| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Easter bunnies are older than you think. They were part of pre-Christian fertility stories, and since rabbits are known to have many, many babies, they are symbols of new life in the spring. They first became the symbol of Easter in Germany in the 1500s....
| May 8, 2011
As a group of visitors from the San Francisco Bay Area toured the Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative's coffee plantation ( 328-2411, http://www.kpfc.com) in Captain Cook on the Big Island, they listened intently as their guide told them what it takes...
| Dec 26, 2010
As a California Highway Patrol officer in San Luis Obispo County, Ernie Tripke had never heard of James Dean before Sept. 30, 1955.
But from that day forward, Tripke never quite escaped being asked about the day he responded to the two-car crash that...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 7:31 PM
A former transit police officer was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Thursday in the videotaped shooting death of an unarmed man that triggered riots in Oakland, California last year.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined civic leaders in Oakland...
| Jul 9, 2010
Tacoma Police are looking for suspects who vandalized one of their cruisers early Friday morning.
Police say the vandalism happened around 2:30AM at an off-duty officer's home.
Three of the vehicle's tires were slashed, windows were smashed, and someone...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 2:26 PM
The former San Francisco Bay area police officer convicted of killing an unarmed black man in an Oakland train station wrote a letter apologizing to the victim's family.
Johannes Mehserle writes he'll forever "live, breathe, sleep and not sleep" with...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 6:51 PM
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT — Don't ever underestimate the consumer demand for flights to San Francisco from Orange County.
Since Virgin America pulled its four-times-a-day service from John Wayne Airport to San Francisco International Airport in May,...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:57 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A damaged cruise ship that has been undergoing repairs in San Diego for more than two months left San Diego Friday to undergo further repairs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The 952-foot Carnival Splendor was originally scheduled to leave on...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 7:27 AM
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is giving their dive team a break, after about three days of searches for a 2003 silver Toyota Corolla.
Investigators believe Jose Rodriguez was driving that car when he kidnapped 4-year-old Juliani Cardenas....
| Aug 19, 2010
| 6:15 PM
Sacred Commerce workshop set
Erin Ross will present a workshop titled, "Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening," at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive.
Ross is workshop director at Cafe Gratitude, an organic...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 11:44 AM
Organic, sustainable, local -- everyone talks the trendy talk, but some foodies are taking the locavore message to heart.
They're not only frequenting farmers markets, they're launching locavore supper clubs and recipe-rich blogs, and subscribing to CSAs...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 8:41 PM
The Irvine Museum is known for its splendid collection of California landscapes and a selection of its paintings is now being shown at Laguna College of Art & Design in a wide-ranging exhibit, "Masterpieces from Irvine Museum," that has a surprisingly...