Facebook CEO on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

...Zuckerberg and Chan announced they would give $120 million to public and charter schools closer to home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead of attempting to overhaul an entire school district, they are doling the money out to smaller programs...

New Apple, Google features will improve interactions with devices

...only in select cities at first. In the U.S., that will be Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington. It's not everywhere, but it's a good start.On Android, Google Maps will get offline navigation...

Wine Time: Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Coachgun 2009, Napa Valley

...owned it for more than a century.It was sold in 1968 to Carl Rose, who made his money renting out houses in the San Francisco Bay area. He bought 2,000 acres and planted grapes, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling.In the 1990s, another...

Wine Time: Educated Guess Chardonnay 2013, Carneros

...great region, Carneros, at the southern end of Napa and Sonoma. It gets the cooling breezes and gentle fog from San Francisco Bay, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, adding to the complexity of the grapes.Then the winemaker ferments 60 percent...

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...

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...

Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

...court said the answer wasn't "material" to the sprawling federal investigation into sports doping centered in the San Francisco Bay Area.A federal judge sentenced Bonds to 30 days of home confinement, two years of probation, 250 hours of community...

Cost of avoiding traffic will rise

...along with just the smallest of gaps between them.Perhaps the most ambitious highway-conversion plan is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where hills and the namesake body of water are natural barriers to mobility. Regional transportation planners...