Light rain starts the work week in the Bay Area
The Bay Area received a welcome sight Monday morning with a light overnight soaking, but the rain did little to boost bleak March rainfall totals. 

Antelope Valley poppies: Heat wave cooks bumper crop of wildflowers at famed California reserve
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- The recent heat wave was a blooming catastrophe for Southern California's poppy reserve. 

Bay Area rain will be short-lived; it could reach 80 this weekend
Wednesday’s sprinkles may have saved some folks a trip to the car wash but the overall rainfall totals did nothing to alleviate the drought.  

El Niño not the savior for drought concerns around Bay Area, state
El Nino to the rescue of a rain-starved Bay Ara, ready to raise reservoirs in a single storm? Not quite.  

( Randy McMullen )
Review: 'Stupid (expletive) Bird' is a (expletive) blast

San Francisco Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's adaptation/send-up of Chekhov's 'The Seagull' in a winning, creative production; it runs through May 2.