Talk Back: International trade
Do you favor Congress giving President Barack Obama so-called fast-track authority for international trade deals?

(Tell us why or why not?)
California water saving mandate shrinks cuts for some cities

State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others.  
(The photo was contributed by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department)
Livermore: Distraught woman rescued

First responders cling to a struggling woman as she dangles off an overpass 50 feet above railroad tracks before being hauled to safety. 
Warbling and bad puns in Piedmont

Piedmont High School celebrates milestone for birdcalling contest. 
(José Carlos Fajardo)
Thompson: Curry more than 3-point shooter

Stephen Curry is more than a 3-point shooter, and so are his Golden State Warriors.
West Contra Costa hospital's legacy of service remembered as closure nears

04/18/2015 05:53 PM PDT
Tuesday's planned closing of Doctors Medical Center will mark the final blow after years of financial struggles, punctuated with last-minute, stopgap funding infusions, and a downsizing that saw the elimination of several units over the past two decades.