Richmond: Bond downgrade could cost city $10 million

10/09/2015 12:19 PM PDT
The recent downgrade of Richmond's credit rating will result in the city issuing new bonds at a higher interest rate, costing taxpayers an estimated $10 million over the next two decades. 
Crude oil exports: House votes to lift 40-year-old ban, despite Obama veto threat
10/09/2015 11:05 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. 

Oregon pot stores sell more than $11 million in first 5 days
10/09/2015 12:06 PM PDT - The Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association estimates that marijuana stores sold more than $11 million of marijuana during the state's first week of legal recreational sales.  

Why do terrorists love the Toyota Hilux?
10/09/2015 10:04 AM PDT - Every time an insurgency threatens U.S. interests in the Middle East, a familiar question always seems to follow: Where do they get their Toyota pickup trucks? 

Pressure on Rep. Paul Ryan to run for House speaker
10/09/2015 08:55 AM PDT - he pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign for the post.  

Daniel Borenstein: Latest Chuck Reed pension initiatives address attorney general's past concerns
10/09/2015 07:45 AM PDT - Two possible measures to contain retirement costs do not affect current public employees' "vested rights." 

Concord city attorney's death leaves weapons station project in limbo
10/09/2015 07:39 AM PDT - City Attorney Mark Coon died Tuesday in an apparent suicide. At the time of his death, Coon was writing a report on an investigation into allegations that one of the developers vying to manage the Concord Naval Weapons Station project improperly lobbied city council members.  

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill stemming from 2013 Castro Valley care home case
10/09/2015 07:26 AM PDT - Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday a bill that would require applicants looking to get licensed to run an residential care facility for the elderly to disclose prior ownerships of any type of facility in any state. 

Tunisia groups win Nobel Peace Prize for building democracy
10/09/2015 07:24 AM PDT - A collective of civil society groups in Tunisia was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for promoting democracy after the nation's Arab Spring uprising, work that helped prevent a bloody conflict similar to those that followed revolts elsewhere in the region.  

Field Poll: Two Democrats in lead for U.S. Senate race
10/09/2015 07:28 AM PDT - Two well-known Democrats are well ahead of three little-known Republicans in next year's race to succeed Senator Barbara Boxer, a new Field Poll finds. 

(Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)
Ravens tailgate fare: Baltimore crab cakes

When the 49ers meet the Ravens on the gridiron Oct. 18, serve up a dash of Baltimore flavor with these Maryland crab cakes.