Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)

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High-end plans for market at Jack London Square

Cavernous space leased by developer of Ferry Building Marketplace and Napa's Oxbow, who envisions a similar upscale food market. 
(Rich Pedroncelli / AP)
Tougher water rules ahead for California?

Statewide, Californians cut water use 8.8 percent in January, according to new data released Tuesday by the State Water Resources Control Board. That's a far cry from the 20 percent water conservation target that Gov. Jerry Brown asked state residents to hit last year. 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Raiders release Branch, getting house in order

Free agency begins March 10; Raiders make cutting of oft-injured Tyvon Branch official. 
( Laura A. Oda )
Oakland Sears renovation bares original facade

A glimpse into the past and future of the former downtown Oakland Sears store was on display Tuesday as construction workers unveiled windows and a brick facade that had been covered in concrete since shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake. 
BAY AREA NEWS
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
CSU profs: Stagnant pay pushing us out of middle class

Low and stagnant salaries for CSU professors have amounted to a giant pay cut over the past 10 years, according to a white paper by the California Faculty Association 
Celebrities
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Paris Hilton's brother to plead guilty in plane assault

Conrad Hilton, the great-grandson of the Hilton Hotels founder threatened and attacked crew members of a London-to-Los Angeles flight last summer.  
SPORTS
( Patrick Tehan )
A's moving Coco Crisp to left field

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp says he's not thrilled by the idea of moving to left, but he understands why manager Bob Melvin is making the switch; Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry will platoon in center. 
(Matt Sayles/AP file)
Paris Hilton's brother to plead guilty in plane assault

Conrad Hilton, the great-grandson of the Hilton Hotels founder threatened and attacked crew members of a London-to-Los Angeles flight last summer.