Tim Kawakami
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Kawakami: With Bumgarner, Giants will win World Series

Madison Bumgarner, like Tim Lincecum in 2010 and Matt Cain in 2012, will lead the San Francisco Giants with manager Bruce Bochy to the World Series title  
Mark Purdy
(Matt Slocum/AP)
Purdy: Royals will use speed to beat Giants in six

The Kansas City Royals and manager Ned Yost will use the speedy Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon to gain an advantage over Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy and the rest of the San Francisco Giants 
M. Thompson II
( Jack Dempsey )
Thompson: Depleted 49ers had no chance

San Francisco 49ers' embarrassing loss to Denver Broncos confirms that they're nowhere close to being an elite team, especially without all their horses.
 
 
( Kristopher Skinner )
Berkeley: Events to celebrate Heyday Books founder

Malcolm Margolin launched Heyday in 1974 to publish his first book, 'The East Bay Out,' and has led the imprint through multiple incarnations to become a small but respected nonprofit empire.