( Gary Reyes )
How well are teachers being taught?

The Obama administration wants to improve teacher training so that newly minted teachers arrive prepared to teach and able to deliver high-quality instruction. Credential programs devote too little time to instructing teachers on how to teach, critics say, and too many teachers — 40 percent — leave the profession in the first five years, in part because they’re unable to handle a complex, tough job.
 
( ARIC CRABB )
Black Diamond mine tours are open again

Four free open houses are held each year, but tours also can be reserved at minimal cost. 
(Gary Reyes, Bay Area News Group)
Lottery winner, store owner fight over $1 million

Instead of dipping into the money for a family vacation in Hawaii and banking the rest for early retirement, the 53-year-old mother of five is gearing up for a court battle with the owner of USA Liquors. 
( Patrick Tehan )
Coco Crisp isn't thrilled by move to left field

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp says he's not thrilled by the idea of moving to left, but he understands why manager Bob Melvin is making the switch; Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry will platoon in center. 
Nhat V. Meyer
The 49ers' removal of a Jim Harbaugh exhibit from their museum has raised some eyebrows this week  
 
 
JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO
Free agency begins March 10; Raiders make cutting of oft-injured Tyvon Branch official.  
 
 
03/04/2015 11:41 PM PST - Stephen Curry sparks a second-half surge as the Golden State Warriors defeat the Milwaukee Bucks  
 
 
 
 
 
Jurors in a high-profile sex discrimination case got a deeper look into the challenges women face in venture capital and the rarity of anyone -- man or woman -- getting a promotion at venture firms when the group of 12 on Wednesday had the chance to question one of the lead witnesses.

Live blog: Testimony continues, 9 a.m. Thursday

Wednesday's live blog recap: Doerr backed Pao, but says she wasn't a team player  

 
 
Robert Voets
People are losing their underwear, some by accident, some on purpose. And one tribe manages a brilliant blindside, fully clothed.  
 
 
Catharine Hamm/Los Angeles Times/MCT
Forget the casino buffet. These days Reno's all about craft distilleries, farm-to-fork restaurants and a buzzy art scene.  
 
 
( Randy McMullen )
Review: Updated 'Cinderella' keeps its old-fashion charm

The touring Broadway musical includes some contemporary messages about girl power, but it's the traditional fairy tale that makes the show worthwhile; it plays at Broadway San Jose through March 8.