Lincecum roughed up as Giants fall to Dodgers
04/27/2015 10:47 PM PDT
Tim Lincecum struggled as the Dodgers beat the Giants 8-3 at Dodger Stadium
04/27/2015 10:13 PM PDT - The Portland Trail Blazers stayed alive in their first-round NBA playoff series, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 99-92 in Game 4 on Monday night.
04/27/2015 10:07 PM PDT - About a quarter of the East Contra Costa Fire District's property owners returned ballots, and more than 53 percent of those voted against a proposed benefit assessment that would have added $4.2 million annually to the fire district's budget. The district now plans to close two stations and eliminate four firefighter positions.
04/27/2015 09:23 PM PDT - Iff a person fails to maintain control of an open fire, their permit could be voided and the permit holder could be held responsible for fire suppression costs, civil damages and fines.
04/27/2015 10:09 PM PDT - 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and the Raiders' Reggie McKenzie will reveal much about their football philosophies by what they do this week in the NFL draft.
04/27/2015 06:49 PM PDT - Justin Rose, winner of the Zurich Classic near New Orleans, said Steph Curry's performance in Golden State Warriors' victory over New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 of the NBA playoffs helped spur Rose to triumph.
04/27/2015 06:49 PM PDT - Bryan Sperry, 89, a Kansas football player on the 1947 team who played in the Orange Bowl, scored a touchdown in the Jayhawks' alumni game last weekend.
04/27/2015 06:47 PM PDT - ESPN joining NFL Network in not allowing reporters to tweet draft picks until commissioner Roger Goodell has made announcement at the podium.
04/27/2015 06:09 PM PDT - BART suspends planned track work between Coliseum and Fruitvale stations to avoid interfering with a possible Warriors playoff home game
04/27/2015 10:47 PM PDT - The Golden State Warriors will be off for at least seven days before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
04/27/2015 05:43 PM PDT - The draft plan for improving and expanding its parks and landscaping and connecting public areas will be available online beginning May 1 and the city is taking public comment on it until 4 p.m. on May 18.
04/27/2015 10:33 PM PDT - Whether the Raiders make the long-speculated selection of a playmaking wide receiver or instead go with another premier defender may depend on the fate of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
04/27/2015 06:21 PM PDT - The event, designed to encourage students to enjoy reading in a variety of formats, will feature free comic books, graphic novels and manga; appearances by Mark de Vera of Viz Media and Sam Filstrup, who worked on "Sly Cooper 4: Thieves in Time" for the PlayStation 3; a scavenger hunt; and a drawing for a free San Francisco Giants skateboard
California drought: San Jose, Santa Clara mayors drink recycled sewage to push expanding reclaimed water
04/27/2015 09:29 PM PDT - Capitalizing on public interest in water supply issues during California's historic drought, Silicon Valley political leaders appeared at a public water treatment plant in Alviso to unveil plans for an $800 million expansion of recycled water in Santa Clara County over the next decade.
04/27/2015 10:47 PM PDT - Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is looking forward to a potential NBA Western Conference semifinals matchup against fellow Michigan State alum Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies.
04/27/2015 03:20 PM PDT - A 17-year-old Concord girl was killed in a crash early Sunday morning while she was putting gas into her car on the side of Interstate Highway 80 in Vacaville, according to the California Highway Patrol.
04/27/2015 05:18 PM PDT - The Rose Massage on Bascom Avenue has closed under pressure from Santa Clara County prosecutors and sheriff's deputies armed with new powers to crack down on massage parlors.
(Jay R. Brooks)
Brooks on Beer: Smoked beer
Ever heard of rauchbier? It's a smoky beer that goes well with barbecue and smoked meats.
(Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)
'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas
New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others.