday for the first time since then reached and crossed above 5,000.
    (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
    San Francisco GPS-linked walking tour takes you off the touristy path

    A walking tour app from the founder of Groupon takes you time-traveling through San Francisco neighborhoods.