• Cougar spotted near Brentwood homes - 09/30/2014 02:12 PM PDT
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    Talk Back: Ebola outbreak
    Was President Obama right to send U.S. troops and resources to Africa to battle the Ebola outbreak?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
    'Yarn-bombing' knitters dress up cities as labor of love

    A growing number of Bay Area cities from Oakland and Berkeley, San Jose to San Mateo are seeing the sometimes odd and mysterious appearance of knitted creations on their streets -- and sometimes sponsoring more organized "yarn bombing events" -- that add a little bit of color, whimsy or even make a social or political statement by covering everything from bike racks, benches, fire hydrants, trees and statues.  
    ( Rich Pedroncelli )
    Plastic bag ban: California makes it a law

    Audrie's Law, a statewide plastic bag ban and a bill legalizing gun restaining orders win Gov. Jerry Brown's approval. Several proposed changes to the Political Reform Act are vetoed.  
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    Bachelor's degrees coming to some community colleges

    Signed into law Sunday, Senate Bill 850 would allow 15 colleges across the state to start bachelor's degree programs -- just one each -- not offered at California State University or the University of California.  
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
    'Yarn-bombing' artists hit a number of Bay Area cities with unexpected and whimsical knitted creations

    A growing number of Bay Area cities from Oakland and Berkeley, San Jose to San Mateo are seeing the sometimes odd and mysterious appearance of knitted creations on their streets -- and sometimes sponsoring more organized "yarn bombing events" -- that add a little bit of color, whimsy or even make a social or political statement by covering everything from bike racks, benches, fire hydrants, trees and statues.  
    SPORTS
    Raiders name Tony Sparano interim coach

    Dennis Allen fired by Reggie McKenzie. Tony Sparano, the Oakland Raiders offensive line coach, spent almost four seasons as the Miami Dolphins coach, compiling a 29-32 record. 

    BUSINESS


    (Manu Fernandez/AP)
    EBay to spin off PayPal business in 2015

    EBay said on Tuesday it will spin off PayPal into a separate, publicly traded company, more than a decade after acquiring the lucrative online payments business.
     
    (Courtesy of Andy Halperin)
    Saying goodbye to a pet

    It's never easy saying that final goodbye to a beloved pet, but when you know there's no hope, the time is right.