California

Schedule tweaked for soon-to-launch North Bay train service

Officials preparing to launch the North Bay’s new commuter train next month have tweaked the daily schedule to shorten wait times during commute hours, which they said was a response to feedback from the public.<p>The updated Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) schedule includes 34 trips …

San Francisco Bay Area

Boy, 9, shot while walking puppy in Oakland

A boy who had just finished celebrating his ninth birthday was shot in the stomach while walking his puppy in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood over the weekend.<p>Isai Catalan was walking with his older brother, mother and father to a grocery store Sunday night near East 27th Street and Fruitvale …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Goes From First to Worst in U.S. Home-Price Gauge - Bloomberg

San Francisco, which in recent years had the biggest home-price gain in the U.S., was the country’s weakest market in the first quarter, with values …

Business

Capturing life in Los Angeles, one shutter click at a time

The world presents visual revelations every day, if you take the time to look. Beauty exists in the unsightly. Allure and the unlovely stand side by side.<p>As a photojournalist for the Los Angeles Times, I witness the places, people, triumphs and conflicts unfolding before me. I press the shutter, …

Los Angeles

Former South Bay doctor sent to prison in drug death of patient

A former South Bay doctor was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a patient she had prescribed hundreds of powerful painkillers to shortly after he got out of drug rehab, officials said Wednesday.<p>The patient, …

Santa Clara County

Encinitas negotiating land lease with Habitat for Humanity

Encinitas may grant a 50-year lease to San Diego's Habitat for Humanity, allowing it to build and then sell two low-cost homes on city-owned land …

Housing

Bay Area home prices hit a new record as sales drop

Broker Steve Sekhon of McGuire Real Estate peeks into a storage space during a broker's open house for a condo hosted by Joan Kermath of Sotheby's International Reality, in Sausalito in November 2016. In Marin County, median home sales prices rose 7.9 percent in April, year over year.<p>The median …

Real Estate

How to get a job at the Bay Area's best companies to work for

LinkedIn recently released its list of the best companies to work for and it's no surprise that many of them are located here in the Bay Area.<p>Many of the companies on the list boast high employee retention rates and great benefits and perks. So how do you get a spot among their ranks?<p>Many of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Reali expands its online real-estate service to the entire Bay Area, raises $5M Series A round

Reali wants to change how people buy and sell their homes and now it has $5 million more to work on it, thanks to a Series A led by Signia Venture Partners. The company also today announced that it is expanding beyond to the entire San Francisco Bay area, including the cities of San Francisco, …

San Francisco Bay Area

The top 10 cities where tech workers can make the most money

The San Francisco Bay Area tops the list of highest tech salaries in the nation, but high cost of living drops its overall value, according to a …

Silicon Valley

Taxi Drives Into Upper Haight Wells Fargo, Driver Missing

Just before 11am today, a taxi van heading eastbound on Haight veered left at Cole and jumped the curb, displacing a trash can and driving through …

San Francisco

California bullet train opponents refile suit over project

Opponents of California's bullet train have refiled a lawsuit against state legislation that allows high-speed rail money to be spent on …

Trains

San Francisco housing debate: A yimby responds - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Phil Price recently wrote two much-argued-about posts here and here on the yimby (“yes in my backyard”) movement in San Francisco. One of the people …

Housing

Santa Clara, Texas-Rio Grande Valley Coaching Jobs Open

In addition to Greg Goff’s dismissal at Alabama, two more head coaching jobs opened Wednesday. Santa Clara announced coach Dan O’Brien resigned after …

Santa Clara

How to spend a long weekend in 4 of America's best cities

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer across the country, and as such should be spent enjoying as much time as possible outside enjoying the …

San Diego Couple Braves the Elements in a Summer Storm

There are certain places where you will always have a rainy day backup plan for your wedding. Southern California in July is not one of those months. So, when Megan and Adam’s wedding at Green Gables Estate was crashed by an unexpected guest (a summer rainstorm in San Diego), the couple embraced …

Weddings

Bay Area home price reach record highs, but sales tumble

Bay Area home prices jumped to record highs in April — but sales plunged compared to the same month a year ago — according to a report on the …

Santa Clara County

Liverpool, I'll see you tonight on the Walkaway tour! (then Birmingham, Hay-on-Wye, San Francisco...) (!)

Thanks to everyone who came out for last night's final London event on the UK Walkaway tour, at Pages of Hackney with Olivia Sudjic; today I'm …

San Francisco

Neighbors Are Illegally Encroaching, Claim Lucky 13 Property Owners

After announcing plans to replace Lucky 13 with a five-story apartment building, the property's owners visited City Hall today seeking a variance …

San Francisco

Search begins for new San Diego State president as trustees announce salary for interim leader

California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White has appointed Sally Roush the new interim president of San Diego State, marking the first time that women outnumber men as campus presidents in the nation’s largest public university system.<p>Once Roush takes office in July, 12 of Cal State’s 23 …

College & University

SF’s newest Navigation Center opens in Dogpatch neighborhood

Begin Slideshow 2<p>Anita Robertson says she’s long wanted to move in off the street, but she had no idea how to get there. On Wednesday, as she sat under the blue tarp she was using as a shelter just off Third Street south of the ballpark, she felt a glimmer of hope.<p>The city’s third Navigation Center …

San Francisco

How Trump’s Cuts Would Affect California

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p><i>Today’s introduction comes to us from Adam Nagourney</i><i>, Los Angeles bureau chief.</i><p>It’s not as if this came as a big surprise to California, considering the sheer size of this state, the number of its citizens who rely on federal …

No, Memorial Day isn't a national barbecue day

Memorial Day is a day dedicated to remembering the men and women who died serving in the U.S. military. Many of them, from wars past and present, are …

San Diego

Famous San Francisco movie and TV houses: Here's how much they actually cost

"Life imitates art" goes the old saying — a statement that hardly applies to the palatial residences of movie and television characters.<p>Take Donald Sutherland's house in the classic 1978 "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Sutherland, a police detective, resides in a swanky 4-bedroom Telegraph Hill …

San Francisco

With Vintage Truck, 'Lady Falcon' Offers Hand-Roasted Coffees By The Sea

For Buffy Maguire, every coffee is a new friend.<p>Maguire is the woman behind the Lady Falcon Coffee Club, a roastery and coffee truck, and her latest …

San Francisco

“Getting Paid to Create Adventures”: Meet the People Who Invent San Francisco’s Fictitious Worlds…

“Getting Paid to Create Adventures”: Meet the People Who Invent San Francisco’s Fictitious Worlds for a Living<p>At Foma Labs, trap doors and parallel …

San Francisco

What’s it like inside the Rat Cafe at San Francisco Dungeon?

San Francisco and rats go way back together. Don’t take our word for it.<p>“In January of 1900 the SS Australia brought rats from Honolulu,” said …

San Francisco

In strawberry lawsuit, jury sides with UC Davis over former professor

Jurors have sided with a California research university in its dispute with a renowned plant scientist credited with developing tasty strawberries as a professor there.<p>Jurors in a San Francisco federal court said Wednesday that professor Douglas Shaw broke the law when he and his research partner …

UC Davis

Panda Express wants to redefine what Chinese food is to Americans

<i>An orange chicken scallion pancake wrap is one of several newly developed dishes at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena. It has pickled</i> …

Southern California

Harbor dredging could continue past deadline

Oceanside’s harbor dredging project is likely to stretch past Memorial Day so the city can mine extra sand to beef up its beaches, officials said …

California Drought