| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- City officials and celebrants in period dress packed old-timey John’s Grill here Thursday to remember the great 1906 earthquake -- and gasped in wonder as a dress belonging to a society woman of the day was carefully unveiled.
| May 14, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area surged in April amid robust demand, bucking a national cooling trend with the help of a booming tech industry.
The region’s median home price soared 5.4% from March to $610,000 in April, research firm...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
A word of advice. Never use the phrase "just a burger" with Nancy Silverton. I did and was promptly challenged on every aspect of burger-making, starting with where to buy the meat, what grind, size of patty, how to cook it, what to serve with it, what...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
After more than 20 years of writing Thanksgiving turkey recipes, I thought I had seen it all. And then came the "Judy Bird."
Inspired by the chicken-cooking technique of my friend Judy Rodgers, chef and owner at San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, it couldn'...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey.
After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The cocktail is well past a comeback.
Tom Collins, Bloody Mary, Brandy Alexander, Gin Rickey, Harvey Wallbanger, Pink Lady and that little tart Hot Toddy have taken their place at the bar, and they show no signs of giving up their seats.
| May 16, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Nancy Pelosi was a staple of Republican campaign ads in the 2010 midterm elections that led to her ouster as speaker of the House.
But even out of power, the San Francisco Democrat is the featured villain in what has become the first major electoral test...
| Sep 10, 2010
Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 10:25 AM
With hours to go before the House is scheduled to vote on the $38 billion spending package engineered by the White House and GOP leadership, at least one leading Democrat was still weighing whether to go along with the deal: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San...
| Aug 10, 2010
Doctors often ask patients to list their race—white, Latino, African American, Asian, Native American—to help them provide better healthcare. They do this because loads of medical research shows that the incidence of certain diseases and...
| Aug 15, 2010
When Judy Lewis used to watch Clark Gable movies with her teen-age friends, she had no clue that Gable might be her father.
"It never would have dawned on me," she said. "Why would I ever think such a thing?"
Yet many in Hollywood were thinking just...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 1:49 PM
First impressions are important to designer John Gidding and the foundation for his "Curb Appeal: The Block," a home-improvement show on HGTV.
"For curb appeal improvements that are easiest and inexpensive, the best thing to do is to focus on the...