( Laura A. Oda )
Warm, sunny Bay Area days don't mean end to El Niño

Don’t be fooled by the current stretch of warm, sunny Bay Area weather; El Niño conditions in the Pacific remain potent, and weather scientists say there’s still plenty of wet stuff to come.  
California refuses pleas for major weakening of water conservation rules
Rather than making major changes, the California State Water Resources Control Board voted instead for modest adjustments to drought targets after a six-hour meeting.
 

Link to weather page  
 
California's drought: Flipbook of the maps, 2014

The maps created by the U.S. Drought Monitor show the severity of California's drought for each week of 2014. 
Link out to water district reservoir page  
 
( Laura A. Oda )
Warm, sunny Bay Area days don't mean end to El Niño

Don’t be fooled by the current stretch of warm, sunny Bay Area weather; El Niño conditions in the Pacific remain potent, and weather scientists say there’s still plenty of wet stuff to come.  
 
 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
(Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Sylvester Stallone considered skipping Academy Awards

Sylvester Stallone says he considered boycotting Academy Awards until Ryan Coogler told him to go.