San Mateo County

Two-thirds of Americans think Trump is dividing the country - including a fifth of his supporters

President Donald Trump's weekend commentary on protests in the NFL was unsurprising in some respects. It's certainly unusual for a president to weigh in repeatedly on what's happening in professional sports, but we've come to expect the unusual from Trump.<p>It was also unsurprising that Trump …

Elections

Video shows disturbing interaction with man linked to tot lot incidents

Three days after police put out a community alert about a probationer with a history of bizarre interactions with children, a local mother spotted the man shirtless not far from her South Berkeley home. He proceeded to make inappropriate sexual comments to her and also exposed himself, she told …

Crime

Instant Analysis: Bumgarner deals, Giants do enough to beat Dodgers

Madison Bumgarner was feeling it Saturday night, pitching deep into the eighth inning as the Giants took down the Dodgers on the road...

Baseball

6 Boatable Microbreweries

Brewpubs have forever changed the way we enjoy beer. Why settle for something mass-produced in cans when you can taste creative brews dreamed up by …

San Francisco Bay Area

In Mexico quake, villages on edge of capital feel forgotten

Inhabitants of the villages that dot the largely rural southern edge of Mexico City said Friday they feel abandoned, as aid and rescue workers …

San Francisco Bay Area

Old Joseph & Feiss warehouse is now bright new home for Menlo Park Academy gifted charter school

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A three-year project to convert the old Joseph & Feiss shirt warehouse into a school finally succeeded this fall, with the …

Education

Lab Report: Flint's Water Crisis Had a 'Horrifying' Effect on Fetal Deaths

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>Troubled waters:</b> A new study associates the lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, with a “horrifyingly large” increase in fetal deaths and miscarriages, after the city changed its public water supply in 2014. <i>The Washington Post</i> reports:<p>During this time period, …

Mexico City

Pizarro: Bringing the art of Burning Man to San Jose

Not everything that happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man. The famous free-for-all festival in the desert is known for its visual spectacle, …

Silicon Valley

Roadshow: Pedestrians, stop chatting on cellphones in crosswalks has support

<b>Q:</b> I see many pedestrians texting and neither looking right nor left while entering or leaving the crosswalk, putting their lives in danger. I think …

San Francisco Bay Area

Facebook Turning Over Russia-Backed Election Ads To Congress

After revelations that the site had sold thousands of 2016 election ads to accounts linked to a Russian troll farm, Facebook promised to turn over …

Humor

Home sale prices from San Jose and Peninsula areas, Sept. 23

<i>512 Coleridge, Palo Alto 94301; $11.15 million; 3475 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Monterey Colonial by architect Birge Clark, built in 1929</i> …

San Francisco Bay Area

16 companies with jaw-dropping offices

They say that looks aren't everything — but when it comes to the office you spend 40+ hours a week in, a work environment that's easy on the eyes …

The Workplace

Zuckerberg plans to sell as much as 18% of his Facebook shares

(Bloomberg) -- Mark Zuckerberg, the world’s fifth-richest person, plans to sell as much as 18 percent of his Facebook Inc. stock during the next 18 months.<p>The founder and chief executive officer of the world’s biggest social media company expects to sell 35 million to 75 million shares, Menlo Park, …

Facebook

Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election

Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will ‘help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened’ in the election<p>Facebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russians during the 2016 US presidential race, Mark Zuckerberg …

Politics

Chrysler hoons Pacifica minivan, issues recall

Chrysler is recalling about 50,000 Pacifica minivans after finding an issue with a seat belt. According to the NHTSA recall notice, "In certain passenger seating and vehicle situations, the second-row center seating position seat belt buckle could cause the left outboard seat belt to become …

Autos

Football in America: The Bay Area

<i>Today, The MMQB, in partnership with State Farm, begins an eight-week series called Football in America. We’ll take the temperature of the game at</i> …

Marshawn Lynch

Colt Doughty—inside linebacker from College of San Mateo—commits to Cal

What can you do in nine hours?<p>Nine hours ago, the California Golden Bears extended an offer to Colt Doughty, an inside linebacker at the College of …

College & University

San Carlos man gets 1 year for fatal hit-and-run DUI crash

SAN CARLOS — A 52-year-old San Carlos man won’t serve time in state prison for hitting and killing a pedestrian with his pickup while under the …

Crime

Halloween 2017: Bay Area haunted houses, pumpkin patches, fall festivals

Here’s a city-by-city guide to 2017 Halloween events, both the frightful and the family-friendly. Send details about your event to …

Travel

Warriors’ Durant unveils new Redwood City court for kids

The NBA’s most valuable player in the 2017 championship playoffs lit up the faces of youngsters when he made a surprise visit to a Redwood City …

Golden State Warriors

This Far Right Freakout Showed Transphobia Isn't Just About School Bathrooms

Somehow, my bill to protect elderly LGBT people became the latest fodder for a right-wing bathroom freakout.<p>When it comes to attacks from the extremes of the conservative movement, I thought I’d seen it all: I’m a gay, liberal California state senator representing San Francisco, who pushes …

LGBTQ

A DIY Guide to Canada: The Romantic Getaway

Italy means jetlag. The Caribbean, you’ve been to. Canada’s an easy four-season destination for a romantic getaway—and a more varied and promising one than you might think. In fact, a trip up there might be just the thing to fan the flames. Here’s a guide to some of the best spots north of the …

Canada

California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

BIG SUR, Monterey County — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.<p>The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco, Oakland sue oil companies over climate change

San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., are suing five major oil companies, blaming them for the effects of climate change.<p>The cities announced Wednesday …

Climate

Facebook coming to 181 Fremont

The Instagram team will be the first to arrive<p>In a bid to increase its physical presence in San Francisco, Facebook signed the “largest office lease in three years,” according to <i>San Francisco Business Times</i>, inside the spinning needle-topped 181 Fremont luxury high-rise.<p>The company’s small …

San Francisco

Leaders to tech firms at UN: Yank terror postings in 2 hours

UNITED NATIONS – The leaders of Britain, France and Italy want tech companies to aim to remove postings that promote terrorism within just an hour or two after they appear.<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday companies are making progress but need to go "further and faster." She says …

Business

San Francisco, Oakland sue major oil companies over rising seas

The cities of San Francisco and Oakland are suing some of the world’s largest oil companies over climate change, joining an emerging legal effort to …

Climate

Here’s how Trump is killing Silicon Valley with policies on trade, immigration and investment

Trump Administration

Demand for change that respects human rights, says ex-DLSU president at 'mass for justice'

MANILA - Filipinos should demand change that does not violate the rights of others, Bro. JJ Jimenez said in his homily during a "mass for justice" …

Philippines

Fiat recalls 50K Chrysler Pacifica vans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU +0.6%) recalls around 50K Chrysler Pacifica minivans to address an issue with seat belts.<p>The recall action covers the …

Business