With Hillary Clinton now at the center of two separate controversies, some Democrats are yearning for an alternative to the former first lady, US senator and top diplomat when it comes to selecting the party’s 2016 presidential nominee. Clinton’s use of a private email account for official business while serving as US secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, along with disclo
By Darren Richardson on Mar 05, 2015
Science & Tech
On a typical day, we probably use our smart phones more times than any other device. We use it for a variety of reasons – check our calendar, cross something off a to-do list, listen to music, or update our social media accounts. Anything is possible, almost, and it’s reassuring to have this kind of power and efficiency in our hands. In this era, our phone has become so “smart” that its main purpo
By J. Frank Sigerson on Feb 28, 2015
They’re weapons in the war on terrorism. They’re tools for patrolling the US-Mexico border. They’re trackers of drug smugglers. Increasingly, military agencies, government agencies and universities in the US are employing drones — small, nimble unmanned aircraft — to put eyes in the sky for an array of purposes. But as sexy as drones are, one expert suggests that we shouldn’t be fixated so much on
By John Egan on Feb 28, 2015
Microbreweries are popping up all over the country. As the heralds of the craft food movement, microbreweries are growing ever more sophisticated, and they’re intent on delighting their customers in every way. Nowhere is this truer than in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. This handy tap map highlights the microbreweries in the area, but here are four that you’ll definitely want to visit: Armstrong
By Christa Avampato on Feb 26, 2015
California’s enormous food economy has changed the way we produce, distribute and consume our food—boiling it all down to essential questions we ask ourselves each week inside the grocery store: Is this food healthy? Where did this come from? The mental shift in agriculture is about more than just going green or buying organic. The farm-to-table movement sweeping across the country confronts assum
By Whitney Butler on Feb 26, 2015
For an industry that supposedly enjoys shocking people, Hollywood is surprisingly predictable when it comes to the Oscars, and this year's ceremony was no exception. Let's start with politics. For as long as anyone can remember, filmmakers have embraced political issues. Subsequently, politics have had a major impact over the years, on which projects and individuals are awarded the coveted gold st
By Jennifer Lafferty on Feb 24, 2015
Football fans are used to hearing about how some NFL team wants to move to Los Angeles. Now get ready to hear about how three NFL teams want to move to Los Angeles. After last month's announcement that the St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke planned to build a Rams stadium in Los Angeles and move the team, the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers proposed a shared stadium in Carson, California. Th
By Joe Kukura on Feb 23, 2015
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