TRAFFIC
Berkeley: Big rig fire blocks lanes on westbound Interstate 80

A big rig on fire was blocking several lanes and an exit on westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley on Friday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.  
CAR NEWS
Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

here were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding Takata air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.  
CHATS
Roadshow live chat, Oct. 29 at noon

Chat live with Mr. Roadshow, Gary Richards! Gary takes questions Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. 
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Holiday decorations: How to make a wreath

Here are tips on creating a beautiful, unique holiday wreath. (Our advice: Do a test run soon. If you don't like the results, there's still time to sign up for a Bay Area wreath-making workshops.)