Roadshow: 3-foot bike rule gets a thumbs up

Both bicyclists and drivers are happy with the early response to the law requiring 3 feet of space when passing a cyclist. 
Lafayette: Moraga Road closed Monday after tree falls into power lines

A tree fell into power lines Monday, knocking at least one of the wires down and forcing a stretch of Moraga Road -- a key connector road between Moraga and Lafayette -- to be closed, police said.  
(Eric Risberg/AP)
California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. 
Roadshow live chat, Oct. 29 at noon

Chat live with Mr. Roadshow, Gary Richards! Gary takes questions Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. 
New Year's Eve: 12 great sparkling wines under $30

Ready for that New Year's Eve bash? These California sparkling wines are dazzling enough to impress, but with price tags in the $14 to $29 range, they won't punish your pocketbook.