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Miguel Tejada has been suspended 105 games by Major League Baseball for violating its joint drug program, one of the longest suspensions ever handed down.  
 
Chat transcript:: Zimmerman verdict sparks anger, property destruction in Oakland
Oakland has become ground-zero for many protests. Most if not all start peacefully. But as participants begin to disperse, vandals break off and begin to break windows and destroy public property. Saturday night's improptu protest following the George Zimmerman verdict was no different. How do business owners and those responsible for supporting them, as well as residents, feel about the repeated destruction of downtown property following these protests? Join Paul Junge, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce vice president and director of public policy for a lively discussion.  

When Pamela Tapia came to Oakland from Mexico as a 7th grader, language was not her greatest challenge. Nor was her immigration status. Asthma was her nemesis.  
 
Transcript of online discussion: At-home caregiving
Mercury News staff writer Lisa Krieger moderates a discussion among readers and Leah Eskenazi of the Family Caregiver Alliance. 

Center fielder Coco Crisp was arrested in Arizona late Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence. Scottsdale police pulled the 31-year-old over while he was driving his 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe, according to ComcastSportsNet Bay Area.  
 
Oakland's McFadden, Janikowski, Kelly and Miller are named as alternates on the team