• Gov. Jerry Brown signs Fair Pay Act - 10/06/2015 04:37 PM PDT
    Butt dials: Bay Area police dispatchers flooded with abandoned 911 calls

    Butt dials, accidental calls from a person carrying their phone in their back pocket, are the most common accidental 911 call throughout law enforcement agencies. Google researchers this month released a report showing 20 percent of San Francisco's wireless 911 calls were accidental, adding to a 28 percent increase in wireless calls since 2011. On average, the researchers found dispatchers wasted an average of 74 seconds dealing with each call. 
    In a milestone for reducing pollution and fossil fuel use, Gov. Jerry Brown will sign into law Wednesday a bill that requires 50 percent of California's electricity to come from renewable sources like solar and wind by 2030.  
    When faced with a life-threatening diagnosis, it is difficult to talk to a doctor about hastening death. George Eighmey, the Oregon state legislator who in 1997 was instrumental in getting that state's Death With Dignity law, recommends these approaches to conversation.  
    Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group
    The Fair Pact Act signed into law Tuesday will ensure women are paid the same as men for similar work and prevent retaliation if they inquire about how much male colleagues are paid.  
    California's 63,000 foster youth will be better protected from potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs now administered at alarming rates in the nation's largest child welfare system, under a package of reform bills signed into law Tuesday.  
    (Mary Orlin/Bay Area News Group)
    Behind the Label: Beauregard Vineyards, Bonny Doon

    The roots run deep for Beauregard Vineyards, a father-son winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
    Nick Gordon charged in Bobby Kristina Brown's death?

    Report says Georgia grand jury will decide this week whether there’s enough evidence to charge Gordon with a crime.