Talk Back: Ebola outbreak
Was President Obama right to send U.S. troops and resources to Africa to battle the Ebola outbreak?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Alameda: Two men charged with setting arson fires that destroyed homes, businesses

No one was injured in the fires last Sunday but damage is estimated at $3 million, authorities said.  
RAY CHAVEZ
Fight in last week's game against Center-Antelope leads to Encinal forfeiting this week's Island Bowl to Alameda High, district says  
 
Incumbent Mike McMahon, who has served on the school board for the past 12 years, is seeking re-election, and also running are Solana Henneberry, a special-education teacher, and accountant Gary Lym.  
 
Incumbent Stewart Chen is campaigning to retain his seat, and former Councilmember Frank Matarrese and first-time candidate Jim Oddie are aiming to capture either Chen's seat or the one occupied by Lena Tam, who is termed out.  
 
The musical "Little Shop of Horrors" will literally take over the stage (and possibly parts of the audience) from Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.  
 
Both Encinal High School and Alameda Unified School District administrators are committed to taking the steps needed to teach these young people to make better choices, take responsibility for their actions, and make amends for any harm caused by their actions.  
 
Robert Larsen was also awarded a Dunlap Fellowship of $1,000 to support pediatric trauma prevention, including work at Children's Hospital Oakland.  
 
The seniors, who come from Alameda High School and Encinal High School, can now compete to become National Merit Scholar award winners.  
 
JIM STEVENS
Two men arrested on suspicion of setting seven fires early Sunday have been identified, and police are investigating whether the pair may be tied to another string of blazes in East Oakland on Friday, authorities said.  
 
At the Alameda Museum on Alameda Avenue, Alameda Women Artists will host their 21st annual show from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10.  
 
( RAY CHAVEZ )
Review: Oakland's vegetarian Encuentro expands and delights

Oakland's Encuentro takes an inspired approach to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, coming up with creative, seasonal fare that's hearty enough to satisfy any omnivore.  
(Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

“Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.