Talk Back: Obama's speech
Do you approve of President Obama's new strategy to combat ISIS?

(Tell us why or why not?)
( Kristopher Skinner )
Raids uncover wage fraud at Contra Costa senior care homes

A yearlong investigation culminated in the arrest Tuesday of the owners of 19 senior care homes throughout Contra Costa County. Authorities said the owners were working employees for up to 16 hours a day while paying them as little as $4 an hour. 
El Cerrito: Elderly couple grateful to survive beating, home invasion robbery

For 44 years, Jamie Nagal and his wife, Paz, lived in peace at their home on Richmond Street in an El Cerrito neighborhood that Jamie described as open and friendly. He said on Tuesday they never thought they were inviting trouble when they welcomed a man and woman into their home last weekend. 
(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
New iPhones spark record-breaking 4 million pre-orders

Apple detailed the record-breaking debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which went up for advanced sale online in the wee hours of Friday morning, and acknowledged that many will have to wait til October to receive the devices.  
Castro Valley winery fined $115,000 for using volunteers

A small-time vintner's use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines -- and sent a chill through the wine industry. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Sharks ready to get back to hockey

After an epic playoff collapse and a lot of offseason talk, the San Jose Sharks are ready for training camp.
(Ted S. Warren)
Extreme Masters: Big e-sports tournament coming to Silicon Valley

Organizers say they're hopeful the Intel Extreme Masters tournament will bring sell-out crowds to the SAP Center in San Jose, where they'll watch teams play 'League of Legends' and 'StarCraft II' in an 18,000-seat arena that's usually home to rock concerts and Sharks hockey games.