(John Green/Bay Area News Group)
Heat wave: Spare the Air days declared

The heat brought with it summer's first Spare the Air day, with air deemed "unhealthy for sensitive groups" -- the worst possible rating -- both days in the Santa Clara Valley, and Wednesday in the East Bay. 
(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Contra Costa Times)
Finding homes for Concord's feral cats

A couple who have been caring for a colony of cats just can't do it any more. Can anyone help? 
( D. ROSS CAMERON )
A's trade Ben Zobrist to Kansas City

Oakland A's make their third trade in a week, sending Zobrist to Kansas City for two pitchers including left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' third-rated prospect.