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Facebook, Google to donate $1.5 million to Wine Country fire relief

Facebook will contribute $1 million in donations to local organizations helping those people and businesses affected by the Wine Country fires. Google is also making a $500,000 donation. [Read entire story]

Airbnb opens program to coordinate emergency shelter for those displaced by Wine Country fires

Airbnb launched its Open Homes program Monday to help facilitate housing for those evacuating the fire-ravaged Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa areas. [Read entire story]

Reports: Tom Petty taken off life support after cardiac arrest

Musician Tom Petty is reportedly in critical condition at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital after being found unconscious and not breathing on Sunday night, as TMZ reports. [Read entire story]

Dave Chappelle joins stacked Bay Area concert lineup with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas

Comedian Dave Chappelle will tack his name to an already killer concert lineup with singer Ms. Lauryn Hill, rapper Nas, and supporting acts Chronixx and Nick Grant. [Read entire story]

Origin stories of iconic ’80s and ’90s Bay Area bands: From Train to Third Eye Blind

Back in the 1980s, when cell phones were huge and musicians couldn't rely on the Internet to market their songs, Bay Area bands had to work a little harder to find success. [Read entire story]

Ellen DeGeneres surprises San Jose State coach by televising team live

Alonzo Carter's dance moves have attracted the attention of one of the world's most affable television dancers: Ellen DeGeneres. [Read entire story]

‘Game of Thrones’ composer bringing music from hit HBO show back to Bay Area in 2018

Ramin Djawadi, the composer for the hit HBO fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" is taking the music of the show around the world. Next year, the symphony will make a return stop in the Bay Area at the SAP Center in San Jose [Read entire story]

Facebook to lease 436,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco

Following a rumor this summer suggesting that Facebook Inc. would be setting up a San Francisco office space, the Menlo Park-based social network company confirmed to San Francisco Business Times that it would be [Read entire story]

Anthony Bourdain isn’t a fan of Silicon Valley’s new Bodega vending machine idea

Anthony Bourdain, world-trotting chef and noted lover of San Francisco's most classic establishments, likes his city bodegas just fine. [Read entire story]

Sean Spicer makes surprise Emmy appearance

Sean Spicer, former White House Press Secretary under President Donald Trump, emerged onto the stage behind a mobile podium. "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period," he said, "both in person and [Read entire story]

The best NFL football bars in San Francisco

Are you ready for some football????????? [Read entire story]

Star Destroyer and TIE fighters to make virtual appearance over Golden Gate Bridge

"Star Wars" fans within a mile of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Friday will get to see what it would look like if Star Destroyers and TIE fighters invaded Earth. [Read entire story]

Bill Murray’s music project to hit Bay Area for one night only this winter

Actor Bill Murray, on a break from attending random kickball games and making cameos in comedy films, is currently traveling around the world, working with a different kind of art form: music. [Read entire story]

Is the film revamp of ‘It’ making work tougher for actual professional clowns?

The clowns are a little less jolly as the U.S. nears the premiere date for the film reboot of Stephen King's horror classic "It." [Read entire story]

Neighborhood Flavor, an Oakland block party this weekend, to feature free E-40 show

Rapper E-40 will celebrate the East Bay this Saturday with a end-of-summer block party called Neighborhood Flavor. [Read entire story]

A Tribe Called Quest reportedly issues ‘open letter’ apology for Outside Lands cancellation

A Tribe Called Quest has reportedly released a lengthy apology statement for their absence from the Outside Lands Music and Arts fest in San Francisco this weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times. [Read entire story]

Outkast’s Big Boi surprises Outside Lands attendees with set on pop-up stage

Big Boi's unannounced set outside the Heineken tent on Sunday afternoon may have been a surprise to most Outside Lands fest-goers, but East Bay hip hop fan Damon Johnson was prepared. After hearing rumors that the [Read entire story]

Outside Lands: All the details you need to know

Ready for the tenth anniversary of Outside Lands? The 10-year-old festival is hitting San Francisco this weekend, and there's a lot to know if you're a ticket holder. [Read entire story]

Brodie Brazil: NBC Sports to build ‘Battle of the Bay’ trophy out of old Bay Bridge steel

Brodie Brazil, a Bay Area-based NBC Sports personality who hosts pregame and postgame coverage for the Oakland A's, says the network is working on obtaining steel from the torn down Bay Bridge to build a "Battle of the [Read entire story]

New York Times names California’s favorite music acts

An in-depth study posted by the New York Times' Upshot series reveals a lot about the musical preferences of Americans and how those tastes relate to each other. [Read entire story]