( Gary Reyes )
Community colleges could soon start offer 4-year degrees

A small number of California's two-year colleges will start offering four-year degrees if the governor signs a bill that cleared the state Legislature Thursday. 
(Karl Mondon / Staff)
Bay Area billionaire's climate-change ads leave fact-checkers cold

Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and the Washington Post are dogging one of the nation's biggest political donors, Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, who ditched his ties to fossil fuels 
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
1930s Berkeley cabin transformed into 'green' showplace

With the help of their son, contractor Aron Quiter, architect John Quiter and his wife Elaine have turned a small 1930s cabin in the Berkeley hills, built by painter Ray Boynton, into a unique, green, energy-efficient showplace with fantastic views of the bay, San Francisco and the Golden Gate beyond. 
( Photo by Brad Graverson / Torran )
Thompson: Jeremy Lin finds himself on big stage after humble beginning

Jeremy Lin, a new Los Angeles Lakers, is immortalized at Madame Tussauds.