Giants enter ‘huge’ series against Dodgers after loss to Cardinals

Back on a major-league mound for the first time in 13 days, Chris Heston had barely toed the rubber when it began to crumble underneath him. Six pitches into the Giants rookie’s outing against the St. Louis Cardinals, Heston had allowed two runs and had another runner on third base. The third run scored before Heston recorded an out.

California innovation contest offering $25,000 awards

Got an idea that would make California’s freeways better? Perhaps you’re an app developer who has thought about a tool to help government operate in a more environmentally-sustainable way. Or maybe you have an inspiration that would discourage teen drinking.

Has Burning Man gone commercial?

Today is the day 70,000 people have been waiting for. Having spent months planning and welding and sewing, they are packing up their creations, filling their coolers and hitting the road to arrive this morning in northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. When they arrive, they will create a temporary city that for 10 days will be the sixth-largest in Nevada: Black Rock City.

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It's a well-designed, cool neighborhood spot. Photos and video by Carla Meyer

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