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Nancy Calef writes of recovering from a mom’s madness

[...] the trauma of being yoked to a bipolar, aggressively ambitious stage mother - and the pressure to remain model-thin as her figure grew voluptuous - was so intense that she became anorexic and bulimic. Instead she [Read entire story]

Dan Hicks back on track with Fats Waller tribute

The celebrated Mill Valley singer, songwriter and bandleader was committed to putting on Wednesday night's SFJazz 110th birthday tribute to Waller and his effusively swinging and mischievous music. Cool in khakis and a [Read entire story]

Dan Hicks back on track with Fats Waller tribute

The celebrated Mill Valley singer, songwriter and bandleader was committed to putting on Wednesday night's SFJazz 110th birthday tribute to Waller and his effusively swinging and mischievous music. Cool in khakis and a [Read entire story]

There, there, relax and we’ll handle it

In a scrawled hand, the lists were headed "Sexual assault violators on campus" and went on to name four male undergraduates. There are already formal proceedings: 23 students have filed a federal complaint attacking the [Read entire story]

There, there, relax and we’ll handle it

In a scrawled hand, the lists were headed "Sexual assault violators on campus" and went on to name four male undergraduates. There are already formal proceedings: 23 students have filed a federal complaint attacking the [Read entire story]

NFL Plays Major Role In AT&T Purchase Of DirecTV

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— AT&T inc. agreed on Sunday to buy satellite-TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion in a telecommunications takeover, but football will play a major role in whether or not the acquisition takes [Read entire story]

Strawberry Festival back on – with new digs

After the 32-year-old bluegrass show was shut out of its longtime home at Camp Mather near Yosemite National Park because of fire damage, organizers secured a tentative agreement to move to the Nevada County Fairgrounds [Read entire story]

Strawberry Festival back on – with new digs

After the 32-year-old bluegrass show was shut out of its longtime home at Camp Mather near Yosemite National Park because of fire damage, organizers secured a tentative agreement to move to the Nevada County Fairgrounds [Read entire story]

HOROSCOPE for Monday, 5/19/14 by Christopher Renstrom

ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): Ruling planet Mars turns direct today! This rekindles the vim and vigor that's been missing since March. You still have a ways to go before you're back on track (July 25), but you're on [Read entire story]

HOROSCOPE for Monday, 5/19/14 by Christopher Renstrom

ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): Ruling planet Mars turns direct today! This rekindles the vim and vigor that's been missing since March. You still have a ways to go before you're back on track (July 25), but you're on [Read entire story]

Jerry Vale, popular crooner of romantic songs, dies

Mr. Vale, who had been in declining health, died Sunday at his Palm Desert home surrounded by family and friends, family attorney Harold J. Levy said in a statement. While his albums failed to make the charts in the [Read entire story]

Leland Yee’s name still on the ballot

Having received her mail-in ballot, Virginia Giblin was surprised to see that it indicated that Leland Yee is still running for secretary of state. Incidentally, the very informative Department of Elections person with [Read entire story]

S.F. teen playwright’s career off to flying start

Jake Rosenberg wants "to hit the ground running writing plays" as a freshman at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in August. At 18 he's already won a few playwriting awards and had a play, "The Scotland [Read entire story]

Oakland Ballet review: Oakland connections

For last weekend's spring concert by the Oakland Ballet Company, artistic director Lustig hit upon the idea of producing a series of four premieres, involving choreographers, dancers or musicians with some connection to [Read entire story]

Race Crashers A Factor In Delay of 103rd Bay To Breakers

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Runners got a late start Sunday morning at the 103rd annual Bay To Breakers. Approximately 23 minutes late due to security issues that occurred at the starting line. San Francisco Police [Read entire story]

Minerva’s Sunday Horoscope, Starcast, Q&A: 5/18/14

Starcast: [Read entire story]

Guest lineups for Sunday TV news shows, May 18

Channel: 5 CBS' "Face the Nation" - Denis McDonough, White House chief of staff; Daniel Dellinger, national commander of the American Legion; former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; former New York Mayor Michael [Read entire story]

Herbie Hancock honored at SFJazz gala

Robert Mailer Anderson, SFJazz gala chair, stood at the entrance ushering in guests and trustees such as the actor Shiloh Fernandez, author Amy Tan and Chronicle Books publisher Nion McEvoy, while a swarm of [Read entire story]

Bay Area Blogger, Daughter Tracks Down Tiny Hidden Doors In San Francisco, Berkeley

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco has a lot of secrets, and some of them are pretty innocent and adorable. As it turns out, San Francisco and Berkeley are home to a trove of tiny doors sprinkled throughout [Read entire story]

Bay Area Blogger, Daughter Tracks Down Tiny Hidden Doors In San Francisco, Berkeley

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco has a lot of secrets, and some of them are pretty innocent and adorable. As it turns out, San Francisco and Berkeley are home to a trove of tiny doors sprinkled throughout [Read entire story]