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(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
Lights! Camera! Action! Staging homes fattens sale prices

To help speed deals along and incite the inevitable bidding wars, home sales are staged by designers who serve up dreams to the gentry of Silicon Valley and beyond.

Real Estate: Browse transactions, home-selling tips 

(Kirstina Sangsahachart)
Top 'challenging' high schools listed

Six area high schools scored in the top 1 percent of schools ranked nationally for challenging average students, in a survey conducted annually by the Washington Post. 
(Jody Kurash/AP)
Google exec killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

The 33-year-old Google executive, died Saturday in the 7.9 magnitude quake that struck Nepal, triggering an avalanche on Mt. Everest, where Fredinburg was a member of a climbing party.  
(Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
Review: Kacey Musgraves gives fans enchanting night of music

Kacey Musgraves thrilled fans at the Fox Theater in Oakland. 
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Alameda: Doolittle Raiders honored with Congressional Gold Medal

The Doolittle Raiders who struck a blow for democracy on behalf of an American public thirsty for revenge after the Pearl Harbor attack were honored Saturday aboard the USS Hornet in a ceremony acknowledging the Congressional Gold Medal.  
SPORTS
(David Zalubowski/AP)
Giants-Rockies postponed Sunday due to weather

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies planned a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Coors Field in Sunday. 
BUSINESS
(Karl Mondon)
Automakers rev up innovation in the Bay Area

Car companies ranging from General Motors to Mercedes have set up shop in the nation's hotbed of technology and innovation for a dose of inspiration -- and a little wheeling and dealing -- as they hash out how their vehicles will connect to the Internet, interact with users and drive themselves safely.