Talk Back: NFL arrests
Has the NFL's handling of recent arrests of players for domestic violence altered your view of the league?

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Dai Sugano, Bay Area News Group)
Drugging our kids: D'Anthony's story

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. 
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  
( Nicole Rivelli )
Fall TV 2014: Diversity, is all the rage -- finally

An array of new TV shows feature minority actors in key roles 
( Jim Gensheimer )
Honda, Khanna spar over what it means to be an effective congressman

Democratic challenger Ro Khanna says Congressman Mike Honda is too orthodox of a liberal Democrat to get much done in Washington; Honda says he works across the aisle, but more often behind the scenes.