Talk Back: Afghanistan
Do you think President Obama was right to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)

( JANE TYSKA )
Programs break cycle of incarceration

Ronald Broach gets a kick when ex-felons he knows from Santa Rita Jail and a Soledad prison are surprised to learn that he's the one who's going to help them find a job. 
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
State's first-ever mandatory water reductions

Snow surveyers announced Wednesday that no snow was found at measuring site -- the first time in 75 years of measurements at the Phillips snow course. tThis shatters the previous low record of 25 percent, set last year and in 1977.  
( ARIC CRABB )
Oakland teachers rally, march for better pay

Teachers admit they have great benefits, but they say the pay is at rock bottom. 
Religious law overshadows Final Four

Indiana set to host Final Four but basketball championships are overshadowed by backlash over religious freedom law. 
Celebrities
( Alberto E. Rodriguez )
Will Forte and January Jones dating

Forte, a former Lafayette resident, has been stepping out with his 'Last Man on Earth' co-star, reports say. 
SPORTS
(Doug Duran)
Giants' Bumgarner just the same ol' Bum

Madison Bumgarner hasn't been fazed in the slightest with all the offseason attention he's garnered. 
BUSINESS
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Tech firms give ambassadors crash course in Silicon Valley culture

More governments around the world are confronting the challenge of managing Bay Area imports such as the 'sharing economy' of ride-hailing apps and e-commerce.
 
( Alberto E. Rodriguez )
Will Forte and January Jones dating

Forte, a former Lafayette resident, has been stepping out with his 'Last Man on Earth' co-star, reports say.