Talk Back: Emissions pact
Do you approve of the carbon emissions agreement the U.S. made with China?

(Tell us why or why not?)
Charter schools that require volunteering are breaking the law

Scores of public charter schools throughout California, including the San Carlos Charter Learning Center and Everest Public High School in Redwood City, are violating state law by forcing families to volunteer or pay a fee as a condition of enrollment, according to a report released Thursday. 
( Joel Rosenbaum )
Traveling? Prepare to join 4.8 million of your fellow Californians

The Bay Area's busiest airport, San Francisco International expects to handle 1.3 million travelers from Friday through Dec. 1 -- nearly double the combined total of 705,000 passengers Mineta San Jose and Oakland International Airports expect to handle during what has become the busiest travel period of the year.  
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Kawakami: Raiders deserve to feel good

Oakland Raiders celebrate as if they haven't been there before, and for some of them, it felt as if they hadn't 
( Courtesy of Mallory Ortberg )
Oakland author's irreverent, witty book mixes literature, texting

The book is a witty, irreverent yet loving look at works of literature -- from Gilgamesh to Harry Potter -- that could only have been created in an age when texting has become a default way of communicating. 


( Gary Reyes )
Sunset Magazine headquarters may be saved by Menlo College

Sunset Magazine, facing the sale by its parent company of its iconic Menlo Park headquarters, has a potential savior in nearby Menlo College.