| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — A deadly accident involving a California ride-sharing driver has brought to light a potential downside to this new high-tech carpooling: Who pays when something goes wrong?
Companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have long insisted...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Uber, the popular ride-sharing company, is facing a lawsuit for the death of a 6-year-old who was hit and killed by a company driver in San Francisco on New Year's Eve.
Sofia Liu died after being hit by a driver while crossing a street with her...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here's our guide to what's happening around town New Year's Eve and where you can recover the day after.
Allumette is having a retro redux New Year's with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:28 AM
As the Vienna Philharmonic prepares for its annual New Year's Day concert that will be seen by television viewers around the world, the renowned orchestra has decided to withdraw honors that it bestowed upon several members of the Nazi Party during...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Some celebs use Twitter to announce they're quitting, well, Twitter. Shia LaBeouf on the other hand, just used it to say he's quitting all public life.
"In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,"...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:07 PM
High prices and worries about poor sightlines have discouraged some Kings and Ducks fans, but anticipated anomalies, such as eating Dodger Dogs at a hockey game, have inspired more than 47,000 people to buy tickets to Saturday's first-ever hockey game...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:10 PM
The big winner in this year's Hollywood awards season: the local economy.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into hotels, restaurants and limousine companies as Los Angeles hosts the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Academy...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:32 AM
An Oakland mother is mourning the deaths of two of her sons -- both of whom were gunned down within weeks of each other.
On New Year's Eve, her 13-year-old son, Lee Weathersby, was shot several times while coming home from the Oakland Boys & Girls Club....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appeared on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Wednesday to discuss his new memoir, "Duty," which has stirred up the Washington chattering class for its criticisms of President Obama. Gates arrived wearing a very...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
There is no one single style of Christmas beer, but brewers have long loved creating special brews for the yule season. Spices are common, dark malts are often used, and many Christmas beers have enough alcoholic punch to help settle your brain for a long...