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. 
(Damian Dovarganes/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. 
( 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