Warm, sunny Bay Area days don't mean end to El Ni o
It sure seems as though Mother Nature is a fan of Bay Area sports. Is she a fan of ending our drought? In the midst of a rainy winter fueled by a strong El Nino, Super Bowl 50 was played Sunday under sun-splashed conditions at Levi's Stadium.
Hitchhiker's guide to the Zika virus
Viruses are hitchhikers from hell - criminal masterminds that enter your body and take complete control of your cell functions. What the media has been calling the new deadly virus in town, the Zika virus, has actually been around since the 1950s, concentrated in a narrow equatorial belt in Africa and Asia.
Poll: Which Pot-Friendly US State Is On Your Travel Bucket List?
Along with generating jobs and raking in taxes for state governments, the legalization of adult-use marijuana has led to tourism booms for states such as Colorado and Washington . Four U.S. states-Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington-have fully operational recreational pot markets, meaning that anyone over the age of 21 can score some legal green.
$1.8 billion sought to fight Zika virus
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Fares to US dip below $400
Isaac Mercado makes a jump on rollerblades at Venice Beach, California. Air fares between New Zealand and California have just dipped to below $400 one way.
Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine
Out for dinner with a group of friends, Christina Dierkes, a science writer with Ohio Sea Grant in Columbus, was feeling adventurous. It took some steely courage to order the Caribbean Roll at Mr. Sushi's.
West Texas school district makes switch to 4-day school week
The weekend will start a day early for children in a West Texas school district that's adopted a four-day week, a move seen as the first of its kind in this state since lawmakers gave schools greater leeway in setting their calendars.
Chinese New Year 2016 converges with celebrations, parades ... and monkeys
The Dragon Dance along Hill Street in Chinatown is a much-anticipated part of the annual Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown. While much of the world observes the beginning of a new year on Jan. 1 with parades and football games, the Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar and is intricately tied to home and family.
Oscar hopeful Mark Ruffalo warns against fracking ahead of major inquiry
Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Oscar nominated actor Mark Ruffalo has called on the Prime Minister to abandon fracking and leave fossil fuels in the ground.
John Muir farmed, invented and tinkered in Marquette County
They include Civil War documents, Wisconsin maps, Native American pottery, a carbon fiber Trek bicycle, Holocaust survivor oral histories, children's clothing from the 1800s and a patch worn into space by Sparta astronaut Deke Slayton on a 1975 Apollo mission. So when Paul Bourcier, the society's lead curator, laid out boxes last month filled with wooden contraptions made more than 150 years ago by a Marquette County farm boy, it was clear that the pieces were of importance, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.