Stories about California

Zarate prosecutor seeks First-Degree Murder

DA's Office asking judge to instruct jury on a charge that requires planning and premeditation -- something no evidence in the case suggests

Unlikely coalition demands better cannabis law

Both sides of the progressive/moderate political divide were in agreement that the current cannabis legislation is a mess

Arts Forecast: Trans Film Fest, Renegade Craft Fair, Rebirth Brass Band …

David Sedaris, 3rd-i South Asian Film Fest, International Tea Fest, "Mumu," and more upcoming arts picks.

Diana Gameros sings lullabies of Mexico

Heralding a return to her childhood home after 15 years, the local favorite brings family together on new album 'Arrullo.'

The Agenda: Tasers, cannabis, and homeless deaths…

We look at the key events of the week ahead

Federal agent says it was safe to leave unsecured gun in his car

Prosecution in Zarate trial fights to prevent jury from considering that the BLM ranger may have had some responsibility for the death of Kate Steinle

Party Radar: 23 hot fright fests for Halloween

Creatures of the Night, A Sea of Bubbles, Paranoid London, Screamworks, Azaelia Banks, Stereo Argento, Disco Daddy, and more blood on the dance floor.

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: SHOPPING WINNERS

Our readers' picks for Best Bookstore, Best Flower Shop, Best Shoe Store, Best Sporting Goods, Best Record Store, and more

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: FOOD AND DRINK WINNERS

Our readers' picks for Best Burrito, Best Sushi, Best Cafe, Best Cocktails, Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Sports Bar, and more