Walnut Creek: Developer planning 24 luxury condos in the heart of downtown
A well-known developer has unveiled plans for a project in downtown Walnut Creek that would have 24 condominiums as well as restaurants.
My Town: Walnut Creek
( LiPo Ching )
Waterless car washing on the way?
As water became an increasingly precious resource, carwashes began implementing rigorous recycling systems in the early 1970s. Even those efficiencies, which have reduced the industry's water usage to a comparative drop in the water bucket -- an estimated one-tenth of 1 percent of the 350 billion gallons of fresh water used daily by Americans -- pale by comparison to the plans of a scrappy startup to use California's worst drought in 150 years as a marketing tool for its "waterless carwash."
Candidates for governor face odd vibe at GOP convention in Burlingame
Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari met the masses Saturday at the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame, but state GOP leaders say they won't put much focus on the governor's race this year.
Dancer mixes Bollywood and hip-hop in Oakley
Indian dance performer to offer classes from classical to a blend of hip-hop
( Dai Sugano )
Apple, HP, Intel may be hit by slowdown in growth of smartphone sales
Although smartphones remain wildly popular, their sales are growing at a slower pace and their prices are dropping fast, making it harder for companies to wring a profit from them.
(Nhat V. Meyer)
Wilner: NCAA's Selection Sunday promises questions, criticism and controversy
The Cal Bears and Stanford Cardinal men's basketball teams can expect widely different outcomes on NCAA tournament Selection Sunday.
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Give SJPD credit for investigating its own
After San Jose police officer Geoffrey Graves was accused last Monday of raping a hotel maid, the executive director of the Asian Law Alliance, Richard Konda, warned that a lot of people would be watching to see how Police Chief Larry Esquivel handled the situation.
Adorable South Korean girl has a hard time understanding 'stranger danger'
Well this is insanely cute. (And a little terrifying for people who have spent the last several weeks watching True Detective.) Full Story
Tonight's TV picks: 'Crisis' brings Gillian Anderson back to television
Plus, 'Army Wives' offers fans a final salute.
( David McNew )
Chris Brown back in jail; kicked out of rehab
A Malibu center booted Chris Brown Friday for reasons unknown; this had been his second stint in rehab for anger management treatment
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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.
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
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.