Firefighters battle blaze at historic Union Station

Firefighters early Saturday battled a blaze at Los Angeles’ Union Station, preventing the main historic structure from being damaged. About 82 firefighters were on the scene. The L.A. Fire Department said the damage was confined to an office next to the main entrance to the storied train terminal…

Sharon Jones, big-voiced Dap-Kings soul singer, dies at 60

Sharon Jones, a big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage, has died in New York after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 60.

Jones died Friday at a Cooperstown hospital surrounded by her band, the Dap-Kings, her representative Judy Miller Silverman said.

“Thank you for your…

Blue times for a blue city by the Bay

It was the second Tuesday of November, one week after the election of Donald J. Trump, and hundreds of protesters were on the march, streaming down Market Street toward City Hall under police escort.

There was something about this march that distinguished it from the almost daily post-election…

Allergic to cats and dogs?

African greys are popular parrots who love to talk.
African spurred thigh tortoises grow as large as 200 pounds.
Algae-eating plecos are often over a foot long and don’t eat as much algae as you might imagine.
The world is full of potential pet…