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Feature: Oh, Francis Where Did Ye Land?

Could Sir Francis Drake have discovered San Francisco Bay, 190 years before history books say Gaspar de Portolá did? Amateur historian Duane Van Dieman...

Cover Story: A Positive Spin

First it was being called a revival; now it’s being hailed as a renaissance. Vinyl albums, once on the verge of obsolescence, just marked...

Blockchain Gains

Even the most charismatic heroes are destined to be supplanted by their more stable, if less flashy, contemporaries. This seems to be hard-boiled into...

Cover Story: Cream Dreams

“We’re not for sale,” says Albert Straus, as pints of soft, mushy coffee ice cream come down the conveyor belt at Petaluma’s Straus Family...

Standing Up for Girls

Since #MeToo burst onto the stage this past fall, sexual violence against women has finally achieved the public recognition long overdue a crippling problem,...

Feature Story: Taking Stock

A proposed class action lawsuit brought by shareholders has been filed against the Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation (PG&E) in federal court.Suits were filed...

Feature Story: Leave it to Beavers…

Bill Ostrander was showing his brother-in-law around his Kenwood vineyard one summer day last year when the tour turned totally horror-show, from the perspective...

Feature Story: The Sword and the Shield

The landmark California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 was intended as a shield against construction projects that imperiled the environment. But in a case...

Feature: Driven to distraction

by Alyson Geller"How many of you have texted while driving?”Inside the Sir Francis Drake High School auditorium, around a third of the student audience...

Feature 2: Not born yesterday

by Matthew StaffordScores of writers, historians and folklorists have contributed to the enduring legacy of the fairy tale. Here’s a who’s who of the...