(David M. Barreda, Mercury News)
Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison, who for 37 years steered Oracle to become one of the world's biggest and well known technology companies, is giving up his position as CEO to become the company's executive chairman and chief technology officer.
(Ben Margot/AP)
A's collapse in ninth, lose to Rangers

The A's free-fall toward mediocrity continued unabated Wednesday when they couldn't capitalize on eight brilliant shutout innings from Jeff Samardzija in a 6-1 loss to Texas that saw closer Sean Doolittle give up five ninth-inning runs 
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Oktoberfest guide: Bay Area festivals start Friday

You can say one thing about the burgeoning microbrew movement: It sure has given Oktoberfest a kick in the lederhosen. The Bay Area will be celebrating straight through to Halloween. 
  • Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO - 09/18/2014 01:24 PM PDT