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Op-Ed: A unique partnership, shows San Jose leads the way to the future Special

San Jose - Commuters rejoice! Bicycling and air travel have a connection as Ford GoBike and Alaska Airlines launched the ‘Miles for Miles’ member rewards program this past October 26 in San Jose.

California's deadly Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 600 cases

San Diego - Even while firefighters are battling wildfires across the state, California has another ongoing problem - One of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine 20 years ago.

California fire toll rises to 42

San Francisco - The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 42 on Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said, as rescuers found another body.

Firefighters battle California blazes, search for victims

San Francisco - Body recovery teams carried out a grim search for victims of California's devastating wildfires on Monday as firefighters made progress battling blazes which have killed at least 41 people.

California fire toll rises to 40

Santa Rosa - The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 40 on Sunday but firefighters reported progress in battling the flames, and thousands of evacuees were gradually being allowed to return home.

California fire toll rises to 33, winds cause concern

San Francisco - The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 33 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern.

Green vineyards stand out in black of California fires

Napa - Odd pockets of lush green -- grape vines, believe it or not -- stand out amid the ashen landscape left by northern California's wildfires.It turns out vines are pretty sturdy when it comes to surviving flames, and they act as a sort of fire wall.

California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

Santa Rosa - The death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state's history.

Mourning loss as California fires rages on

Santa Rosa - Michael Desmond held firm to a scorched mailbox and wept as he vowed that his childhood home -- turned to cinder by wildfire -- would rise anew.

Death toll in California fires stands at 21 with over 500 missing

Santa Rosa - The death toll from the devastating wildfires that continue to spread across Northern California has risen to 21 as of Wednesday., while the number of people unaccounted for has risen to over 600.

21 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires

Santa Rosa - More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless.

Two confirmed dead as wildfires continue to rage in wine country

There are now 14 wildfires burning across eight counties in California this afternoon, forcing the evacuation of over 20,000 people and causing the death of two. Altogether, since 10 p.m. last night, 57,000 acres have been burned.

California's famed wine country engulfed by massive wildfires

Strong winds caused four wildfires to break out Sunday night in California's Napa and Sonoma Counties, forcing people to flee for their lives in the middle of the night.

EC Twins to perform at Halloween show in Hollywood

Los Angeles - Acclaimed electronic duo, EC Twins, will be hosting a Halloween red carpet event and performance on October 28 in Los Angeles, California.

Op-Ed: 'Raw Deal' Author says tech does need oversight and regulation Special

San Francisco - As the housing crisis in places like the San Francisco Bay Area continues to place pressure on legislators and city planners, one prominent journalist-author sees technology and unbridled capitalism as a dangerous, perhaps 'demonic mix.'

Californians once again want out of US

Los Angeles - A group of Californians has submitted yet another initiative to secede from the United States as the country is gripped by one of its worst political crisis in recent history.

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Matt Richtel rivals Michael Crichton in new book Special

San Francisco - As technology moves quickly into the third decade of the 21st Century, some people continue to fear it. The future is always unknown. But for one writer embracing tech will help us avoid 'blind spots.'

Op-Ed: CA Legal team says Employment laws are being broken by Uber/Lyft Special

Sonoma - Finally, the 21st Century arrives to the quaint town of Sonoma with the latest in "ride-hailing services." Or as they are officially referred to by the State Public Utilities Commission, "Transportation Network Companies."

Massive wildfire near Yosemite forces thousands from homes

Mariposa - A massive wildfire in California's Central Valley has forced the evacuation of 4,000 people since the fire began on Sunday, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for Mariposa County Tuesday night.

Wildfires rage in sweltering California forcing thousands to flee

Los Angeles - Wildfires roared Sunday across much of California, forcing thousands to evacuate homes as the most populous US state sweltered in record heat and flames menaced thousands of structures.

Forest fires rage in sweltering California

Los Angeles - Wildfires raged Sunday across much of California forcing hundreds to evacuate homes as the most populous US state sweltered in record heat.About 5,000 firefighters were battling 14 large wildfires around the state, according to Cal Fire.

Wildfires rage as California sizzles

Los Angeles - The first major wildfires after the end of California's five-year drought raged across the state Saturday, as it was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave.

Op-Ed: Former Journalist wants America's other coast history known Special

San Diego - A new book, "Franciscan Frontiersmen" has just been published about three little-known trail-blazers. This past May 24, the San Diego History Center invited the author Robert Kittle to speak.

Op-Ed: Writer Martha Conway notes 'genre-bending' new novel Special

San Francisco - San Francisco-based author Martha Conway read from her historical novel "The Underground River" on June 20th at Bookshop West Portal. This reporter talked to her after the gathering.

