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?)
(Josie Lepe)
Bay Area ranks high in youth violence

Monterey County ranked highest statewide in the homicide rate for victims ages 10 to 24, according to an analysis of 2012 crime statistics released Tuesday by the Violence Policy Center. San Francisco ranked second, San Joaquin County third and Alameda County fourth. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Elementary schools' worst truants? Kindergartners

Bay Area educators are enlisting students and targeting parents in their campaign to reduce absenteeism in elementary schools, with a special focus on the earliest grades.  
California Symphony delivers triumphant season opener

The Walnut Creek orchestra, delivering sparkling performances of Ravel's 'Bolero,' Rossini's Overture to 'William Tell,' Grieg's 'Peer Gynt' Suite No. 1 and other works, continues to thrive under direction of Donato Cabrera. 
Kawakami: Harbaugh and 49ers, is this the beginning of the end?

Even if 49ers rebound from sluggish start, Jed York and Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke already have set the dominos in place.
(Ben Nelms / CP)
Count finds threatened otters holding steady

Officials say an annual review of California's threatened sea otters has found their population seems to be holding steady but remains low enough to remain on a federal watch list.  
( Dan Honda )
Giants' Angel Pagan out for year

San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan has an MRI on his troublesome back.will have back surgery this week, ending his season. 
(Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Quinn: How Apple Watch can avoid some of Google Glass's pitfalls

What Apple has to get right with Apple Watch so that it doesn't run into some of the backlash that the other notable wearable out there -- Google Glass -- has experienced.