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?)
( Dan Honda )
Drought restrictions may end era: Bye-bye front lawn

The front lawn has a long history and a rich aesthetic, extending a grand invitation straight up to the front door, especially in upscale communities. But as California prepares to implement mandatory water restrictions, the front lawn's future may be dimming, especially in the environmentally progressive Bay Area. 
Surge in funding for Mental Health First Aid

Advocates say that a recent influx of Mental Health First Aid federal funding could make certification classes for Mental Health First Aid as widespread as CPR classes. 
( Anurag Chaudhary )
Anti-rape rap a hit from South Asia to Fremont

Female duo's "Rap Against Rape" garners more than 540,000 YouTube views in the past four weeks.  
( Doug Duran )
Kawakami: Warriors feel burden of being No. 1

The Golden State Warriors feel the burden that comes with being the top seed in the NBA playoffs in their close Game 1 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
West Contra Costa hospital's legacy of service remembered as closure nears

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.  
(Nhat V. Meyer)
San Francisco Giants fall to Arizona Diamondbacks

The San Francisco Giants looked like they are in need of that first day off of the season Monday, losing 5-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks 
SV150: Current tech boom is no dot-com bubble

Economists point to differences between the wild days of the dot-com boom and the full-throttled tech renaissance going on today in Silicon Valley, as evidenced by this newspaper's SV150 survey of the region's biggest companies by revenue.

Quinn: For most of SV150's history, HP dominated

Led by Apple, Silicon Valley becomes Wall Street's backbone

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