Talk Back: Stock market
Do the wild fluctuations of the stock market make you concerned about the economy?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Richmond sees spike in homicides, robberies

Police blame the homicide increase on a gang dispute and other crimes on the transfer of nonviolent offenders to local prisons. 
Concord: Petition against sex predator

Concord neighbors on the 1500 block of Amhurst Way and surrounding areas have started a petition to protest the placement of sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith into a rental home there. 
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Serena an Ali for a new generation

Tennis superstar combines greatness with cultural rebellion and epic swag. 
( Kevork Djansezian )
Our picks: best piano men and women ever

Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Fats Domino among the others who make our list. 
BAY AREA NEWS
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Business group backs third lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Last week, Assemblyman Marc Levine introduced a bill -- Assembly Bill 9 -- in an attempt to push Caltrans to open a third eastbound lane by the end of next month 
Celebrities
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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud. 
SPORTS
( Harry How )
Giants lose in 15th inning to Dodgers, fall 4 1/2 out in NL West

In the bottom of the 14th inning, and 20 minutes short of 1 a.m. on Sept. 1, Adrian Gonzalez's bases-loaded single off Yusmeiro Petit sent the Dodgers to a 5-4 victory at Dodger Stadium 
BUSINESS
New light bulbs offer alternative to LEDs, CFLs

Startup company has created an induction light bulb for consumers that promises the familiar shape and light color of incandescents but with longer life and far better efficiency. 
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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.