Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?
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Life in prison for killing 'peace-loving hippie'

"As weak as this may sound, I would just like to take this moment to apologize," said Cody Nicosia, who was 16 when he strangled a Castro Valley woman whose home he intended to burglarize. 
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Oakland: 16 arrests in gang crackdown

Police said the two East Oakland gangs have been rivals for decades, engaging in killings, shootings and other crimes. 
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Davon Ellis killing: Person in custody

A person arrested for an unrelated crime in another city is also a person of interest in the fatal shooting on Saturday night of 14-year-old Davon Ellis, police said Thursday. 
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Jones-Drew announces retirement

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who struggled last season after arriving as a free agent, announced his retirement on Twitter Thursday. 
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LA superbug: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreads to second SoCal hospital

An antibiotic resistant superbug linked to a medical scope that's widely used has infected four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the second hospital in Southern California to report patients with the dangerous infections. 
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Update: Harrison Ford plane crash injuries 'moderate'

The “Star Wars” actor crash-landed a small vintage plane on a Venice Beach golf course. Reports say he was taken to a hospital with bloody gashes on his head. 
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'Being Mary Jane': Gabrielle Union relishes a career high point

Losing the role of Olivia Pope on 'Scandal' 'happened for a reason,' says Pleasanton native, who also talks of how Whitney Houston's death altered her focus. 
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Sunnyvale's Pharmacyclics sells for $21B to AbbVie

It took more than 20 years for Pharmacyclics to launch a blockbuster drug, but the payoff for its success was immense: The biotech company has agreed to be acquired by AbbVie for about $21 billion. 
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'Being Mary Jane': Gabrielle Union relishes a career high point

Losing the role of Olivia Pope on 'Scandal' 'happened for a reason,' says Pleasanton native, who also talks of how Whitney Houston's death altered her focus. 
(JONATHAN ALCORN/AFP/Getty Images)
Update: Harrison Ford plane crash injuries 'moderate'

The “Star Wars” actor crash-landed a small vintage plane on a Venice Beach golf course. Reports say he was taken to a hospital with bloody gashes on his head.