Talk Back: Gay marriage bans
Do you think the Supreme Court will find gay marriage bans in several states unconstitutional?

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Oakland has backing of MLB but stadium deal still far from done

After Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he was hopeful about getting a stadium deal done for the A's in Oakland, A's co-owner Lew Wolff said he was "re-energized" about Oakland, but still not ready to proclaim it the front-runner for a new ballpark. 
(Sean Connelley/Staff file photo)
Longtime advocate for sex workers dies

Shannon Williams, the former Berkeley High School teacher whose arrest on prostitution charges more than a decade ago gained national attention and who later became an advocate for legal sex work, died unexpectedly last week, according to her family. 
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Plan to raise Shasta Dam takes hit from biologists

Biologists at the main federal agency that oversees the Endangered Species Act have concluded that they cannot endorse a $1.1 billion plan to raise the height of the dam at California's largest reservoir, Shasta Lake, because of its impact on endangered salmon. 
Bulls end Warriors home winning streak

Warriors can't hold off Bulls, see home winning streak end at 19 games 
Vallejo economic development director bound for Oakland

01/27/2015 11:14 PM PST
Vallejo Community & Economic Development Director Mark Sawicki is leaving the city for a similar position in Oakland, after a little more than a year on the job. 
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Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark

“The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.