Talk Back: NFL arrests
Has the NFL's handling of recent arrests of players for domestic violence altered your view of the league?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Dai Sugano, Bay Area News Group)
Drugging our kids: 1 foster child, 6 drugs, 20 homes

One teen's story illustrates a disturbing pattern: When it comes to managing challenging childhoods, California's child welfare system relies on expedient choices that often don't work and resists tough ones that do. 
(Ray Chavez/Staff archives)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces daily schedules

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is set for Oct. 3-5 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. 
( Kirstina Sangsahachart )
Plastic grocery bags harder to find on Coastal Cleanup Day

Bans in Alameda County, San Francisco having an effect 
Report: Raiders' QB will not be available Sunday

Oakland Raiders issue a release saying Matt Schaub will not play against the New England Patriots on Sunday; Raiders say it's non-injury related 
BAY AREA NEWS
(Bay Area News Group)
California's high school exit exam pass rate stable at 95.5%

Following gains last year, the percentage of the Class of 2014 passing the high school exit exam by their senior year remained stable at 95.5 percent, keeping the rate at its record high. 
SPORTS
(JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO)
Kawakami: Harbaugh, 49ers often at their best under trying circumstances

San Francisco 49ers need to bounce back after losing to Chicago Bears last week, and visiting the Arizona Cardinals will provide the kind of challenge in which they frequently excel.
 
BUSINESS
(George Frey/Getty Images)
Wolverton: New iPhone 6 offers fans a big step up

With its new iPhones, Apple added more than just bigger displays, but I suspect those big screens will be more than enough to entice plenty of iPhone fans to upgrade.