School bus company a no-show for Oakland special education students

The school district is apologizing to parents of special education students who were left on the side of the road this week when a new school bus vendor failed to pick them up, calling the situation 'embarrassing and unacceptable.' 
Live updates: Raiders vs. Seahawks, Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Oakland Raiders finish up the preseason by hosting the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Keep up with all the action with our live Twitter feed. 
Newark: Teacher reprimanded for nasty tweets about students

On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher was explicit about her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, "make my trigger finger itchy." 
Bay Area stowaway says she's mentally ill, targeted by police

A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.  
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The Oakland Raiders finish up the preseason by hosting the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Keep up with all the action with our live Twitter feed.  
 
 
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The Warriors reportedly agreed to a deal with free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa, ESPN.com reported Thursday morning  
 
 
Two sisters experience roll of the dice in years surrounding WWII  
 
 
Focusing on things you're grateful for will help break the habit of envying co-workers.  
 
 
Google said Thursday that it's working on building unmanned flying drones to deliver packages and supplies.  
 
 
Ongoing corrosion tests show more than 2,300 metal parts installed on the bridge should be protected, but do not have to be replaced.  
 
 
 
Nurses and physicians, more concerned with protecting unsustainable jobs than ensuring adequate emergency service, continue demanding that Doctors remain a full-service hospital. But, a satellite emergency department remains the only realistic solution.