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?)
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Bay Area produces strongest job gains since dot-com era

In a hiring surge that rivaled the peaks of the dot-com boom, the Bay Area in August powered to its strongest single month of job gains since early 2000 -- a gain of nearly 23,000 jobs -- fueled by a huge upswing in employment in Santa Clara County, state labor officials reported Friday. 
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King Fire arson suspect is former Santa Cruz man

A 37-year-old former Santa Cruz man with a local criminal history was arrested Wednesday in connection with an El Dorado County wildfire that has grown exponentially and forced nearly 2,800 people to evacuate. 
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Thompson: Roger Goodell and the power of words

Speaking Friday in New York, NFL commisioner Roger Goodell said what... exactly?
 
(Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
Santa Cruz's Seymour Marine Discovery Center blends fun and education

Size allows a stop at equally entertaining Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center down the road. 
BUSINESS
Alibaba shares pop 36 percent in largest IPO ever

Chinese Internet juggernaut Alibaba popped 36 percent in its trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, trading shares at $92.70 and becoming the largest IPO ever.