Talk Back: Cigarette tax
Do you support a $2 a pack increase in the state's cigarette tax?

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Trees robbed of fruit before apple festival

Hayward: Eight of nine heirloom apple trees at Garin Regional Park are stripped bare by thieves just ahead of the Sept. 12 apple festival. 
(Elaine Thompson/AP)
Raiders starters watch in preseason finale

DJ Hayden is the only starter who plays in 31-21 loss; McGloin shines in battle for No. 2 QB job 
(Eric Risberg/AP)
$5 million price for private island in Bay

In a city with some of the highest home prices in the country, a private island in the San Francisco Bay is now for sale for $5 million.  
San Jose inmate death: Arrested guard says little, pleads for family's privacy in jail interview

09/04/2015 01:34 PM PDT
In his first public comments since his arrest in the deadly beating of an inmate at a Santa Clara County Main Jail last week, correctional officer Jereh Lubrin said little, but did make a point to tell the media to leave his family and friends alone. 
(Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
Yo, football fans! Two top chefs share their tailgate party noshes

It's football season -- and that means just one thing to die-hard tailgate fans. Time to start partying. Fortunately, chefs Michael Mina and Stephane Tonnelier are on hand to share their favorite noshes and tips.