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  • Morton Cohen, civil rights attorney and law school professor, dies

    Morton Cohen, a civil rights attorney and law school professor whose tireless devotion to the underdog helped improve treatment for mental patients, jail inmates and poor tenants, has died. Cohen died April 12 of cancer in his Berkeley hills home. He was 82. "I represent what I consider to be powerless people," Cohen often said. "Being a bridge between society and that invisible group of folks makes you feel like your life is useful." Working...

  • Warriors Off Court, Ep. 15: Breaking down Golden State’s Game 3 win over Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO - In Episode 15 of the Warriors Off Court podcast, Golden State beat writer Connor Letourneau and sports columnist Scott Ostler break down the Warriors' Game 3 win of the Spurs. They go on to lift the curtain on life on the road in the playoffs, detailing their favorite aspect of San Antonio: all the delicious Mexican food. Additionally, Letourneau and Ostler look ahead a bit to a potential Western Conference semifinal between Golden State and the Pelicans. ...

  • A’s Stephen Piscotty moved up against red-hot Red Sox

    The Red Sox arrive at the Coliseum on Friday with baseball's best record and doing everything right: hitting, pitching, defense all synched up nicely. They're also throwing three left-handed starters in a row against the A's, who are known to have their troubles on occasion with lefties. Oakland is 1-5 in games started by opposing left-handed starters, 8-5 in games started by right-handers. To try to counter that, manager Bob Melvin moved Stephen Piscotty up...

  • ICYMI: Facebook chips; recycling coffee cups; Wells’ NRA backlash

    If you missed it ... In a week when Starbucks woke up and smelled the coffee, this also happened: •Facebook apparently is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chipmakers such as Intel and Qualcomm. A job listing on the corporate website says Facebook is seeking a manager for the effort, so it sounds as if it's in the very early stages. ...

  • Klay Thompson is the Warriors’ master of efficiency

    SAN ANTONIO — Late Thursday night, when he saw more than a dozen reporters packed into a small interview room in the bowels of AT&T Center, Warriors guard Klay Thompson shook his head and muttered to himself. "Let’s make this quick," Thompson said, his voice barely audible. It was quintessential Klay: A master of efficiency, he hates wasting time almost as much as air-balling three-pointers. Thompson’s relentless need to maximize his opportunities — each...

  • Foes, backers of Judge Persky recall effort face off in debate

    The Santa Clara County judge who sentenced a Stanford athlete to six months in jail for sexual assault should be recalled - something that hasn't happened in California since 1932 - to send a message about violence against women and judicial accountability, the leader of the recall campaign said Friday in a rare public debate. An opponent countered that the real message of a recall of Judge Aaron Persky would be to Persky's fellow judges: Increase your sentences or risk losing...

  • Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie addresses Cooper, Mack contract situations

    Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie made sure not to tip his hand at his pre-draft news conference Friday - either about players he hopes to draft or several already on his roster. McKenzie sidestepped the question a bit when asked whether the Raiders intend to exercise their fifth-year option on receiver Amari Cooper, their first-round pick in 2015. The option, which must be picked up by May 3, would secure Cooper through 2019. "Going into the draft now,...

  • Bay Area students say “enough” to mark anniversary of Columbine mass shooting

    Enough. The word echoed across the quad of Pittsburg High School on Friday as students gathered at 10 a.m. to decry gun violence in schools and on the streets, one of countless sites across the country where young people paused to remember the 13 victims who died exactly 19 years earlier in the mass shooting at Columbine High School. "Enough," said the signs the students carried. And "Enough," said those who stepped up to the microphone, repeating the...

  • Twitter Bans Ads from Russian Computer Security Company Kaspersky Lab

    Last year, the U.S. government said it would stop using the company's products.

  • Giants have Williamson, Samardzija making 2018 debuts

    ANAHEIM - For starters, the Giants' opponent for the next three days will be referred in this space to as the "Angels." There will be no phony-baloney geographic descriptions and no Blankety-Blank of Blank. The stadium will be called "The Big A." That's it. Or maybe "The House that the Monkey Built." As for starters, Jeff Samardzija makes his 2018 debut Friday night in the opener of what promises to be an eventful series for the Giants. At the Big A. ...

