Scientists say dogs, cats catch flu from humans

You probably keep your spouse or your children at arm’s reach when you come down with the flu, in hopes that the sickness won’t spread. But did you know that you need to avoid coughing in Fido’s face as well? Scientists at Oregon State University said in a press release last week that they’re concerned […]

Mom arrested for tattooing heart on 11-year-old daughter

A mother of an 11-year old was arrested after tattooing a heart on her own daughter. Most states require a person to be 18-years old or have parent’s permission to get a tattoo at a shop. It is illegal to tattoo a minor in North Carolina, where the arrest happened, regardless of parental consent. Odessa […]

Colorado shooter Halloween mask on sale on eBay

According to ABC News , a Halloween mask of accused Colorado shooter, James Holmes, was pulled from eBay. The infamous Aurora shooting happened in July at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Holmes is accused entering an Aurora theater and opening fire on moviegoers according to CBS. Holmes said he was “The Joker” and […]

Esquire: Mila Kunis is the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

Actress Mila Kunis has been named 2012′s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ by Esquire Magazine. The annual feature — which hits newsstands in the November issue — has been graced by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson and Halle Berry. Read Esquire’s interview with Kunis and see videos of more of the magazine’s “Women we Love” here.

Police respond to massive wedding brawl with batons

A 15-year-old boy arrived on a hotel balcony just in time to record a violent brawl between two wedding parties with his cell phone’s video camera. Max Shultz, who was visiting Philadelphia with his family, can be heard on the video at one point, saying “Did they just deck the bride?” Three arrests have been […]

Home of late Williams Sonoma CEO on the block for $30M

Always find yourself shopping at Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn or West Elm?  If you’re a big fan of this family of brands, how about living in the house of the person that once headed this iconic company? Howard Lester, the former chairman and CEO of Williams Sonoma passed away in November of 2010 and his […]

‘Must-see’ movies since 1960

From SFGate’s Mick LaSalle: The term “must see” is something I’ve done my best to avoid over the years. I was a film critic for nine years before I used it once, and I don’t think I’ve used it more

‘Plastinated’ animal bodies on tour

Gunther von Hagens’ ‘Koerperwelten der Tiere’ or ‘Animal Body Worlds’ exhibition first opened in 2010 is now on the road, though you won’t get to see it unless you happen to visit the Abenteuerland WalterZoo in Switzerland. Von Hagens, who developed the process of plastination to preserve human and animal corpses, has been a controversial figure […]