Northern California Lakes Brim with Chances for…

Good news for you Memorial Day road trippers out there: Northern California lakes are mostly at high-water marks. (Photo: Tom Stienstra / The Chronicle)


Northern California Lakes Brim with Chances for…

If you haven’t been outside the Bay Area bubble this spring, the sight of the high-water levels at recreation lakes across Northern California will make your jaw drop. Memorial Day weekend is two weeks off, and dozens of lakes are filling in time for the start of the vacation season. A great summer is imminent for lake-based vacation and recreation — camping, boating and fishing. In the central Sierra, Caltrans reported that it cleared and opened Highway 4 over 8,730-foot Ebbetts Pass. Caltrans also projected that Highway 108 over 9,623-foot Sonora Pass will be open in the week leading up to Memorial Day. In Yosemite National Park, crews have been plowing and clearing Tioga Road (Highway 120) from opposite directions and met last…Read More


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International Smoke: Michael Mina and Ayesha…

Star chef Michael Mina and Warriors’ first lady (and Walnut Creek resident) Ayesha Curry will partner on a new BBQ pop-up in San Francisco. (Photo: San Francisco Chronicle/Ayesha Curry)


International Smoke: Michael Mina and Ayesha…

Since opening last summer, Michael Mina’s Test Kitchen in the Marina has been a showcase for the flavors of the Middle East, turn-of-the-century Italian-America, along with India. Now, the ne…


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Teacher Housing Helps Educators Stay Put Amid…

Teacher housing helps educators stay put amid Silicon Valley boom – a growing number of school districts are considering similar endeavors to try to curb teacher turnover. (Photo: San Francisco Chronicle)


Teacher Housing Helps Educators Stay Put Amid…

Jones has continued the tradition, teaching special education students at Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara. […] while her family members were able to afford a middle-class lifestyle on teachers’ salaries, Jones, a single mother, lives paycheck to paycheck. Today, a growing number of school districts — particularly in the pricey Bay Area — are considering similar endeavors to try to curb teacher turnover. San Francisco Unified is planning a 100-unit housing complex for public school teachers and paraprofessionals, which it hopes to open by 2020. Cupertino Union is considering building 200 affordable housing units on a vacant piece of district land. […] Newark Unified is considering underutilized property it owns for a…Read More


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California Home Prices Climb to 9-Year High in…

California home prices climb to 9-year high and here in the Bay Area, some homebuyers are turning to the more affordable Central Valley. More on the Pacific Union blog. (Photo: Flickr/Travis Wise)


California Home Prices Climb to 9-Year High in…

The median California home price rose to levels not observed since the last housing boom in April, the result of continued inventory shortages. Here in the Bay Area, more homebuyers priced out of the region’s suburban counties… #alamedacounty #californiaassociationofrealtors #leslieappletonyoung


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Stephen Curry’s Rehab is Progressing, But He’s…

Time for a Curry update. The injured Warriors’ star is progressing but he’s still doubtful for game 3. (Photo: Jeff Chiu, Associated Press)


Stephen Curry’s Rehab is Progressing, But He’s…

Even with the Warriors having been given the day off, Stephen Curry spent a portion of Wednesday at the team’s downtown Oakland practice facility, continuing to work his way back from a strained right MCL. Curry, who has missed three straight games since being injured April 24, got rehab treatment and did some on-court work. Curry has been taking standstill shots since Saturday, but as of Tuesday night, he hadn’t yet started cutting or even driving to the basket in a straight line. “These days, if you have an MCL sprain, PRPs are oftentimes looked at as a form of treatment,” said Dr. Steve Yoon, a physiatrist at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles who has treated a number of professional athletes with PRP. PRPs usually are…Read More


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