  • 49ers’ draft quandary: Weighing on-field talent, off-field trouble

    A cursory connecting of the dots suggests the 49ers could be connecting with LSU's Arden Key in the NFL draft. The 49ers, after all, have a glaring need for pass rushers and Key is among the most gifted edge rushers available in a draft viewed as weak at the position. The 49ers have also reportedly done extensive homework on Key, working him out in Louisiana and hosting him for a pre-draft visit in Santa Clara. The roadblock to a potential union? Key comes with...

  • Facebook’s current status with advertisers? It’s complicated

    Advertisers are the lifeblood of Facebook, and the vast, personal reach of the social network has been a marketer's dream. But now, some companies are taking a harder look at how they work with it and hunting for skeletons in their own data closets. Brands are on high alert for how they might be impacted as the social network navigates the fallout from revelations that a British data firm improperly harvested the personal information of up to 87 million of its users. With more...

  • Billie Joe Armstrong's new band The Longshot to play intimate SF gig in May

    Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has a hand in so many musical and non-musical things that there's a Wikipedia page dedicated to the iconic punk band's "related projects." However, not even that page lists Armstrong's latest role as lead guitarist for his newest project, The Longshot.

  • Warriors’ Stephen Curry ruled out for another week

    SAN ANTONIO - Warriors guard Stephen Curry has officially been ruled out another week, the team announced Friday afternoon. Curry, who had his Grade 2 left MCL sprain re-evaluated Friday, is set to be re-evaluated again on April 27. That would conceivably put his earliest possible return at a potential Game 7 of the first round. Such an extended series appears unlikely, given that Golden State enters Game 4 against the Spurs on Sunday with a 3-0 lead. But Curry,...

  • Hannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?'

    Fox's Sean Hannity lashed back at NBC's Chuck Todd calling the "Meet the Press" host a "crybaby" and "a total hypocrite" after ...

  • Twitter down: Social media platform not working around the world

    Twitter stopped working around the world, with users in Europe, Asia and the US reporting problems.
  • Twitter goes down around the world as woes continue

    Thousands of Twitter users complained of problems on Friday evening, the third time in a matter of days that the popular microblogging site has suffered an outage.

    The Telegraph
  • People Think Kanye's New Yeezy Shoes Look Like Legos, Gummy Sharks And More

    The rapper tweeted out teaser photos of sneakers in his upcoming Yeezy season.

  • Daveed Diggs' Oakland-set 'Blindspotting' dramedy gets a new trailer: Watch

    The new look at "Blindspotting" reveals a tenseness as lead character and ex-con Collin (Daveed Diggs) navigates through life in his last days of probation. His efforts are complicated by his trouble-prone best friend Miles (Diggs' longtime friend Rafael Casal) and an event in which he witnesses a police officer shooting an unarmed black man in Oakland.

  • Meet Tye, the Twitter-savvy K9 adored by thousands

    Tye the K9 service dog, a.k.a. @OPDK9TYE on Twitter has more than 4,000 followers, and his fan base is only continuing to grow.

  • Meet Tye, the Twitter-savvy K9 adored by thousands

    Tye the K9 service dog, a.k.a. @OPDK9TYE on Twitter has more than 4,000 followers, and his fan base is only continuing to grow.

  • Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab

    April 20 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has banned ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab, charging that the company's business model conflicts...

    Mail Online
  • 21-year-old gunned down in Richmond’s 4th homicide in 2 weeks

    A 21-year-old man walked out of a convenience store late Thursday night in Richmond and was shot to death, authorities said, marking the city’s fourth homicide in less than two weeks. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert at 11:30 p.m. in the Stop & Shop Market & Deli parking lot at 800 Carlson Blvd., said Lt. Felix Tan, a spokesman for the Richmond Police Department. Officers reportedly arrived to find a 21-year-old Pittsburg man with multiple gunshot...

  • ‘Super Troopers 2’: Comedy sequel stalls at the side of the road

    From the beginning, the makers of "Super Troopers" and "Beerfest" have built these politically incorrect odes to nonsense practically daring you to disapprove. The Broken Lizard comedy group embraces the lowbrow to predictable extremes. If you see a pyramid of cans somewhere, it will be knocked down. If a Taser enters the scene, it must at some point be used on someone's genitals. When the options are logic or an easy laugh, always choose the joke about the man taking drugs that...