Talk Back: Global warming
Will the international global warming conference in Paris be a success?

(Tell us why or why not?)

(Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)
Richmond: City, school district racing the clock to set up Internet

The West Contra Costa school district has a plan to give every student a tablet to use at home. But the plan is complicated by the fact that in some neighborhoods, like the Iron Triangle, as many as 40 percent of residents don't have an Internet connection.

More education and school news 

(Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Salvation Army aids in woman's recovery

The Salvation Army became a lifeline for Gloria Padilla, who leaned on the organization after struggling to pay her mortgage and put food on the table when she lost her job and her husband fell ill and was off work for a while.  
( Bruce Manuel )
2015 holiday TV guide

TV unleashes a blizzard of holiday-themed specials, movies and animated treats. 
(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Carr experiences more growing pains

Oakland Raiders have managed a grand total of 27 points in back-to-back losses to Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. 
(Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Seasoned Collector: Holiday 2015 historic home tours, antique shopping

Holiday events are scheduled at historic Bay Area homes, from McConaghy House in Hayward to Ainsley House in Campbell. Plus, a roundup of holiday teas and shopping events.