Feinstein's husband admits to pulling strings in UC admissions

“I did it a bunch of times,” Richard Blum told the Chronicle. “Usually friends. My cousin’s brother wanted to get into Davis. They’d send me a letter and tell me why it’s a good kid, and I’ll send it on to the chancellor. Been doing it forever.”

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine

Though COVID-19 hasn't even been around for a year, nearly 740,000 people have died from it worldwide. The intense global search for a vaccine or a pill has many asking: when?

California quake alerts to become standard on Android phones

California’s earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state’s MyShake app in order to receive alerts, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said.

UC Berkeley professor who won Nobel Prize dies at 87

Oliver Williamson, who died Thursday at the age of 87, won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for what UC Berkeley officials said were his insights into what is known as the "make or buy" decision, in which businesses choose whether to outsource a process, service or other function or keep the work in-house.