Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)

(Karl Mondon)
One Oakland murder creates major ripple effect

Oakland revenge killing wreaks havoc in the lives of numerous people
Whenever someone is shot and killed in an inner-city neighborhood, the streets talk. It might be the killer boasting to a girlfriend. Or a witness confiding in a family member. People talk to everyone -- but the police. 
("Laura A. Oda")
$500 million Oakland logistics center takes trucks off roads

Cost split between private developers, state and city 
One wounded, one detained after shooting on I-580

Authorities are investigating a shooting with at least one victim on Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 580 in Oakland.  
( Gary Reyes )
How well are teachers being taught?

The Obama administration wants to improve teacher training so that newly minted teachers arrive prepared to teach and able to deliver high-quality instruction. Credential programs devote too little time to instructing teachers on how to teach, critics say, and too many teachers — 40 percent — leave the profession in the first five years, in part because they’re unable to handle a complex, tough job.
 
BAY AREA NEWS
(AP)
LA superbug: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreads to second SoCal hospital

An antibiotic resistant superbug linked to a medical scope that's widely used has infected four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the second hospital in Southern California to report patients with the dangerous infections. 
Spotlight
(Junie Bro-Jorgensen/Tribune Media Services)
Aging kitty's meowing could be sign of distress

DEAR JOAN: We have two male cats. One sleeps in our bedroom nightly. The other one, who is close to 15 years old, chooses to sleep in a spare bedroom downstairs for most of the night. 
BUSINESS
Doerr: Tech, VC firms would do better 'if they hired more women'

Jurors in a high-profile sex discrimination case got a deeper look into the challenges women face in venture capital and the rarity of anyone -- man or woman -- getting a promotion at venture firms when the group of 12 on Wednesday had the chance to question one of the lead witnesses.

Live blog: Testimony continues, 9 a.m. Thursday

Wednesday's live blog recap: Doerr backed Pao, but says she wasn't a team player  

(Junie Bro-Jorgensen/Tribune Media Services)
Aging kitty's meowing could be sign of distress

DEAR JOAN: We have two male cats. One sleeps in our bedroom nightly. The other one, who is close to 15 years old, chooses to sleep in a spare bedroom downstairs for most of the night.