Sports column: Giants slump persists

Back-to-back World Series titles in the 20th century have not been the norm in modern baseball, and the San Francisco Giants for the second time in four years are experiencing that once again. The Giants early in the season had been in contention for a division title, but a prolonged slump that began around the beginning…

Fresh food, fresh ideas draw crowds

BERKELEY, Calif. — Produce, performers and cultural foods are typical sights at farmers’ markets, but in the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market on Center Street, year-round on Saturdays, there are less-common choices,  including seafood and mushroom booths. Hudson Fish, a staple for more than 11years at farmers’ markets throughout Northern California, is a husband-and-wife fishing enterprise…