Talk Back: Minimum wage
Do you support the bill to raise the minimum wage in California?
  Yes
  No

(Tell us why or why not?)

( Kristopher Skinner )
Peterson: BART critics having a field day

The transit agency's missteps -- fake security cameras, "secret" bonuses and electrical surges -- are "not our finest hour" a BART director says. 
(Damian Dovarganes/AP)
New minimum wage expected to boost these firms

With wages rising and technology advancing and becoming cheaper, agriculture, restaurants and hotels are expected to turn more to automation.
 
( D. ROSS CAMERON )
Aldon Smith agrees to new deal with Raiders

Pass rusher Aldon Smith has agreed to a new contract with the Oakland Raiders; ESPN reporting that it's a two-year deal. 
( D. ROSS CAMERON )
Judge seizes Tribune Tower, other assets from man

Judge Julia Spain's order transferring control of the Tribune Tower and other Oakland properties and assets to a court-appointed receiver is the latest legal blow to Thomas Henderson, a 67-year-old Oakland resident, who has portrayed himself as a selfless job creator, but has been hounded by creditors and accused of bad faith dealings from former business partners. 
 
 
 
 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7