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  1. San Francisco Bans Sale of Juul and Other E-Cigarettes U.S., Yesterday

    The bill was praised by health groups but has many critics, including those who worry that a blanket ban on e-cigarettes could harm the wider goals of anti-tobacco efforts.

  2. Megan Thee Stallion Knows ‘Tuition Ain’t No Joke’ Style, Yesterday

    The 24-year-old rapper hosted a kinder beauty pageant, with scholarship money as the prize.

  3. Bombing Range or Nature Preserve? A Battle for Control of the Nevada Desert U.S., Yesterday

    The Air Force is trying to expand its warfare training zone in Nevada, closing off parts of a wildlife refuge.

  4. Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It U.S., June 24

    As wildfires grow more intense, fire chiefs in Southern California are looking to big data and machine learning for help in managing fast-moving blazes.

  5. World’s Ugliest Dog, Scamp the Tramp, Comes From a Family of Winners U.S., June 22

    Scamp was found wandering the streets of Compton, Calif., licking Taco Bell wrappers before being adopted from an animal shelter.

  6. World’s Ugliest Dog, Scamp the Tramp, Comes From a Family of Winners U.S., June 22

    Scamp was found wandering the streets of Compton, Calif., licking Taco Bell wrappers before being adopted from an animal shelter.

  7. ‘Cute In the Way That They’re Very Ugly’: World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Video, June 22

    Scamp the Tramp, winner of the Ugliest Dog Contest, wandered the streets licking Taco Bell wrappers before being adopted from an animal shelter.

  8. What’s Killing Pacific Whales? Opinion, June 22

    Emaciated gray whales are washing ashore dead. Scientists are trying to solve the mystery.

  9. Pod of Killer Whales Makes Rare Visit to Monterey Bay Science, June 22

    There has been a startling number of killer whale sightings in the bay in June, normally an off-season month for whale watchers.

  10. L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric Car: 8 Hours Driving; 5 More Plugged In Business, June 22

    You’ll need to charge your vehicle more often than filling a gas tank, it takes longer, and the chargers can be scarce. Here’s how one road trip went.

  11. No Easy Answers on Reparations U.S., June 21

    A much-delayed discussion of how to make amends for slavery has taken center stage, but it’s only a start.

  12. California Wildfire Fund Would Put Aside $21 Billion for Damage Claims Business, June 21

    Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal would also protect power company customers from the kind of huge claims that have helped push Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy.

  13. A Fairy-Tale Ending in Its Own Time Style, June 21

    “Love doesn’t always happen how or when you think it will. This love was worth waiting for.”

  14. For One Los Angeles Artist, Cars Are Her Canvas and Rainbows Are Her Brush Arts, June 21

    Peggy Noland has given a Toyota Corolla a pelt and slapped “buff Powerpuff Girls” on a pickup truck. Objects in mirror are as bitchin’ as they appear.

  15. For Claes Oldenburg, a Time to Let Go, a Time to Look Ahead Arts, June 21

    As his archive heads to the Getty Research Institute, a Pop master pushes forward with new work at age 90.

  16. Why Los Angeles Could Be the Setting for the ‘Most Important D.A. Race’ in the U.S. U.S., June 21

    San Francisco and Los Angeles share a brand of liberal politics, but the cities’ competing approaches to crime and incarceration could clash if their top prosecutors face off.

  17. Saving Girls From Sexual Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown Books, June 21

    “The White Devil’s Daughters,” by Julia Flynn Siler, recounts the story of the crusading women (and a few men) who helped rescue thousands of young Chinese slaves between the 1870s and the 1930s.

  18. The Art of Banh Cuon, Vietnamese Rice Rolls Food, June 20

    The noodle sheets, traditionally steamed over cloth and rolled with finely minced fillings, are painstakingly made in restaurants and at an at-home cooking class in Southern California.

  19. What if We All Just Sold Non-Creepy Advertising? Opinion, June 19

    The big ad-tech companies know how to sell ads without damaging privacy, but they choose not to.

  20. Costco Shooting Leaves Family of Man Killed by Off-Duty Officer Demanding Answers U.S., June 18

    The man’s family has characterized him as having a mental disability, and called for more information to be released. The police have said the officer was assaulted before he opened fire.

  21. Former Military Bases Find New Purpose Through E-Commerce Business, June 18

    Real estate developers are looking at abandoned bases for large projects like warehouse and logistics centers, which are needed to sustain the growth in e-commerce.

  22. I’m a Climber, and a Mother, and Doing Great, Thank You Opinion, June 18

    Among many of my peers, being pregnant was seen as a big problem. But not by my sponsors.

