Oakland: Ferguson protesters briefly force second freeway closure

For the second night in a row, a growing crowd of protesters blocked traffic lanes and chanted on a major freeway in Oakland to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. 
(Bay Area News Group)
Roadshow: Bicycle lights can be blinding

'Are these lights legal? As a pedestrian, I find them annoying and ridiculous.' 
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Animal rights activists lose bid for tighter Rowell Ranch Rodeo rules

Activists had sought an end to wild cow milking, along with mutton busting, goat tying and electric prods at the rodeo, but Hayward park district directors turned down the request. 
Report: Giants to meet with Jon Lester

Jon Lester, the former Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox left-hander, is a free agent, and the Giants' rotation has some questions after Matt Cain's elbow surgery and subpar years by Tim Lincecum and Ryan Vogelsong. 
Two days shy of their Thanksgiving night game against the Seahawks, the 49ers are practicing inside Levi's Stadium as twilight approaches, though a few key players are not participating.  

Read the transcript from our Oakland Raiders live chat on Tuesday.


Doug Duran
11/25/2014 11:19 AM PST - While the Heat will be without Dwyane Wade, the Warriors expect to have center Andrew Bogut and guard Leandro Barbosa Tuesday against Miami, coach Steve Kerr said  
LiPo Ching
The world's oldest industry -- farming -- has become the focus of big-name Silicon Valley investors and hotshot entrepreneurs, with dozens of companies creating technology to make farmland more productive and farming practices more efficient, such as drones to survey crops or software that calculates grass production for cattle grazing.  
Welcome back to Jurassic Park. The long-awaited return to Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" movie franchise hatched from the Internet on Tuesday with a bigger park, teeth, claws and Chris Pratt.  
Mark DuFrene
PieTisserie's Jaynelle St. Jean and baking guru Rose Levy Beranbaum have got your Thanksgiving dessert covered. Chocolate-pumpkin tart, anyone? Or how about a pomegranate chiffon pie?  
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.