( 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. 
Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group
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.  
 
 
Associated Press
The Warriors reportedly agreed to a deal with free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa, ESPN.com reported Thursday morning  
 
 
ABC
Also, find out more about the 'Once Upon a Time' crossover with the popular 'Frozen' movie.  
 
 
There's no doubt about the convenience factor when it comes to packaged lunch kits, but quality ranges from tasty to terrible. Here's the scoop on what to pack and what to sack.  
 
 
Gary Reyes
The GenZe name is a double entendre -- it refers to both future generations as well as zero emission vehicles.  
 
 
Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group
Michael Lydon has been keeping his neighborhood -- Oakland's Piedmont Avenue -- clean by picking up litter on the street without pay since 1979.  
 
 
 
The all-women's college in Oakland goes on record saying it will accept transgender applicants who identify as female and high school students who don't claim either gender.