( Tom Van Dyke )
Failure of Warriors' arena the latest in a long line of bay development defeats
Since the 1970s, environmental opposition has made it nearly impossible for any major project that would fill or block San Francisco Bay to win approval.
EBMUD taps Sacramento River water for first time to avoid rationing
The East Bay Municipal Utility District board voted to stick with a 10 percent voluntary conservation plan and take Sacramento River water from Freeport.
California's affirmative action ban bolstered by Supreme Court ruling
By upholding a Michigan law nearly identical to California's, the ruling left only a legislative -- or ballot initiative -- route for allowing racial and gender preferences in public college admissions, contracts and hiring. But that path, too, is now littered with obstacles.
( Eric Risberg )
Stowaway: San Jose airport eyes security changes after 'very serious' incident
The director of San Jose's airport on Tuesday called the remarkable security breach involving a teen stowaway who sneaked onto the airfield a "very serious" incident that could spark changes in how the airport protects its passengers.
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On Earth Day, Apple exec gets to core of environmental initiative
Lisa Jackson, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency who now runs Apple's Environmental Initiatives, marked Earth Day on Tuesday night by asking a Stanford audience to challenge the idea that people must choose between the environment and the economy.
San Jose Sharks go up 3-0 on Los Angeles Kings on Patrick Marleau's goal in overtime
Backhand goal by Patrick Marleau at 6:20 of overtime gives the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 playoff victory and a 3-0 series lead.
( LiPo Ching )
Jake Shimabukuro leads the worldwide ukelele revival
The ukulele is the Chihuahua of musical instruments -- small, overlooked but loaded with personality, and in Jake Shimabukuro it has found its very own Eric Clapton.
Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?
Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
( Mark DuFrene )
Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair
Bored with chardonnay and IPA? Explore mead, the ancient honey beverage and fastest growing segment of the American alcohol industry, with sales up 130 percent from 2012 to 2013. In the Bay Area, fine artisanal mead is being crafted in a variety of styles, from the hop-fermented mead at The Mead Kitchen in Berkeley to sparkling mead at Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes.
Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful person
The “12 Years a Slave” actress calls the designation a “major, major compliment.”
( Nhat V. Meyer )
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.