Wine Time: Frank Family Chardonnay 2013, Carneros

...the cool Carneros region, which is ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes. Cool breezes and fog blowing in from the San Francisco Bay allow the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complexity.The wine is barrel fermented in 34 percent new, 33 percent...

'Entopreneurs' feed growing appetite for edible insects

...I'm not sure this is going to be my everyday snack, but I think it's fun and I think it's cool."Across San Francisco Bay inside at a kitchen in Berkeley, Megan Miller and her assistants shape clumps of orange-ginger cookie dough...

Patrons turn to guide, maps to get grip on grounds

...patron Mark Rogers, Brian Forseth's father.Before arriving at the course, the Forseths, who came from the San Francisco Bay area, made a plan to see Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker. Mapping out their day helped ensure...

West Coast ports begin clearing heavy backlog after labor deal reached

...waiting for dock space at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. There are smaller, though substantial, backups in San Francisco Bay and Washington's Puget Sound. The Port of Oakland reckoned it would take up to eight weeks to recover.In recent...

US rents rise in January, but dip in Chicago and Minneapolis

...parts of the country are experiencing a rental boom.Rents surged 16.2 percent in Fort Myers, Florida, while the San Francisco Bay area also posted a double-digit gain.

Raises help, but many Wal-Mart workers too poor to afford living costs without government aid

...living wage is far higher: In Philadelphia, it rises to $19.68 an hour. In San Leandro, California, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's more affordable suburbs, a single parent's living wage is $23.22."The real challenge for them is...

Google structure in Silicon Valley remains a mystery

...erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing...requirements for builders.Google has also avoided the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, a state...

Tough maneuver led to death during America's Cup training

...Cup catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay, killing an Olympic gold medalist...capsize on the wind-swept San Francisco Bay. Oracle's $10 million boat...the high-tech boats on the San Francisco Bay, Barclay said."Obviously...

Kiwis off to strong start at America's Cup

...Emirates Team New Zealand skimmed above the waves of San Francisco Bay faster and better than defending champion Oracle Team...race to win by 52 seconds on a hot, gorgeous day on San Francisco Bay.The Kiwis need seven more wins to claim the oldest...

Emirates Team New Zealand sails solo in first race of America's Cup trials

...catamaran speeding across the tops of the waves on hydrofoils.The America's Cup challenger trials were underway on San Francisco Bay and the Kiwis were clearly in control.Of course, it helped that there was no opponent.Emirates Team New Zealand...