California to list Monsanto's glyphosate as 'cancer-causing'

Sacramento - California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced on Monday that the active ingredient in Monsanto's popular weed killer, glyphosate has been added to the state's list of chemicals believed to be linked to cancer.

Ranks of homeless veterans keep swelling in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Kendrick Bailey is standing outside the tent he has pitched on a filthy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles and points to the American flag he served proudly during the Vietnam War.

Op-Ed: California Democrats put universal health care bill on hold

Sacramento - The California Senate recently passed a universal health care plan. However, Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon has put the bill on hold indefinitely. The plan was sponsored bye the California Nurses Association.

Review: Stax reissues soundtrack to 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'

Los Angeles - Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking soundtrack is out now on 180-gram vinyl and high-resolution digital audio. The LP is part of a series of releases celebrating Stax Records' 60th anniversary.

U.S. soul singer Welfair intent on keeping the momentum going Special

Los Angeles - Los Angeles-based artist Welfair (Danielle Espinoza) has been gigging in support of her sophomore EP 'Good Mourning', which was released in November 2016. Digital Journal put some questions to her.

Op-Ed: Soiled Dove makes return to The Point in Alameda Special

Alameda - The Point in Alameda is making room and coordinating preparations for The Soiled Dove - the one-of-a-kind 'Barbary Coast'- themed circus-infused dinner theater returning weekends from June 9th to July 1st.
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Anna Cross is the director of the playhouse which featured the ground-breaking original play  Toypur...
Anna Cross is the director of the playhouse which featured the ground-breaking original play "Toypurina."
Courtesy of Mission San Gabriel Playhouse
Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line train at Union Station.
Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line train at Union Station.
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Lawrence Summers and Chris Diez opened the Bay Area Hair Institute the week of Labor Day last year i...
Lawrence Summers and Chris Diez opened the Bay Area Hair Institute the week of Labor Day last year in 2012.
Pastor Vincent and his wife stand beneath photos of Jennifer and Nick Thalasinos
Pastor Vincent and his wife stand beneath photos of Jennifer and Nick Thalasinos
Cynthia s Scones are made fresh every day. Are sold and delivered locally to vendors and cafes in an...
Cynthia's Scones are made fresh every day. Are sold and delivered locally to vendors and cafes in and around Sonoma. Some of Cynthia's customers are Sonoma Market and Café Scooteria.
The flames mar the peaceful forest as smoke drifts skyward
The flames mar the peaceful forest as smoke drifts skyward
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair opened the weekend before Thanksgiving on Nov. 22  2014. To help ki...
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair opened the weekend before Thanksgiving on Nov. 22, 2014. To help kick-off the opening members of the press were invited for tea.
Courtesy of Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Heidi Geffen is the owner of Tiddle E Winks Vintage Five and Dime shop in Sonoma.
Heidi Geffen is the owner of Tiddle E Winks Vintage Five and Dime shop in Sonoma.
State officials have knowingly allowed oil companies to dump toxic waste-water into California s aqu...
State officials have knowingly allowed oil companies to dump toxic waste-water into California's aquifers.
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Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of ...
Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of was making sure dignitaries and diplomats got to and from the world-leader meetings quickly and safely.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
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On Tuesday June 20  author Martha Conway read from her latest historical novel   Underground River  ...
On Tuesday June 20, author Martha Conway read from her latest historical novel, 'Underground River' to an enthralled gathering at Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco.
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Aside from being a vice president for his family s winery  Charles Krug Winery  Marc Mondavi is a wa...
Aside from being a vice president for his family's winery, Charles Krug Winery, Marc Mondavi is a water witch. He talks about his water witching and demonstrates his abilities.
Photo: The Chronicle
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A leopard shark
eclectic echoes
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Dead Rock West
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The Theme Building and control tower at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).
The Theme Building and control tower at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).
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Farmland in California s Central Valley and San Joaquin Valley is shown in pre-drought 2007.
Farmland in California's Central Valley and San Joaquin Valley is shown in pre-drought 2007.
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Attendance at the afternoon sessions of the annual American Bar Association on Aug. 12  2013 increas...
Attendance at the afternoon sessions of the annual American Bar Association on Aug. 12, 2013 increased considerably when Former First Lady and Secretary Hilary Clinton arrived to speak before the delegates of the convention held at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Frank Gehrke  chief of snow surveys with the California Department of Water Resources  (left) and Ni...
Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys with the California Department of Water Resources, (left) and Nic Enstice, the regional science coordinator with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, conduct a snow survey at Phillips Station, Calif., on March 30, 2017.
Maggie Macias/California Department of Water Resources
Shiloh s festive Hanukkah Celebration
Shiloh's festive Hanukkah Celebration

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