( Karl Mondon )
Thousands of Bay Area apartment houses need a quake fix
Thousands of Bay Area apartment buildings with structurally weak first stories could collapse in a major earthquake, risking the lives of those who reside in them and leaving tens of thousands of families homeless, but there is no coordinated effort in the region to retrofit these risky structures.
(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
Hometown Hero: Oakland man works to keep Piedmont Avenue clean
Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)
Kawakami: Can Adam Dunn snap A's out of doldrums?
Adam Dunn's home run provides momentary spark for Oakland A's, badly in need of a boost during stretch run to revert their recent slide
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Oakland Raiders name Derek Carr their starting quarterback
Raiders coach Dennis Allen chooses to start Derek Carr over Matt Schaub in Sunday's game against New York Jets; Carr becomes first rookie in Raiders' franchise history to start a season opener.
Reefer madness: That smell of skunk may be skunk weed
The smell of skunk one woman has been smelling may not be the skunk at all, but blooming marijuana.
( MARIO ANZUONI )
Jennifer Lawrence, other celebs hit by nude-photo leak
Reported phone hacking scheme results in celebrity photos leaking online; dozens of fake celeb photos posted as well.