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West Oakland Building That Burned Monday Was A Halfway House With A Troubled History

And like the Ghost Ship space, it was "both a cherished source of [affordable] housing and an unusual trouble spot in Oakland well before the fire." [ more › ]

SF picks ex-Oakland administrator as schools superintendent

The San Francisco school board on Wednesday selected a city native with an eclectic educational background to lead the district, saying Vincent Matthews has the experience and leadership skills to take on the role of superintendent.Show More Summary

Far-Right Commentator Ann Coulter To Appear At UC Berkeley Next Month

She'll be there to talk about immigration, but half the event will be a Q&A. [ more › ]

Read The Thoughts Of A Younger Travis Kalanick On This Eight-Year-Old Wordpress Blog

It is kind of a funny window into the tech dudebro mindset of a pre-Uber Kalanick, and for some reason he's never taken it down. [ more › ]

Political events in the Bay Area: women’s event, Transgender Day

Political events in the Bay Area: women’s event, Transgender Day Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Women’s event: A happy hour and panel discussion featuring female entrepreneurs, Nevertheless, She Persisted: An Evening With Fearless Women. Show More Summary

Yes, BART will let you wear leggings (and anything else, really)

Just in case you were worried about the leggings-wearing rules of BART, its ever-helpful Twitter account is here to reassure you.

Betty Barry-Deal, pioneering female judge, dies at 95

Betty Barry-Deal, an honor student whose gender slowed the start of her legal career in the 1950s but who later became the first female justice on the state Court of Appeal in San Francisco, has died at age 95. “Justice Barry-Deal was a legal trailblazer her entire career,” said Deborah Hoffman, spokeswoman for Gov. Show More Summary

New Rules Would Provide Trans Women Incarcerated In Male Prisons With Makeup And Bras

Under the proposed rules, transgender male inmates in female prisons could also wear aftershave and boxers. [ more › ]

Ugh: Lyft CEO Declares 'We're Woke'

Lyft does tell Time they're done directly targeting Uber, deriding it as "corporate" in ads like this one above. [ more › ]

9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Swept Out To Sea At Carmel Beach

Monastery Beach in Carmel has been nicknamed "Mortuary Beach" by locals because of the frequency of drownings that have occurred there over the years. [ more › ]

French Laundry Wine Thief Gets 15-Month Sentence

44-year-old Davis Kiryakoz was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in San Jose on one count of conspiracy to transport stolen goods. [ more › ]

Cosmetic thieves rough up worker at Concord store

Two women stole cosmetics from a Walgreens in Concord and shoved an employee out of the way when she tried to stop them, police said Tuesday. The women entered the store shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and stole “a bunch” of cosmetics, according to the Concord Police Department. Show More Summary

Temperatures to hit 70s and 80s over sunny Bay Area weekend

A sun-filled weekend is in store for Bay Area residents as a warming trend is forecast to send temperatures into the 70s in San Francisco and possibly the 80s in other cities throughout the region, forecasters said. Before the sun soaks...Show More Summary

Boy dragged out to sea at Monastery Beach dies

A 9-year-old boy died after he was knocked down by large waves and swept out to sea while playing in the surf with his father at a beach in Carmel Tuesday. Waves breaking between 8-12 feet were pounding Monastery Beach when the boy was swept out at 12:43 p.m.

Hoard 'Em If You Got 'Em: CA Cigarettes To Cost $2 More Per Pack As Of Saturday

Smokers, it's time to start setting aside more cash for your habit, or to quit it altogether: On Saturday, the voter-approved tax increase of $2 per pack of cigarettes kicks in, making your cancer sticks costlier than ever. [ more ›...

5 Things Every Nine-To-Fiver Should Have At Their Desk

From a handy stylus tool to a few extra-long charging cables, these office accessories are everything you need to be more efficient, focused - even caffeinated. [ more › ]

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