Oakland Tribune editorial: Microbead ban needs Jerry Brown's signature
The colorful, tiny pieces of plastic that make cosmetics more pleasing to the eye look just like fish eggs to aquatic organisms and threaten the San Francisco Bay ecosystem
(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
Drummond: Senseless murder of muralist renews focus on fighting gun violence
The killing of muralist Antonio Ramos should spark renewed focus on fighting violent crime and finding solutions that work.
Guest commentary: Do we really support one another's differences?
Our Jewish community just ended the holiest time of the year for us, as we observed the holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Unlike our Christian neighbors, our holy days have not been declared federal holidays whereby our schools would be closed and families given time to celebrate together.
Robin Abcarian: Is Junipero Serra's sainthood a mixed blessing for Carmel-by-the-Sea?
CARMEL -- The first act of vandalism occurred at the north end of town, on the day Pope Francis canonized Father Junipero Serra. The weekly Carmel Pine Cone reported that someone had poured black paint on a statue of Serra, and that a neighbor had cleaned it up within hours.
Watch: House Speaker John Boehner vs. 'The Freedom Caucus'
What are the dynamics of the Republican Party in Congress following House Speaker John Boehner's resignation? Bloomberg's Phil Mattingly examines the Republican "Freedom Caucus" and the search for a new speaker of the house.
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Travel Top 10: Best Halloween theme park events
Boo! USA Today chose the nation's top 20 spooky theme park extravaganzas. Now you can vote on your favorites.
(Alan Silfen/Sony via AP)
Will Smith making music again
'Suicide Squad’ actor raps on Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta” remix.