  23. Room for Horses and Guitars and Dogs and Trumpets, in the Bay Area Real Estate, June 18

    When one couple built a home of their own, they wanted space for animals and jam sessions — and no neighbors close enough to complain.

  24. A Modernist Farmhouse for a Noisy Lifestyle Slideshow, June 18

    When a Bay Area couple built a home of their own, they wanted room for animals and jam sessions — and no neighbors close enough to complain.

  25. Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every Lot Interactive, June 18

    Rising concerns about housing affordability, racial inequality and climate change are causing cities nationwide to re-examine their attachment to the detached house.

  26. Democrat in Competitive California District Joins Call for Impeachment Inquiry U.S., June 17

    Representative Katie Porter is one of the first to endorse impeachment proceedings among House Democrats who are expected to face tough re-election campaigns.

  27. How Basketball and Baseball Helped Gary Woodland Master Golf Sports, June 17

    He was college basketball player and part of championship baseball teams growing up. Maybe that’s why Gary Woodland bloomed late on the golf course.

  28. California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress Health, June 17

    The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.

  29. Inmates Can Legally Possess Marijuana, but Not Smoke It, California Court Rules U.S., June 16

    An appeals court said that inmates were within their rights to possess up to an ounce of pot, but noted that prison authorities could still ban it.

  30. Andy Ruiz Jr. Shocked the Boxing World. But Not His Hometown. Sports, June 16

    The “chubby kid” from the rough-and-tumble boxing circuit on the Mexican border upset Anthony Joshua to claim the heavyweight crown. In Imperial, Calif., though, they knew all along he was a “dangerous dude.”

  31. Masai Ujiri Could Be Charged in Altercation After Raptors’ Title Win, Authorities Say Sports, June 14

    The head of the Toronto Raptors’ front office was involved in an altercation with a sheriff’s deputy shortly after his team won the N.B.A. championship, the authorities said.

  32. In San Francisco, the Revival of the Hotel Bar Travel, June 14

    A wave of recently opened hotels featuring high-profile cocktail bars is drawing local savants in a city known for its lively bar scene.

  33. Representative Duncan Hunter’s Wife Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case U.S., June 13

    Margaret Hunter has agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in a case in which she and her husband, a six-term California congressman, were accused of using more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

  34. Representative Duncan Hunter’s Wife Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case U.S., June 13

    Margaret Hunter has agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in a case in which she and her husband, a six-term California congressman, were accused of using more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

  35. Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92 Science, June 13

    She and her husband identified an antibody that triggers wheezing and rashes. Monitoring it can help prevent and remedy allergic reactions.

  36. Jessica Biel Weighs in on Vaccine Fight, Drawing Fierce Pushback U.S., June 13

    The entry of Ms. Biel, the Hollywood actress, into the conversation broadened the scope of the national debate, but also provoked a furious response.

  37. Jessica Biel Weighs in on Vaccine Fight, Drawing Fierce Pushback U.S., June 13

    The entry of Ms. Biel, the Hollywood actress, into the conversation broadened the scope of the national debate, but also provoked a furious response.

  38. Jessica Biel Weighs In on Vaccine Fight, Drawing Fierce Pushback U.S., June 13

    The entry of Ms. Biel, the Hollywood actress, into the conversation broadened the scope of the national debate, but also provoked a furious response.

  39. Here Is What Jessica Biel Opposes in California’s Vaccine Bill U.S., June 13

    Lobbying by celebrity opponents has drawn national attention to a measure that would make medical exemptions to vaccination harder to get.

  40. Talking to a Black Woman Beekeeper About the American Ideal Business, June 13

    Mia Birdsong, an activist in Oakland, sees a lot of meaning in a hive.

  41. The Most Popular Listings in May Real Estate, June 13

    Among the five most-viewed listings: A well-maintained pink Victorian and a pair of contemporary homes with lots of glass.

  42. California and Water: Half Environmental Nightmare, Half Remarkable Success Story Books, June 12

    In “The Dreamt Land,” Mark Arax chronicles California’s attempt to control its greatest natural resource, often to detrimental effect.

  43. California Heat Wave: Why It’s 100 Degrees in San Francisco in June U.S., June 12

    San Francisco temperatures usually don’t climb this high until September.

  44. The Best Short Story of the 2019 U.S. Open? The No. 7 Hole at Pebble Beach Sports, June 12

    It barely stretches past 100 yards. But it hugs the Pacific Ocean and at this week’s United States Open it will enchant every viewer and challenge every golfer.

  45. This Is the First Woman to Lead a U.S. Army Infantry Division U.S., June 12

    On June 29, Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will take command of the 40th Infantry Division in the California National Guard, a unit that has been led by men for more than 100 years.

