( ANDA CHU )
Senate panel votes to raise California gas tax 12 cents a gallon
As the California Legislature on Wednesday convened special sessions on transportation funding and health-care savings, lawmakers took their first step toward raising taxes and fees on motorists.
( Sue Gilmore )
Books by the Bay: The robots are coming!
New books by Jerry Kaplan and John Markoff ponder the impact of new articial intelligence technologies on human society
James Bond writer: Idris Elba 'too street' to replace Daniel Craig
Anthony Horowitz also dismisses 'Spectre’ and 'Skyfall.’