(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
Law lets thousands who failed exam get diplomas

A law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week means thousands of former California students who were denied diplomas because they didn't pass the California High School Exit Exam may now graduate. 
(Alameda County Sheriff's Department)
Fatal crash conviction reduced to misdemeanor

The felony conviction for an attorney who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2011 was reduced to a misdemeanor by an Alameda County judge on Friday over "strenuous objection" by prosecutors, according to the district attorney's office. 
(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Carr, Manning could be QBs on the run Sunday

Denver Broncos lead NFL with 18 sacks, but Raiders pass-rushers Khalil Mack and Aldon Smith should make life uncomfortable for the aging Peyton Manning. 
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Living like 'The Golden Girls': Shared housing for seniors a practical option

Home-sharing that includes splitting expenses, divvying up chores and keeping each other company has become an increasingly popular option for older single people who want to maintain independence, yet don't want to live alone.