  46. Former U.C.L.A. Gynecologist Charged With Sexual Battery U.S., June 12

    Dr. James Heaps, a longtime gynecologist at the school’s student health center, was the subject of four allegations of sexual misconduct, the university found.

  47. Black People Are Charged at a Higher Rate Than Whites. What if Prosecutors Didn’t Know Their Race? U.S., June 12

    Prosecutors in San Francisco, concerned about the disproportionate number of African-Americans in jail, are trying to reduce the potential role of race in charging decisions.

  48. How to Have a High-End Vacation for Less Travel, June 12

    You want luxury, but you don’t want to overspend for it. Here’s how to save in five popular and pricey cities without feeling deprived. (No hostels involved.)

  49. Could Trees Be the New Gravestones? Style, June 12

    A California start-up wants to “redesign the entire end-of-life experience.” The answer to “eternity management”? Forests.

  50. Newsom, Citing 29 Horse Deaths, Calls for Hold on Racing at Santa Anita Park Sports, June 11

    The California governor said no horse should race at the park until it is examined by an independent veterinarian and found fit to compete.

  51. He Tried to Plug a Wasp Nest. He Ended Up Sparking California’s Biggest Wildfire. U.S., June 11

    A newly disclosed investigation suggests that the biggest wildfire in California history was likely started by a single man and a single spark.

  52. Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Lawsuit by States Business, June 11

    Ten attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit to block the $26 billion deal between the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the United States.

  53. A Reality Check for Sea Ranch Arts, June 11

    Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build the way we did even 20 years ago.”

  54. Kellen Winslow Jr. Is Convicted of Rape Sports, June 10

    The former N.F.L. tight end was also convicted on two lesser charges Monday, and jurors will continue deliberating other rape charges on Tuesday. Winslow faces up to life in prison.

  55. Infowars Agrees to Part Ways With Pepe the Frog U.S., June 10

    Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe, sued to stop its use by the far-right website. Infowars agreed on Monday, paying a $15,000 settlement.

  56. Kamala Harris, Seeking a Campaign Jolt, Defends Record as Prosecutor U.S., June 9

    Trying to stand out in a crowded and fluid Democratic field, Ms. Harris, the former California attorney general, took on the critics of her record as a prosecutor.

  57. Coming to You From a Can of Cashews Books, June 8

    Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the creator of “BoJack Horseman,” makes his book debut with “Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory.”

  58. California Reckons With the Cost of Wildfires to Come Business, June 7

    With blazes growing more frequent and deadly, and a new threat looming over the weekend, a panel urged steps to spread the future financial burden.

  59. Bulletin Board Education, June 7

    Graduation guidance, e-learning around the globe, a scholarship program for refugees — and more. A collection of views and news from a special report on Learning.

  60. The F.B.I. Once Helped in the Hunt for Bigfoot U.S., June 6

    In 1976, a Bigfoot researcher asked the F.B.I. for help. Would it test a hair sample for him? According to newly released documents, the answer was yes.

  61. ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Review: Lost in a Dream City Movies, June 6

    An indelibly beautiful story of love, family and loss in America from two childhood friends turned filmmakers.

  62. Rosés Beyond Provence: In Search of Different Expressions Food, June 6

    Southern France has a stranglehold on the mythology of pink wines, but these rosés come from other places and are made with different grapes.

  63. Democratic Candidates Woo Silicon Valley for Donations, Then Bash It. U.S., June 6

    Until recently big tech companies were seen as one of the few relatively untainted sources of big-money donations for Democrats. Now, that’s changing.

  64. New Racing Rules Remove Some Barriers for Transgender Runners Sports, June 6

    In June, competitors in the Western States 100-mile run will be governed by new guidelines seen as a step forward for transgender athletes.

  65. Ojai Will Never Be the Same, Thanks to His Musical Imagination Arts, June 5

    Thomas W. Morris, the artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival, is leaving after an acclaimed and influential run of 16 years.

  66. ‘Tales of the City’: What to Know Before Watching the Netflix Reboot Arts, June 5

    Twenty-five years after causing a sensation with its frank depictions of sex, drugs and L.G.B.T. lives, the series has been revived for a more diverse age. Here’s a refresher on where things left off.

  67. $1.8 Million Homes in Connecticut, California and Michigan Real Estate, June 5

    An expansive farmhouse in Litchfield County, a Mediterranean-style home in San Francisco and a Tudor-style estate in a Detroit suburb.

  68. ‘Swinging at Every Pitch’: California’s Governor Has Big Plans. Critics See Big Risks. U.S., June 5

    Critics say Gov. Gavin Newsom’s agenda is so broad as to be unfocused. And his ambitions could be challenged if the economy tumbles.

