Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
( Laura A. Oda )
Giant ships in West Coast ports' future

West Coast ports are scrambling to deal with the "mega-ship" -- behemoths capable of carrying 19,000 containers and as long as the Empire State Building without its antenna. Billions of dollars are being spent reconfiguring ports to handle the monsters. 
(Patrick Tehan)
Marijuana quality testing going mainstream

What's in this weed? A question sophisticated technology can answer  
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Urban beekeepers on the upswing

Pleasanton plans to drop 1926 ban on beekeeping in residential areas, joining increasing number of cities that allow the hobby  
(Nhat V. Meyer)
Raiders thinking small Oakland stadium

A businessman under contract with the city to help finance construction of a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders says team owner Mark Davis wants a facility with 55,000 seats, which would make it the smallest in the NFL. 
SPORTS
( Josie Lepe )
Purdy: Earthquakes' Avaya Stadium raises the bar

Largest outdoor bar in North America is an attraction, but the MLS's new stadium in San Jose has plenty else going for it 
BUSINESS
(Laura A. Oda)
Giant ships in West Coast ports' future

West Coast ports are scrambling to deal with the “mega-ship” — behemoths capable of carrying 19,000 containers and as long as the Empire State Building without its antenna. Billions of dollars are being spent reconfiguring ports to handle the monsters.