Talk Back: Ebola outbreak
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'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.  
( Kirstina Sangsahachart )
Plastic bags: California imposes first statewide ban

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.  
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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
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'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
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Raiders fire Dennis Allen

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on Monday night fired head coach Dennis Allen on the heels of his team's 0-4 start and no obvious signs of the progress Davis expected this season.
 
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Four great Monterey restaurants

From Pacific Grove's chic Jeninni's to Cannery Row's newest bistro, this quartet of dining possibilities offers something for everyone. 

BUSINESS


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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.
 
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Four great Monterey restaurants

From Pacific Grove's chic Jeninni's to Cannery Row's newest bistro, this quartet of dining possibilities offers something for everyone.