- San Francisco officials declare that the payroll and stock-option tax breaks granted to Twitter and other companies -- to get them to move to the long-depressed mid-Market Street area -- have been a big win for city revenues. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Amid protests, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation legalizing and regulating Airbnb short-term rentals in San Francisco. But the fight's not over: Airbnb opponents, who warn the new ordinance will exacerbate the city's affordable housing crisis, say they'll launch a ballot campaign to repeal it.
- Police are investigating how a big-rig driver struck and killed a teenager riding his bike to school in Cupertino. (San Jose Mercury News)
- For many voters deciding between mayoral hopefuls Sam Liccardo and Dave Cortese, the top issue is residential crime and what the candidates plan to do about it. (Beth Willon, KQED News)
- An official-looking election guide that purports to show the ideological positions of candidates relative to President Barack Obama and 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney is being sent to voters in two California congressional districts. The ersatz guides, from political science researchers at Stanford and Dartmouth, were also sent to voters in Montana, where they've prompted an investigation into possible campaign-law violations. (Los Angeles Times, Talking Points Memo)
- With eight days to go until Election Day, Gov. Jerry Brown officially hits the campaign trail -- sort of. (John Myers, KQED News)
- Political reporter Josh Richman of the Bay Area News Group takes a look at Neel Kashkari's very untraditional GOP campaign for governor and suggests that the effort could shift the strategy of future Republican candidates in California.
- Company towns: In Richmond, Chevron has poured millions of dollars into a campaign to elect a company-friendly slate of city officials. Something similar is happening in Anaheim, where Disney has spent more than $500,000 to elect City Council candidates who support a streetcar line it wants built. (Richmond Confidential, Orange County Register)
- Viral candidacy: Peter Liu, a self-described multimillionaire whose official campaign portrait shows him posing with what appears to be a semiautomatic pistol, is one of 15 candidates running for Oakland City Council. Thanks to a San Francisco Chronicle video interview on his policy stands, he's now the only one in the field featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch:
- UCSF lab works to unravel the past and future that might be revealed in the Ebola virus's DNA. (San Jose Mercury News)
- In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie defends his draconian Ebola quarantine policy as scientists condemn it. (The New York Times)
- And one more from the Times, which over the past couple of months has crafted an absorbing portrait of the grim reality of life at the heart of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa: How the wish to do more to help the afflicted in Liberia collides with poverty and the lack of basic resources.
- The Giants secret to postseason success on the road? Sleep first, then travel. (San Jose Mercury News)
- If the World Series goes to a seventh game, the Giants say ace Madison Bumgarner will be available out of the bullpen.
- Giant memories: A lifelong fan of baseball's Giants -- the New York Giants, who ceased to exist in 1958 -- ponders his long-lost love. (Beyond Chron)
- Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters who broke the Watergate scandal, talk about the editor who made it possible: The Ben Bradlee we knew: Friend, fierce editor and truth-seeker, above all. (Washington Post)