Glassy-winged sharpshooter

Vineyard-Killing Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Found In Marin County

A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said.

20 hours ago

A rendering of the Mercedes-Benz F 015. (Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz)

SF Goes Crazy Snapping Pictures Of Driverless Future Car Spotted On City Streets

Tweets are flying and Reddit users are in a buzz Thursday morning with news that a “mystery car” was spotted cruising around San Francisco Wednesday.

22 hours ago

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ringling Bros. Circus To End Elephant Acts By 2018

The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, said the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the animals’ treatment.

03/05/2015

Screen shot of Luxy, an online dating app for wealthy singles. (CBS)

‘Tinder Minus The Poor People,’ Online Dating App Caters Toward Affluent Bay Area Singles

Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary.

03/05/2015

Medicine

Sunnyvale Cancer Drug Maker Pharmacyclics To Be Acquired By AbbVie For $21 Billion

Biopharmaceutical giant AbbVie will purchase Sunnyvale-based cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, the two companies announced Wednesday.

03/04/2015

The glassy-winged sharpshooter. (Courtesy: County of Marin)

Destructive Insect That Feeds On Grapevines, Almond Trees Discovered In Marin County

A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said Wednesday.

03/04/2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

No Cars On Facebook’s Horizon, CEO Zuckerberg Says He’s Focusing On Network

Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world’s biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is “pretty focused.”

03/04/2015

Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Passengers Could Be Testing Out Google Self-Driving Cars By This Year

The day when passengers are routinely riding in driverless cars appears to be closer than expected, according to a published report.

03/04/2015

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Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process

Many San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.

03/04/2015

smash and grab robbery

San Francisco Police Add Extra Patrols, Shop Owners Watching Each Other’s Backs After Latest Smash-And-Grab Robbery

San Francisco Police are adding extra patrols after burglars smashed through another store front before making off with merchandise.

03/04/2015

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