One factor in the A’s recent struggles on offense has been their handling of their best scoring opportunities. Going into Monday, the A’s were hitless in their past 15 plate appearances with the bases loaded.

In wine parlance, it’s called “passing the glass.” As aging baby boomers taper off their wine consumption, the millennial generation is poised to pick up the slack, according to a new UC Davis survey of California wine executives.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Fifth-generation Californian, novelist and essayist Joan Didion, who was born and raised in Sacramento, will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Oct. 1.

A bill aimed at opening a private beach to public access puts Gov. Jerry Brown in the middle of class war.

Sometime in the near future, San Francisco Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper might email team manager Bruce Bochy a photo of one of the two World Series rings the men have in common. It’s Kuiper’s way of reminding Bochy they’ve had some pretty good times.

The San Juan Unified School District has set a community meeting for 6:30 p.m. Wednesdayto discuss the fate of the aging Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights and how a closure may affect other schools in the district.

Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac's RBI single in the top of the 13th inning highlighted a three-run frame that gave the San Francisco Giants a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said.

OAKLAND -- A’s right-hander Jeff Samardzija grinned when asked how he’s feeling in this, the final week of the regular season.

Jeff Samardzija has waited for another chance to pitch in the playoffs, and he is enjoying every part of being in a pennant race again.

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is expected in federal court for a final hearing before his trial begins next week.

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head.

Instead of simply opposing school bonds they don’t like, representatives from the Sacramento Taxpayers Association have been meeting with Sacramento County school districts since early summer to collaborate on them.

For the second time in two years, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a federal judge must order the release of one of three men found guilty for the 1999 murder of a beloved Sacramento minister and gay rights activist, unless local prosecutors want to retry him, because he was denied his constitutional right to an attorney while under police questioning.

Twice, prosecutors said, Reshay Tiara Mott and Elliton Jaytwan Varnado clicked through the want ads on Craigslist and found a couple of easy robbery marks in men who were on the prowl for some sexual entertainment.

Every day for the last week, Fred and Diana Adams have made their way to an Apple Hill winery to peer across a vast, forested canyon and see if their house has been consumed by the King fire.

Dan Bunz played eight NFL seasons. He gave his mind, body and soul to the game, enduring shoulder, back and knee injuries that still make him wince just crawling out of bed. He suffered more concussions than he has fingers. He frets over memory loss and the toll it might take on his family.

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

Experts say a giant mudslide at Mount Shasta over the weekend likely stemmed from an unusual glacier melt. Forest Service officials suspect California’s prolonged drought is at play.

His players may have complained about the officiating after being penalized for 107 yards in Arizona, but Jim Harbaugh tried his best to steer clear of the blame game during his Monday press conference.

An area man is dead after crashing his 1932 Ford Model B hot rod Monday in the foothill community of Somerset.

James Monroe Powell, a cheerful man with a tireless work ethic who shined shoes for bigwigs at the state Capitol for half a century, died Sept. 7, his family said. He was 98.

In the past few years, the head count at Aon Risk Solutions’ Central California office has been growing by 15 to 20 percent annually, so senior vice president Alex Michon basically never stops looking for account executives and account managers.

The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.

In a newly released TV ad, Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott rolls his wheelchair over a large map of the United States from California to the Texas border. “Every week businesses leave California to escape high taxes and strangling regulations,” Abbott says in the ad. “They come to Texas because we keep taxes low and regulations reasonable.”

A wharf caught fire at the Port of Los Angeles, forcing the evacuation of more than 800 people from a warehouse and two terminals and the removal of ships and boats from the area.

Last week was a triumphant one for Valley High School. On Wednesday, Chris Hoffman returned to a familiar south Sacramento campus, greeted by a rousing ovation from students welcoming the new superintendent of the Elk Grove Unified School District. Hoffman was a football team captain at Valley in the late 1980s. He said sports helped mold him, a message fourth-year coach Dave Filan preaches to his players.

Elk Grove police will meet with residents of the city’s west side at a community forum 6 p.m. Thursday at Elk Grove City Council Chambers.

Fresh off appearances in the Bay Area, butcher Danny Johnson of Taylor’s Market will display his skills back home at the Farm-to-Fork Festival this weekend.

President Barack Obama expressed confidence Monday in the Secret Service, as authorities launched inquiries into how an armed man made it to the front door of the White House, a man with hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his nearby car and an alleged history of interest in the executive mansion.

U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges.

The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that he will demand an international resolution that would set a timetable for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories when he speaks to the U.N. General Assembly this week.

A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates equal protection rights.

A Southern California man who allegedly dragged his puppy behind a pickup truck and then ran it over has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

Property damaged in the King fire is eligible to immediate property tax relief the El Dorado County assessors office announced Monday.

The A’s are in the unusual situation of facing three straight left-handed starters in their final home series against the Los Angeles Angels. They get C.J. Wilson in tonight’s opener, Wade LeBlanc tomorrow and Hector Santiago on Wednesday.

Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.

Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

Two new additions and one holdover will fill the void left by Thomas, who is now with Phoenix.

A commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska on Monday, officials said.

A former security screener who helped smuggle drugs through Los Angeles International Airport has been sentenced to more than 6 ½ years in federal prison.

Eric "The Actor" Lynch, whose fear of werewolves, love of professional wrestling and angry, often foul-mouthed rants endeared him to fans of Howard Stern's radio show for more than a decade, has died at age 39.

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