| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Parking, always an issue in San Francisco, doesn't come cheap in the City by the Bay — except, perhaps, with this deal at the Palace Hotel. You may sleep better with free parking and a discounted room rate.
The deal: The "ParkLA" deal at the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Is the Tesla Model S really the safest car on the road?
One key fact went unnoticed this week as Tesla Motors Inc. trumpeted its "best" crash-test rating in the media: The federal government doesn't test most other luxury cars.
So the Model S may be...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:34 PM
There are plenty of unusual cooking techniques and tools being used to prepare food at restaurants around town. Under the general umbrella of molecular gastronomy, there are sous vide machines, dehydrators, hot-infusion siphons and smoking guns to name...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root.
There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Oct 16, 2013
Welcome to the really, really green 'hood — 20 demonstration houses in Irvine's Great Park. Irvine is the cradle of the designed neighborhood, but not like this. These homes were designed and built to compete in the Department of Energy's Solar...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:59 AM
WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- The warning from local health officials dealing with the flooding in Colorado is simple: Don't get in the water.
Underscoring that message, state officials have reported a 5,250-gallon oil spill from a flood-damaged tank...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:14 PM
A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land?
The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Jon Gosselin has a whole different outlook on life these days. Instead of "Jon & Kate Plus 8," it's more like Jon plus a table for eight — he's working as a waiter and living in what sounds like a rustic cabin in Pennsylvania.
In an interview...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Police and the FBI continued a massive manhunt Thursday for the man who opened fire inside a business on Long Island, killing one employee, critically injuring the company's chief executive and prompting the lockdown of nearby schools and a shopping...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The threat of a U.S. strike on Syria is roiling global oil markets and could cause temporary price increases at the pump.
The price of October U.S. crude oil continued to rally Wednesday, rising to $110.34 a barrel -- a 1% increase. Brent crude oil was...