• Oakland police report flasher downtown - 09/22/2014 07:26 AM PDT
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    Talk Back: NFL arrests
    Has the NFL's handling of recent arrests of players for domestic violence altered your view of the league?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    A hidden gas tax?

    You've probably seen the ads. Come Jan. 1, they warn, a new "hidden gasoline tax" will go into effect, one expected to increase the cost to fill up your car between 16 and 76 cents a gallon. But the California Air Resources Board balks at the notion that anything "hidden" is going on, since the regulations have been debated for years.  
    ( RAY CHAVEZ )
    John Burris: Man shot by Richmond police did not try to grab officer's gun

    With witnesses to the police shooting that killed their son and a powerful civil rights attorney at their side, the family of Richard Perez III on Saturday disputed the officer's claim that the 24-year-old tried to grab his gun during a struggle outside a liquor store. 
    (Elise Amendola/AP)
    Purdy: Raiders are what we thought they were

    In close loss to Tom Brady and New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders show moxie and effort of an NFL team  
    (Dai Sugano, Bay Area News Group)
    D'Anthony's story - 1 foster child, 6 psychiatric 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. 
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    (Dai Sugano, Bay Area News Group)
    Drugging our kids: D'Anthony's story -- 1 foster child, 6 psychiatric 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. 
    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.