Bay Area

Predicted pet pandemic crisis mostly bypassed the Bay Area

Rescue groups feared there was a calculation when California entered a COVID lockdown and people sought companionship by adopting pets. Perhaps a day would come when people who were no longer locked in their homes might discover that adopting Fido might not have been the best decision. Here are grounds …

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10 Bay Area & Northern California athletes to watch

Local connection: Born in Santa Cruz, raised in Salinas Olympic experience: Double Olympian. Silver medalist in 2008. Circle it: July 27, gold medal game, 4 a.m. Abbott and his fellow pitcher Cat Osterman are the only survivors of the last softball appearance at the 2008 Olympics. They remember the grief …

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