1000s Turn Out For San Francisco’s Annual Lunar New Year Parade, Festival – CBS Local

CBS Local… New Year Parade, Festival. February 15, 2014 9:02 PM. View Comments. A parade float moves along Market Street in San Francisco’s celebration of the Year of the Horse … Read More

The Most Dangerous Intersections For Pedestrians In San Francisco – CBS Local

The Most Dangerous Intersections For Pedestrians In San FranciscoCBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Most pedestrians killed were crossing illegally, mid-block. Some are jogging, others were running from someone. The … Read More

China celebrates the Year of the Horse – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPeople marked the arrival of a new lunar year across, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Incense filled the air at one of Hong Kong’s best-known temples. Crowds gathered at Wong … Read More

Chinese New Year Sends Laborers Home, Rich Abroad – ABC News

ABC NewsDragging a heavy suitcase through a Shanghai subway station, 17-year-old Linghu Yong prepared himself to cram onto a jam-packed train Thursday for the 30-hour trip home to spend the … Read More

China looks to halt New Year’s fireworks to curb air pollution – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists … Read More

Vanessa Hudgens transforms for ‘Gimme Shelter’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – “Just breathe deeply.” That’s one of Vanessa Hudgens’ New Year’s resolutions. The star, 25, has it written in her journal as a reminder to be present, grounded … Read More

Resolution: Let’s all be nicer on San Francisco streets – San Francisco Chronicle

Resolution: Let’s all be nicer on San Francisco streetsSan Francisco ChronicleYou’ve likely made some personal New Year’s resolutions already. Hit the gym more often. Lay off the cronuts. Never, ever … Read More

BOOM years: Las Vegas witnessed implosions of many closed resorts – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-JournalA portion of the Hacienda Hotel still stands after the rest of the structure fell during the New Year’s Eve implosion festivities on the Las Vegas Strip on … Read More

Stars Gather for the Premiere of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” – GossipCenter.com

GossipCenter.comHitting the red carpet for one of the biggest movie events of the New Year, celebrities attended the premiere of action-drama, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” in Hollywood today (January 15). … Read More

Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killing – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killingContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal … Read More

Madonna responds to photo controversy – Newsday

NewsdayMadonna sparked controversy while on vacation in Switzerland on New Year’s Eve when she posted a picture of her 13-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie, holding a bottle of gin. The photo, … Read More

Oakland News: Mayor Quan Reelection Mistruths; Tuman, Siegel Videos

This Oakland News comes from Las Vegas, where I am for the New Media Expo and International CES, or CES 2014, or the Consumer Electronics Show. I have two items … Read More

Did Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner Enjoy Secret New Year’s Celebration … – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseTwitter went into meltdown this week when photos emerged of Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles enjoying a ski holiday together in Mammoth, California. With the rumoured couple not spotted together … Read More

Nets get past Cavaliers for second straight win – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Giving up a big run no longer means giving up for the Brooklyn Nets. The team that not long ago was accused by its coach of accepting … Read More

Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Butt and Toned Abs in Sexy Workout Selfie – E! Online

E! OnlineKim Kardashian’s post-baby workouts are paying off. After hitting the gym Friday in a sheer black workout top and cropped leggings, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star showed … Read More

Amazon’s Bezos suffers kidney stone attack in Galapagos – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and new owner of The Washington Post, suffered a kidney stone attack while celebrating the New Year in the Galapagos Islands and had … Read More

Rail commuters protest at ‘disgusting’ New Year fare rises – Evening Standard

Evening StandardCommuters travelling to London from Dover or Northampton became reluctant members of the “£5,000 club” as season tickets broke the £5,000-a-year barrier for the first time, while Swindon commuters … Read More

Snapchat confirms leak of 4.6M usernames, doesn’t apologize – VentureBeat

VentureBeatGranted, the leak happened late New Year’s Eve, and yesterday was a holiday, so Snapchat’s response isn’t as slow as it might otherwise seem. But the blog post is notable … Read More

Woman lives on Starbucks food for a year because… – CNN

CNNAs New Year’s resolution, Seattle resident Beautiful Existence challenged herself to eat only food from Starbucks for all of 2013. She achieved that. Year-long challenges are a thing she does. … Read More

‘Breaking Bad’ superfan arrested on drug charges – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesOne South Florida superfan of the show “Breaking Bad” has seen his life turn into something out of the show he idolized when he was arrested in the … Read More

Confirmed: Uber driver killed San Francisco girl in accident – VentureBeat

VentureBeatAn Uber driver killed a 6-year-old female pedestrian in a New Year’s Eve traffic accident in San Francisco. Update: The driver was an Uber partner, Uber announced today in an … Read More

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson figure into 2014 storylines – USA TODAY

USA TODAYStorylines, like optimistic resolutions heading into the New Year, are abundant as the PGA Tour resumes its 2013-14 wraparound season Friday in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui, … Read More

Helicopter rescue begins for passengers stuck in Antarctic ice – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the … Read More