Two years after Richmond's effort to tax sugary drinks went down to resounding defeat, Berkeley and San Francisco look to make history on Nov. 4  
Two longtime incumbents and four challengers are seeking election to the two seats on the San Lorenzo Unified school board.  
Polls show Rebecca Kaplan the overwhelming favorite to win Oakland mayor's race. Her campaign works to maintain focus amid the hype  
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Review: 'Birdman' soars with innovative brilliance

With a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis, this surreal head-tripper is one of 2014's most innovative movies, an energetic and exciting existential black comedy that's challenging yet accessible and wildly successful in the risks it takes.