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  • Rand Paul: Master of Political Message-Switching
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:57:14 GMT
    In his speeches, Paul shows how good he is at tailoring his message to fit his audience. But that could come back to bite him as he goes national....
  • 'Dial M for Murder' director ready to thrill the audience
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:05:54 GMT
    He has been actively involved in theater since he was 6. He made his directorial debut in 2004 after spending more than 30 years as an actor. Klein has since directed and/or musically directed more than 20 plays and musicals, working with theater companies throughout the Bay Area....
  • Fave local Mexican restaurantsvisit|slideshow-95585|river_fixed_height-44730-1col-hcat-18--44402|3
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:48:34 GMT
    Taqueria Cancun : The bright yellow awning has become a Mission landmark, and home to what many consider the REAL best burrito in the city. Comal : Matt Gandin brings his Delfina training to bear on Mexican food; the results are light, vegetable-friendly and polished....
  • More on the Padres' new farm director
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:52:22 GMT
    Impact, homegrown talent has escaped the Padres in recent years, especially among position players. Part of that has been scouting, an area first-year GM A.J. Preller already has begun addressing with a number of hires....
  • Hoop stars turned TEs
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:18:20 GMT
    As The Post's Troy E. Renck wrote Thursday , Julius Thomas and Antonio Gates are proof of the evolution of the tight end in the NFL - players with the height and strength to effectively block who also have the speed and agility of a receiver. They're hybrids, and it's no coincidence that many of today's best tight ends were also power forwards on a basketball court....
  • Padres name Geaney director of player development
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:17:08 GMT
    The Padres hired Sam Geaney on Thursday to be their new director of player development, a role in which he will oversee the organization's Minor League system. Geaney had been with the A's the past nine seasons, the last three of which were spent as coordinator of international scouting....
  • No. 6 Oregon looks to extend streak against Cal
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:20:35 GMT
    Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks....
  • Roundup: BU crew participates in Head of the Charles Regatta
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:53:17 GMT
    Both BU crew teams accounted for six top-10 finishes at the Head of the Charles Regatta over the weekend. PHOTO BY CARLY ROSE WILLING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF This past weekend, both the men's and women's crew teams took part in the 50th anniversary of the Head of the Charles Regatta and combined for six top-10 finishes....
  • Election 2014: Tax on sodas eyed in San Francisco, Berkeley
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:32:13 GMT
    Fracking: In Santa Barbara County, Measure P would ban high-intensity oil and gas operations that include fracking, well-stimulation treatments and some steam injection. Measure J in San Benito County and Measure S in Mendocino County would enact similar bans.Strong mayor: In Sacramento, Measure L would give more power to mayors to decide issues and less power to the city council and city manager....
  • Berkeley, A Look Back: UC gets a federally funded building, bee sting ...
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:18:43 GMT
    "Finishing touches are now being placed on the new $225,000 press building of the University of California located at Center and Oxford Streets, it was announced by W.W. Harper, University inspector of the project," the Berkeley Daily Gazette reported Oct. 23, 1939. "The facade of the building is practically completed, and present interior operations include installation of boilers and setting of tile....
  • Slumping Bears hope to slow No. 6 Oregon, Mariota
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:16 GMT
    BERKELEY, Calif. >> With his banged-up and beleaguered secondary still trying to get healthy, California coach Sonny Dykes wouldn't mind getting a break in the schedule....
  • Grandison leads Bishop O'Dowd to homecoming win
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 GMT
    In front of a homecoming crowd, the Bishop O'Dowd High football team didn't disappoint in a 48-7 victory over West Alameda County Conference-Foothill League opponent Berkeley on Oct. 17. Led by running back Bryce Grandison, the Dragons earned their first league victory of the season in dominating fashion. Bishop O'Dowd led 28-0 before the Yellowjackets reached the end zone....
  • UCLA Football Oppo Preview: Is Mike MacIntyre's Program Ready to Turn the Corner?
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:41:10 GMT
    In two seasons, the improvements to the Colorado football program have been noticeable, but the changes have not yet registered in the win column. While there may not have been a flashy turnaround yet, Mike MacIntryre is building a program at Colorado....
  • No. 25 UCLA's Hundley always learning, adjusting
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:55:00 GMT
    Since Brett Hundley has been sacked more than any other FBS quarterback over the last three seasons, it seems logical for opposing defenses to throw wave after wave of blitzes at No. 25 UCLA's signal-caller....
  • Bradley Ogden opens upscale diner in Menlo Park
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:12:45 GMT
    Gourmet and $40: Michelin just released its annual Bib Gourmand list for the greater Bay Area -- and 78 bistros made the cut, including 15 in the East Bay and five in the South Bay. Michelin-starred restaurants are exquisite affairs, but they are spendy....
  • Writing a book
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:43:39 GMT
    Writing a book is a little like being imprisoned. There's you, your laptop, your bedroom, a whole lotta time, and maybe an occasional football game....
  • The Claremont Hotel and Spa: Grand Dame of the San Francisco Bay Area
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:27:32 GMT
    It's been many years since I've lived in the Bay Area, but I've always remembered the Claremont Hotel and Spa in Berkeley, California. Like a grand dame holding court on top of the Berkeley hills, the 279-rooom Claremont and its 22 acres of tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness and spa facilities are legendary....
  • Utah Sports: Utewrap: Overtimes and nail-biters ap...
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:40:03 GMT
    ESPN puts the football Utes No. 2 in its Pac-12 power rankings . The Runnin' Utes have been picked as high as No....
  • US College Students Fare Better Than UK...
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:11:53 GMT
    Image Caption: A student at the University of California, Berkeley looks at an organic salad bar at UC Berkeley's Crossroads dining commons April 3, 2006 in Berkeley, California. UC Berkeley became the first American college campus to offer an organic salad bar prepared by a certified organic kitchen....
  • Cal outsmarts itself, throws away 36-34 loss to UCLA
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:51:58 GMT
    A defining moment for a program climbing back to respectability was there for the taking on Saturday. Instead of seizing the moment, however, the Bears suffered a major buzzkill....