| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson, who earned a Nobel Prize for breakthrough research that explained how factors like temperature and pressure lead to sudden transformations of matter, such as boiling water's shift from liquid to vapor, died Saturday in Saco,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The little farm towns of Central California held a poetry all their own for Jose Montoya.
From childhood he knew their people, mostly immigrant laborers like his own family. He knew the labyrinthine rows of fruit trees, the dirt-floor houses and trailer...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Halfway through Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars” and we’ve got our first shocker.
After a feel-good night of dances commemorating the remaining couples’ most memorable Years, it seemed especially harsh to send a couple home....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent afternoon, Homer Gaines hiked with girlfriend Tami Stillwell to the gusty peak of Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, bent down on one knee and slipped a topaz and white-sapphire ring on her finger, capturing the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:48 AM
If you listened very closely on Tuesday night during Black Sabbath's return to the city, you could hear the Big Bang of heavy metal echoing through the sweat-drenched Los Angeles Sports Arena.
It was buried in the slow, menacing guitar lines of...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:38 PM
It’s not surprising that artist/author/filmmaker William Wegman, 69, was surrounded by his beloved Weimaraner dogs -- Bobbin, Candy, Flo and Topper -- while doing a phone interview last week from New York about “Flo & Wendell” (Dial:...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A trip to the bank for a cancer patient wearing a protective mask ended with him being surrounded by six police officers and detained after a teller mistook him for a bank robber known as the "Surgical Mask Bandit."
Wells Fargo Bank is donating $5,000...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Richard Ramirez — the infamous serial killer who died while on San Quentin's death row after being convicted of 13 murders — died of complications of blood cancer.
Ramirez, died June 7 at 9:10 a.m. while receiving treatment at Marin...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:51 PM
California prison officials said Monday that the death this month of "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez was due to complications from lymphoma, a cancer often associated with hepatitis.
Ramirez, a serial killer convicted of murdering 13 people and brutally...