Talk Back: Gun laws
Do you think stricter gun laws would help prevent mass shootings?

(Tell us why or why not?)

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El Niño: So when will it start raining?

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Watch: Bay Bridge light show reinstalled

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High-flying Santa Cruz Mountain adventures

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John Stamos reportedly took date rape drug

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