| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:49 PM
More than 100 people were arrested over the weekend at a Bay Area rave, mostly on drug- and alcohol-related offenses.
Roughly 40,000 attended the Beyond Wonderland concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View over the weekend, but as of...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:55 PM
For years, physicians have been inching their way to a better understanding of how -- and how well -- the drug ketamine, a "twilight drug" used to sedate some patients before a painful procedure, can lift someone with severe depression almost...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The sound system was on the fritz in Russian technology billionaire Yuri Milner's $100-million, 30,000-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres had been served. The guests had taken their seats in Milner'...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Over the course of a long and prolific career that saw her appear in nearly 200 films, Karen Black left her most lasting mark on Hollywood portraying women on the brink: hysterical characters teetering at the edge of dissolution or madness -- or both --...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Though actress Karen Black never stopped working, news of her passing this week at age 74 sent me back to the 1970s. That era -- a transformative cultural moment for women in general -- had the films I remember the actress in most. It actually starts on...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is the kind of notorious, made-for-the-movies character who motivates actors to brush up on their scowls. With Bulger's conviction Monday on charges of murder, extortion, money laundering and weapons possession, the...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:36 PM
After Philip Slater published "The Pursuit of Loneliness," a 1970 best-seller that delivered a blistering critique of American culture, he moved to California and adopted a lifestyle aimed at avoiding the fate of the fellow citizens he saw as so unhappy....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:54 AM
For the fifth time, Oprah Winfrey has topped Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. Besides Oprah, five other women were in the top 10 on the list released Wednesday: Lady Gaga (ranked No. 2), Beyoncé (4), Madonna (5), Taylor Swift (6)...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" is coming out in paperback in September. Publisher Simon & Schuster is not only republishing the book, it is sending Jobs back in time. Instead of the contemporary photograph of Jobs emblazoned across the cover of...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
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An infinite jest, Chicago lyricist Chance the Rapper's stellar new mixtape "Acid Rap" begins with a woman's seductive voice -- chanteuse Lili K. -- uttering, "Even better than I was the last time, baby,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 11:33 AM
An undercover drug investigation at Temecula area high schools led to the arrest of 22 students Monday on suspicion of illegal drug sales....