Talk Back: Hillary Clinton
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Editorial: Backroom politics erode confidence in Concord Naval Weapons Station planning

Twice now, Concord City Manager Valerie Barone made last-minute changes that cast shadows over the integrity Naval Weapons Station planning process. It's unclear if she acted on her own, as she claims, or under pressure from the council. It is clear that she misled the public, which is inexcusable. 
The Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, has been spreading throughout Brazil and neighboring countries, putting more concerns for the Olympics this summer, and some cases are discovered in the United States.  
If BART officials and unions want voter support for a planned multi-billion-dollar bond measure, they should heed the calls of 32 elected East Bay officials to negotiate a new labor deal before the November election.  
Drummond: Preparing for a silver tsunami

Hotel Oakland launches a new wellness program for senior residents to promote health and reduce medical costs 
(Nate Beeler)
Cartoons: New Hampshire contenders (and pretenders)

The New Hampshire primary takes place today which can be pivotal for the likes of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. 
Feb. 9 letters to the editor

Football dangerous, but is too big to banWith the hoopla surrounding Super Bowl 50, the news that Ken Stabler had chronic traumatic encephalopathy shines more needed light on the health dangers of playing football. 
Guest commentary: Southern Alameda needs proposed Niles Canyon trail

As the county supervisors who represent eastern and southern Alameda County, we are committed to building public support for a unique transportation project that would promote exercise and recreation, preserve precious natural resources and protect public safety. 
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( 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 
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Beyonce also rejected Coldplay's offer to collaborate

Like David Bowie, Beyonce rejected Coldplay over a song she didn’t think was good, before finally collaborating on 'Hymn for the Weekend.’