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.  
( Hannah Foslien )
Adrian Peterson a Raider? Don't count on it

Once upon a time I scoffed at a report that Randy Moss would be traded to the Raiders and ended up regretting it when it turned out the then fledgling Web site was right. 
Warbling and bad puns in Piedmont

Piedmont High School celebrates milestone for birdcalling contest. 
(José Carlos Fajardo)
Warriors hold off Pelicans

The Golden State Warriors run out to a 25-point third-quarter lead, then hang on to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1 of their first-round NBA playoff series.
West Contra Costa hospital's legacy of service remembered as closure nears

04/18/2015 03:58 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.