• July 8: Patrick McHenry, 36, Richmond - 07/09/2014 04:58 PM PDT
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    Osprey expand nesting areas to San Francisco Bay shoreline

    The osprey, a fierce and powerful fishing bird, used to be just another San Francisco Bay shoreline visitor, flying over and feeding without setting down roots. These days, however, the acrobatic divers are becoming natives, constructing elaborate stick nests on cranes, poles or other man-made structures.

    Unusual sea creatures sail back to Monterey Bay

    Rare bird turns up on restored island in Richardson Bay 

    Boosted by soaring demand, sales of Bay Area homes costing a million-dollars or more hit an all time high last quarter, according to a real-estate information service.  
     
    Embattled San Francisco legislator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to expanded criminal case against him, including racketeering and political corruption charges  
     
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    Oakland A's then send LHP Tommy Milone to Minnesota Twins for OF Sam Fuld.  
     
    PG&E shares plunged on Thursday, battered by investors forced to ponder the potential consequences that the utility faces in the wake of a new federal indictment on criminal charges, including obstruction of justice accusations, related to a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno.  
     
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    (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Million-dollar-plus home sales hit record in Bay Area

    Boosted by soaring demand, sales of Bay Area homes costing a million-dollars or more hit an all time high last quarter, according to a real-estate information service.
     
    Opinion
    Contra Costa Times editorial: Innovative education administrator Marshall Tuck superior choice for state schools chief

    Of the two remaining candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, both Democrats, incumbent Tom Torlakson panders to the politically powerful California Teachers Association by defending the status quo, while Marshall Tuck advocates for immediate changes and understands what must be done. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    Bay Area and Los Angeles news groups sue California Senate to get indicted senators' calendars

    07/31/2014 12:10 PM PDT
    Following the Senate's refusal to release portions of the legislative calendars of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, who have both been indicted on public corruption charges, Bay Area News Group and Los Angeles News Group have sued to get the documents. 
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    (Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
    5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

    What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives.