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MasterMinds 2017: Antonia Wright Sacrifices Her Body for Her Art

Watching Antonia Wright's Are You OK? is uncomfortable. As she weeps on the street behind what used to be the Miami Art Museum, people walk by indifferently, maybe stealing a brief glance. A man hovers on the left side of the frame but does nothing.

'Law & Order' creator suffers legal setback in fight to sell Central Coast groundwater

A Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge has dealt a blow to “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf, tentatively siding with a local water supplier in a contentious, closely watched battle over precious Central Coast groundwater. Wolf’s 780-acre Slippery Rock Ranch is perched atop an aquifer in the...

First US stewardesses, paper dresses and flight attendants a go go

According to a San Francisco Chronicle, it was May 15, 1930, when a group of young nurses assembled beside an old Boeing transport, ready to make aviation history as the first airline stewardesses. About 35,000 stewardesses, no longer required to be registered nurses, flew for U.S. Show More Summary

Developers are finally taking interest in South L.A. Will Measure S kill those dreams?

For decades, residents of South L.A. felt as though the development boom reshaping parts of Los Angeles was passing them by. As developers erected looming towers in places such as downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Westside, they largely avoided building on the vacant lots south of the 10...

Let’s Hear it for the Dads

I know what you’re thinking, “hold up, isn’t this a mom’s blog?”  But I wanted to take a moment to talk about the sometimes unsung heroes of parenting – good ole dad. Especially what my dad meant to me growing up. I classify myself as a “daddy’s girl.” However, I do not define the term […]

From the Archives: 1966 Oscar win for Julie Christie

In “Darling,” Christie portrayed a model in London's swinging '60s. The movie received five Academy Award nominations, also winning the Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume Design Oscars. Julie Andrews had won the best actress Oscar in 1965 for "Mary Poppins," and was expected to win again...

From the Archives: An Eye for Style

During his press conference, Blackwell suggested an alternative pink gown, modeled on right. Mr. Blackwell, born Richard Sylvan Selzer, became a household name from the 1960s to the '80s with his finger-wagging fashion reports. In 1968, Mr. Blackwell described Broadway singer Carol Channing as...

Bay Area political events: Empty chair town hall

Bay Area political events: Political events Rallies, protests and town hall events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Hosted by anti-Trump groups in the Bay Area to discuss concerns with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who will not...Show More Summary

Bette Kroening, pioneering owner of Bette’s Oceanview Diner, dies

Born Bette Caminez in New York City in 1945, Ms. Kroening moved to the Bay Area in 1971 after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in social work at the University of Southern California. While a social worker, Ms. Show More Summary

Fighting Aircraft Noise Over Long Island

The efforts of Long Island, New York’s Town of East Hampton to quell aircraft noise involving the town-owned airport have been negated by a federal appeals court. This has resulted in a move to have the town shut down its airport and open the more than 600 acres for other uses. It’s an issue affecting many people on Long Island. Show More Summary

Man pronounced dead at the Magic Castle in Hollywood

A man was pronounced dead Friday night at the Magic Castle, an exclusive private club in Hollywood that offers fine dining and magic shows. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the chateau-style building in the 7000 block of West Franklin Avenue about 7:25 p.m., agency spokeswoman Margaret...

Concord mom saves infant son from attack by family dog

The dog, a 16-month-old 80-pound German shepherd mix named Charlie, was in the living room in the home in the 2100 block of Fremont Street around 4 the infant, his 7-year-old brother and their mother, said Cpl. Police later shot...Show More Summary

Self-driving car involved in SF accident

A self-driving Chevrolet Bolt was involved in an accident in San Francisco, the latest in a series of such incidents that generally aren’t deemed the fault of the autonomous technology that drives them, state records showed Friday. The...Show More Summary

Oakland officers ordered to report unauthorized parties

Oakland’s assistant police chief ordered officers Friday to immediately begin reporting unpermitted events or so-called cabarets up the chain of command — a policy developed in response to the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in December. Officers...Show More Summary

Spring is busting out . . . in February

Washington has experienced five 70-degree days this month, but who’s complaining?

Golden Gate Ferry to take over operation of Tiburon commuter run

The kerfuffle over the future of the Tiburon commuter ferry has ended peacefully, and Golden Gate Ferry will take over operation of the route in March, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District announced. Blue & Gold,...Show More Summary

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