Talk Back: Minimum wage
Do you support the bill to raise the minimum wage in California?

(Tell us why or why not?)

( Kristopher Skinner )
Peterson: BART critics having a field day

The transit agency's missteps -- fake security cameras, "secret" bonuses and electrical surges -- are "not our finest hour" a BART director says. 
(Nick Ut/AP)
New minimum wage expected to boost these firms

With wages rising and technology advancing and becoming cheaper, agriculture, restaurants and hotels are expected to turn more to automation.
Aldon Smith agrees to new deal with Raiders

Pass rusher Aldon Smith has agreed to a new contract with the Oakland Raiders; ESPN reporting that it's a two-year deal. 
Judge seizes Tribune Tower, other assets from man

Judge Julia Spain's order transferring control of the Tribune Tower and other Oakland properties and assets to a court-appointed receiver is the latest legal blow to Thomas Henderson, a 67-year-old Oakland resident, who has portrayed himself as a selfless job creator, but has been hounded by creditors and accused of bad faith dealings from former business partners. 
UC: More Californians admitted this year

After a state audit attacked the University of California for admitting more out-of-state students as it turned away record numbers of Californians, the university on Monday announced freshman admissions offers to Californians rose from last year by nearly 15 percent. 
Gray misses start; A's drop opener to White Sox

Sonny Gray was scratched from his opening night start thanks to food poisoning; That left it to Rich Hill to start, and he lasted 22/3 innings in what turned out to be a 4-3 White Sox win over Oakland,  
Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP eerily silent on guns at Republican National Convention

So do you think guns should be allowed at the Republican National Convention? Granted, the question is moot. On Monday, the Secret Service announced that only its agents and Cleveland police will be allowed to bring firearms into Quicken Loans Arena when the GOP assembles there this summer. 
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Anchor Brewing, San Francisco Giants collaborate on an Orange Splash Lager

Baseball and beer go together like ... the Giants and the World Series in an even year. Now Anchor Brewing has teamed up with the San Francisco team to create a citrusy, orange-hued lager for baseball season. Here's the scoop. 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7