  69. Michelin Announces California Ratings, Leaving Los Angeles Off Its 3-Star List Food, June 4

    Despite the guide’s expanded reach, the number of top-rated restaurants, all in the Bay Area, remained the same.

  70. A Chef Plunges Into Mexican Politics Food, June 4

    Gabriela Cámara, of Contramar and Cala, is on the brink of global culinary fame. But first she’ll return home to Mexico to advise the country’s president on food policy.

  71. Those Tiny Hotel Toiletry Bottles Are on Their Way Out Travel, June 4

    A bill in California would force hotels to get rid of single-use shampoo and soap bottles to keep plastic waste down.

  72. San Francisco’s Fading Black Presence, Captured on Film Movies, June 4

    The creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” don’t begrudge the tech migrants who have moved to their hometown. Still, they lament the loss of a rich history.

  73. Running to the Edge Sports, June 4

    A new book about the running coach and guru Bob Larsen shows how, long before he made Meb Keflezighi a champion, he honed his approach to running and life with a group of hippie runners known as the Toads.

  74. Inside Apple’s Earthquake-Ready Headquarters U.S., June 4

    Apple’s “spaceship” headquarters are in one of the few Silicon Valley buildings that use seismic technology to protect against earthquake damage.

  75. Buildings Can Be Designed to Withstand Earthquakes. Why Doesn’t the U.S. Build More of Them? Interactive, June 3

    At stake is whether places like Silicon Valley, Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Francisco or Los Angeles might be forced to shut down after a direct hit.

  76. Learning to Listen, in a Los Angeles Cafe Built for Vinyl Food, June 3

    Japanese-style listening bars, where D.J.’s spin carefully selected records for a hushed audience, are arriving in America. But truly appreciating them can take a little practice.

  77. Elizabeth Warren Sticks Her Message in Big Tech’s Face Technology, June 3

    The “Break Up Big Tech” billboard, paid for by the Democrat’s presidential campaign, doesn’t sit well with all San Franciscans who work in the industry.

  78. Poachers Stockpile ‘Tiny and Cute’ Succulents Worth $600,000, Investigators Say U.S., June 3

    The Dudleya succulent, which thrives on the California coast, is prized in Asia, experts say.

  79. California Is Now an ‘Early Primary State.’ Democrats Are Grappling With How to Compete. U.S., June 2

    After years of voting late in the presidential nominating process, most California Democrats can start casting ballots by mail in February as Iowans head to their caucuses.

  80. ‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media. U.S., June 1

    With voters increasingly getting information online and from TV, candidates are traveling to a wide range of states, viewing them as sound stages for delivering their message.

  81. New York’s Vaccine Mandate Opinion, May 31

    A professor of health policy and management at George Washington University says the religious exemption must be ended.

  82. Reid Hoffman: ‘You Can’t Just Sit on the Sidelines’ Business, May 31

    An early passion for science fiction and board games led to an influential career in technology.

  83. Are We Fighting a War on Homelessness? Or a War on the Homeless? New York, May 31

    The issue is dire, and yet politicians stay away from addressing it and many progressives are happy to see the homeless live anywhere else

  84. 25 Writers on Their Favorite Beach Vacations Travel, May 31

    From paddleboarding in Colorado to bachata music in Puerto Rico, we asked writers to tell us what makes their beach vacations the best.

  85. These Millennials Got New Roommates. They’re Nuns. Style, May 31

    A project called Nuns and Nones moved religion-free millennials into a convent.

  86. Can Californians Still Find a Path to Mobility at the State’s Universities? Opinion, May 30

    As a counter to staggering inequality, the system needs to be more open to the people who actually live in the Golden State.

  87. Lady Gaga, Tyra Banks and the Disneyfication of Fashion Fashion, May 30

    Shopping has always been about amusement. Now it’s going to be about amusement parks.

  88. Welcome to Galaxy’s Edge Travel, May 29

    Disneyland’s “Star Wars” expansion is the biggest in the park’s history, and a bet that Wookiees and Stormtroopers will draw visitors as well as princesses.

  89. To Stop Border Crossings, the U.S. Made the Journey Deadlier Interactive, May 29

    The Trump administration’s criminalization of humanitarian aid at the border could make it even worse.

  90. Should You Be Able to Disinherit Your Child? Opinion, May 28

    This is the question at the heart of a case over the French celebrity Johnny Hallyday’s millions.

  91. Frances Arnold Turns Microbes Into Living Factories Science, May 28

    Instead of synthesizing new biochemicals from scratch, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist puts nature to the task — with astonishing results.

  92. Mets Rally Falls Short in Los Angeles Sports, May 28

    Leading 3-2 in the 6th inning, the Mets surrendered six runs and never recovered.