Talk Back: Afghanistan
Do you think President Obama was right to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?
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 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
 
 
 
 
(Laura A. Oda/Staff)
Adjusting to Oakland's higher minimum wage

Oakland workers will greatly benefit from the minimum wage hike from $9 to $12.25 an hour, academics say, but business owners have struggled to handle the sudden payroll increase, some say.  
 
Scrutiny surrounds 'stingray' cell tracker

The secrecy surrounding a military-grade cellphone-tracking device that's already being used in the Bay Area -- and arriving soon in Santa Clara and Alameda counties -- has come under increased scrutiny, with local governments, courts and lawmakers around the nation joining civil rights groups in a push to learn more about the potentially invasive technology. 
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Bunny caper at day care center has happy ending

Three bunnies were returned to the day care center at Valle Verde Elementary in Walnut Creek after security video revealed that some teens had hopped the fence and snatched the fluffy creatures from their hutch. 
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Barnidge: The end for Doctors Medical Center?

Emotions run high as the West County hospital's expected closure draws near. 
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(JANE TYSKA/Staff)
Businesses, workers adjusting to Oakland's higher minimum wage

03/28/2015 10:04 AM PDT
Oakland workers will greatly benefit from the minimum wage hike from $9 to $12.25 an hour, academics say, but business owners have struggled to handle the sudden payroll increase, some say.  
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.