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Google’s Internet-Beaming Drones Set To Take Flight This Year

Titan, the drone company Google acquired last year, plans to conduct its maiden voyage this year of aircraft that could provide internet to people on the ground.

03/02/2015

Pitcher Pat Venditte #74 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during the spring training photo day at HoHoKam Stadium on February 28, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ambidextrous Pitcher Could Be 2nd In Modern Major League Baseball If He Cracks A’s Roster

Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.

03/02/2015

Notable Deaths 2015

Star Trek Veterans React To Death Of Leonard Nimoy

The death of Leonard Nimoy, the beloved “Star Trek” star known for his pointy-ears and signature “live long and prosper” parting has set off a wave of grief for fans and veterans of the franchise.

02/27/2015

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Should Fireworks Be Legal During Lunar New Year Celebrations?

Fireworks are a big part of Tet celebrations and other Lunar New Year events, but in most of the Bay Area, they’re illegal.

02/20/2015

Mardi Gras (credit: Thinkstock)

What Will You Give Up For Lent? Mardi Gras Feasting Begins Ash Wednesday’s Period Of Self-Denial

It’s Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, and the night before Ash Wednesday, and while that means drinking, eating, frying up some pancakes, and maybe tossing some beads or baring your… well, let’s just say come midnight, it’s the polar opposite and time for self-reflection, spiritual focusing, and self-denial.

02/17/2015

Presidential Candidate Roseanne Barr Visits Bay Area

After #NukeUCDavis Tweets, Roseanne Barr Brings Standup Act To San Francisco

Veteran comedian Roseanne Barr is coming to San Francisco for four dates at Cobbs Comedy club over the Valentine’s Day weekend, but the veteran of stage and television has made it clear she isn’t sending any valentines to the U.C. Davis student body this week.

02/13/2015

San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bernal Heights Park on the evening of March 21, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco D.A. Concludes, 4 Officers Involved In Alex Nieto’s Shooting Death Will Not Face Charges

San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon announced on Friday that that an investigation has concluded that four police officers involved in last year’s shooting death of Alex Nieto were lawful and they will not face charges.

02/13/2015

A statue of Father Junipero Serra stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015.      (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

California Senator Wants ‘Controversial’ Missionary Statue At US Capitol Replaced With First Woman Astronaut Sally Ride

A California legislator has proposed replacing missionary-priest Junipero Serra’s statue from the U.S. Capitol with one of astronaut Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space.

02/13/2015

Officer-Involved Shooting

Oakland Police Shoot Erratic Man Allegedly Carrying Knife

An Oakland police officer shot an allegedly knife-wielding man in East Oakland Friday morning, police said.

02/13/2015