San Francisco Bay Area

Before she went missing, Mary Cerruti left a self-portrait at her home in the Houston Heights

Few on Allston Street knew much about Mary Cerruti when she quietly vanished. But she left behind her own self-portrait in dozens of annotated photographs, developed at Walgreens.<p>Whether Cerruti intended for others to see them is anyone's guess. A realtor bought her Houston Heights home at a …

San Francisco

AP FACT CHECK: Trump errs on the court system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump misstated how the federal court system works in a trio of tweets Wednesday about a judge who blocked his order to penalize cities that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. It was the third time in two months that a federal judge has knocked down …

Santa Clara County

Watch this goalkeeper score a long-range cannon shot from inside his own box

On the list of a goalkeeper's responsibilities, scoring goals falls somewhere near the very bottom. And yet, sometimes the soccer gods grace us with a rare goalkeeper goal. Sunday was one of those days, as Bolivar's Matias Dituro lined up a long-range bomb to put the game against San Jose on icein …

San Jose

Steph and Ayesha Curry slash price for Walnut Creek home

Who wouldn’t want to snap up the spacious Walnut Creek mansion once occupied by NBA star Steph Curry and his charismatic wife Ayesha?<p>Apparently, no …

Golden State Warriors

Google built an app that takes perfect nighttime photos — but you can't use it

Google has come up with a way to make your nighttime photos look less grainy and, frankly, substandard — but unfortunately it's just an experiment for now.<p>Florian Kainz, a researcher on Google's virtual reality software Daydream, was challenged by his colleagues to produce as good a nighttime photo …

iPhoneography

We Asked Techies to Share the Most Frivolous, Absurd Things They’ve Seen at Their Start-ups

Start-ups are adept at wasting investors’ money and creating divas out of their employees.<p>In one scene in <i>Disrupted</i>, the 2016 memoir in which …

San Francisco

Tom Hanks sounds off on Raiders moving to Las Vegas

Tom Hanks, a solid lock for anyone’s *Mount Rushmore of famous former Oakland residents, has weighed in on the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas. And he’s very unhappy.<p>The actor was at Bimbo’s 365 in San Francisco on Monday, at a fundraiser for local nonprofits 826 Valencia, a national writing …

Las Vegas

Life Would Be Grand at This $4.5 Million Luxury Condo on Lafayette Park

What could be lovelier than a spacious, sun-filled room with a view of Lafayette Park?<p>Well, how about four graceful bedrooms, a plush library, and …

SF Guide

When Planning For Sea-Level Rise Turns to Play

Marin County’s “Game of Floods” teaches citizens how to make tough decisions for the future.<p>Super-high king tides hammered homes and roads in Marin County, California this past winter, and residents can expect worse as rising seas threaten to super-soak their lives. If nothing is done to adapt, …

Marin County

Summer’s 35 Best Music Festivals, Decoded

Chances are your social media was recently dominated by smug selfies taken at a little shindig in California by the name of Coachella.<p>If you missed …

Napa Valley

Menlo Park: 2 workers injured at Facebook site

Two men working on a new Facebook building in Menlo Park were injured Wednesday afternoon when a steel beam they were standing on 40 feet in the air …

San Mateo County

Presenting Hashimoto Contemporary Booth at Art Market San Francisco 2017

The seventh edition of Art Market San Francisco returns this year to reaffirm its leading position in the Bay Area. Naturally, some of the leading …

San Francisco

What You Missed at the 2017 AWS San Francisco Summit

The first U.S.-based AWS Regional Summit wrapped up last week in downtown San Francisco. AWS seems to be experimenting with this summit to try and …

San Francisco

Tourism on tap: Beer-related travel

As the popularity of beer, especially locally brewed craft beer, has ballooned over the past decade, brewery-driven travel has followed suit. …

Sonoma County

SoMa Crime Recap: 'Wet Floor' Sign Assault, Woman Maced By Muggers, Carjacking, More

SoMaPhoto: figgenhoffer/FlickrHere is another edition of your local crime blotter, recapping some of the criminal activity that has taken place over …

Crime

The fight against climate change in California gains an unlikely ally: Republicans

California’s ambitious efforts to fight climate change have been almost exclusively supported by Democrats, but that could be changing.<p>A top Republican and some of his colleagues are taking the unusual step of embracing the state’s complex system of regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, …

San Francisco Politics

Ducks emerge as favorite as they take on Edmonton

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks square off in Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Wednesday at Honda …

Ice Hockey

Who’s Behind the Colorful Lights at San Francisco City Hall?

Bay Curious listener Katie Emigh loves walking by San Francisco’s City Hall after sunset. The building’s ominous granite exterior is lit up …

San Francisco

Ayesha Curry slams Trump’s proposed cuts to kids’ food programs

Many, of course, know Ayesha Curry as a charismatic basketball wife, or as a Food Network celebrity chef, or as an internet domestic goddess.<p>In …

San Francisco Politics

BYD partners with San Francisco Goodwill for electric delivery truck pilot

The San Francisco chapter of Goodwill will test the viability of electric delivery trucks by deploying 11 BYD trucks in San Francisco and nearby …

San Francisco

Oakland Considering Up To 10 Sanctioned Homeless Encampments To Expand Outreach

Oakland's City Council is considering expanding outreach to the city's growing homeless population, potentially adding services to as many as 10 new …

Oakland

Fire damages vacant landmark library building in East Oakland

OAKLAND — A two-alarm fire Tuesday night heavily damaged one of Oakland’s first branch libraries, an almost century-old landmark building that has …

Oakland

Poussey murals are popping up across the country, because Netflix wants to make you cry

The new season of <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> hits Netflix on June 9th and when it does, there will be a major void due to the [<b>SPOILER ALERT</b>] the loss of …

Netflix

Where to Day Drink in San Francisco

San Francisco chefs Evan and Sarah Rich share their favorite places for drinking, nibbling and ogling the bay on a lazy afternoon.<p>Between its …

San Francisco

Wales' first fire investigation dog Sam dies at 18

<b>Wales' first fire investigation dog has died in retirement, aged 18.</b><p>Golden Labrador Sam joined South Wales Fire and Rescue in 2003 and attended over 5,000 incidents during his five years of service.<p>He was trained to sniff out petrol, lighter fuel and other substances used in arson attacks.<p>Sam's …

Dogs

Blacklisted: How The Oakland Police Department Discriminates Against Rappers and Music Venues

Artists, promoters, and civil-rights advocates say police policy bans artists and levies huge security fees on rap venues. Last year, Philthy Rich’s …

Oakland

How storytelling ignites IT innovation at Lowe’s

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Technology leaders are building innovation labs, digital accelerators and incubators to inject digital changes across their …

Innovation

Detroit area sparks interest from LA, Chicago home buyers

The thought of buying a (comparatively) cheap house in Detroit is still intriguing to many. A new report shows us that many home seekers are looking outside of their metro areas and many Californians are looking at the Detroit area.<p>A migration report from Redfin tracks where its users have been …

Real Estate

California’s healthcare-for-all bill passes first committee

A controversial and costly proposal to create a government-run, single-payer health care system in California easily passed its first major hurdle …

San Francisco Politics

Oakland tenants sue landlord, nonprofits over halfway house fire, ‘slum-like living’

OAKLAND — Fifteen residents who escaped the flames last month in the deadly inferno at a West Oakland halfway house sued the landlords and nonprofits …

Northern California