| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. topped the ranks of corporate giving in 2012, climbing ahead of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to a new survey of 100 companies released Sunday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo gave away $315.8 million...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:50 PM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Before dawn, Juliann Ashcraft kissed her husband goodbye as he left their home to join his wildfire crew, the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Andrew Ashcraft promised to text her during the day, as always.
Andrew’s first message...
| May 12, 2013
There are two things you can do for your mother on Mother's Day. One is to say "thank you." (Over lunch, with flowers.) The other is to ask her for advice — even if she's not convinced you really want it.
"I don't think kids take any advice from...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:31 PM
SACRAMENTO — If you get busted using methamphetamine, the D.A. can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. His choice. But if you're caught with cocaine or heroin, there's no option. It's a felony.
If there's logic in that, it escapes me. They'...
| Jun 11, 2013
Generic prescription drugs have to meet exacting standards for ingredients and quality, which you'd think would make them uniformly priced at pharmacies.
But that, of course, isn't the case. Generic drug prices can be all over the map, depending on...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Safeway Inc. stock slid nearly 20% in morning trading Thursday as the Northern California supermarket giant – facing competition from dollar stores and Wal-Mart – reported flat revenue in the first quarter.
The Pleasanton company said...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:35 PM
A troubled portrait of the man who police say gunned down seven students at a small Oakland college is emerging a day after one of California’s most deadly rampages....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:02 PM
An Alameda County Superior Court judge declared Monday that a former nursing student charged with killing seven people at Oakland’s Oikos University last year is not mentally competent to stand trial. One L. Goh, a 43-year-old South Korean national,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Police in Elk Grove say they are not amused by the most recent viral video sensation called "gallon smashing." Teenagers walk through the aisles of grocery stores with a gallon of milk or juice in each hand and pretend to......
| May 23, 2012
| 9:35 PM
A 21-year-old man accused of kidnapping and killing Bay Area teen Sierra LaMar is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday....