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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?)
    (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
    Antioch Unified: Dozier-Libbey to remain in the district

    Antioch Unified School District announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with teachers over a specialized high school they wanted to be autonomous, saying the site will remain under its authority.  
    (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
    Caltrans: Bay Bridge water woes continue; more rods will be tested

    Caltrans will do extensive testing to determine if newly discovered water leaks that dampened metal rods in the new east span of the Bay Bridge are a temporary problem easily dried out or a sign of a long-term corrosion threat, the agency reported Tuesday. 
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Oakland: Lake Merritt's bonsai curator defied odds to become a 'master'

    There are countless arborists in the Bay Area, but Kathy Shaner towers above her trees. Shaner is a master in bonsai, the 1,500-year-old Japanese art of growing miniature trees in just a couple of inches of soil. 
    Wild card round: Crazy, exciting, totally unfair

    Angels' Mike Scioscia, three other managers including former A's skipper Tony La Russa, spearheaded Major League Baseball's one-game, all-or-nothing wild-card round.  
    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.  
    Spotlight
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    Mill Valley Film Fest: 5 things we're excited about

    From local films to Metallica to Oscar contenders like 'Wild,' 'Foxcatcher' and 'The Theory of Everything,' Mill Valley Film Fest offers charming mix of Hollywood and homespun Bay Area attractions. 

    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.
     
    ( dac )
    Mill Valley Film Fest: 5 things we're excited about

    From local films to Metallica to Oscar contenders like 'Wild,' 'Foxcatcher' and 'The Theory of Everything,' Mill Valley Film Fest offers charming mix of Hollywood and homespun Bay Area attractions.