• A's lose to last-place Rangers - 09/16/2014 11:41 PM PDT
    Talk Back: Obama's speech
    Do you approve of President Obama's new strategy to combat ISIS?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Kristopher Skinner )
    Raids uncover wage fraud at Contra Costa senior care homes

    A yearlong investigation culminated in the arrest Tuesday of the owners of 19 senior care homes throughout Contra Costa County. Authorities said the owners were working employees for up to 16 hours a day while paying them as little as $4 an hour. 
    El Cerrito: Elderly couple grateful to survive beating, home invasion robbery

    For 44 years, Jamie Nagal and his wife, Paz, lived in peace at their home on Richmond Street in an El Cerrito neighborhood that Jamie described as open and friendly. He said on Tuesday they never thought they were inviting trouble when they welcomed a man and woman into their home last weekend. 
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    Insect killer of crops, gardens arrives in Bay Area and is spreading north

    Only six years after landing in Los Angeles, invasive Bagrada bugs have moved north into Santa Clara County, especially in greenhouses growing arugula and mizuna in the Gilroy and Hollister area. Last month, the African insect turned up in Redwood City.  
    (Jim Gensheimer)
    Purdy: Wild times ahead for A's and Giants

    The 49ers will survive their collapse against Chicago just fine, assuming quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no three-pick hangover. 
    ( Ralph Freso )
    San Francisco Giants edge Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 as Jake Peavy tosses another gem

    Jake Peavy continues to lift the Giants, who win to pull within three games of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the N.L. West. 
    (Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)
    Extreme Masters: Big e-sports tournament coming to Silicon Valley

    Organizers say they're hopeful the Intel Extreme Masters tournament will bring sell-out crowds to the SAP Center in San Jose, where they'll watch teams play 'League of Legends' and 'StarCraft II' in an 18,000-seat arena that's usually home to rock concerts and Sharks hockey games.