Talk Back: Global warming
Will the international global warming conference in Paris be a success?

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Share the Spirit: Salvation Army aids in woman's recovery

The Salvation Army became a lifeline for Gloria Padilla, who leaned on the organization after struggling to pay her mortgage and put food on the table when she lost her job and her husband fell ill and was off work for a while.  
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Two-alarm fire damages home in rural Contra Costa

A ranch-style home near Danville is damaged in a fire on Saturday.  
(Brent Lewis/The Denver Post)
Warriors' Barnes doubtful for Saturday night

Forward Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors doubtful for Saturday night's game against the Sacramento Kings because of a sprained ankle. 
(LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)
Get down to earth with gravity hills

There are places in this world where seeing is deceiving, where logic's left hanging, and sure-footed senses are not always on the level. This does not merely refer to the sensation one feels when observing Bay Area real estate prices. Rather, we're talking about gravity hills.  
(Mark DuFrene/Bay Area News Group)
California fitness: Only 1 in 3 seventh-graders pass

California students are less fit than they were in 2014, although they're marginally in better shape than five years ago. The percentage of students who met all six of the state's fitness goals declined in all three grades tested.  
(Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
Mobile devices blur lines between online and in-store shopping on Black Friday

A growing number of shoppers are using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to finish their holiday shopping while also browsing items in person on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Larger screens on smartphones, more mobile-friendly sites and buy buttons on social networks are making shopping on the go easier than ever this year.  
( Square Enix )
Review: 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' continues Lara Croft's rebooted adventure

Latest release in the Lara Croft franchise wisely plays off the 2013 reboot, exploring how that game's traumatic events have affected the young heroine.