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    Talk Back: Executive action
    Do you support President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    University of California: The hidden cost of tuition hikes

    If the University of California hikes its fees, defying the governor's tuition freeze, students won't be the only ones footing the bill. Taxpayers would likely end up paying an extra $45 million next year alone, and at least $250 million more annually by 2019 -- for their share of the rising costs. 
    (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
    Richmond's vacant council seat could prove pivotal

    With the triumph of Tom Butt as mayor and the full slate of three "Team Richmond" progressive candidates in the Nov. 4 election, the question of where real power resides in the new Richmond City Council could come down to the decision of whom to appoint to the pivotal council seat vacated by Butt's ascent. 
    (JOSIE LEPE)
    Report: Giants lose Pablo Sandoval to Red Sox

    San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has reportedly agreed to a free-agent contract with the Boston Red Sox 
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    Stylish 1958 Imperial was considered "America's finest car"

    In 1958, Tom McCahill, famous automotive writer for Mechanix Illustrated, said the 1958 Imperial was "America's finest car." The year before, when the Imperial "Forward Look" was introduced, Motor Life magazine wrote, "The most beautiful car of the year was the title many people felt the new 
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    Thanksgiving hotlines: Dial up turkey cooking help

    The Thanksgiving feast help lines are gearing up to help anxious cooks tame the (turkey) beast. Meanwhile, Ghirardelli Square is prepping for El Mercado and 'O, Molé Night,' a weekend-long extravaganza by La Cocina. 

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    Wolverton: Tech gifts for the geek who already has everything

    These days, your loved ones probably have smartphones, big-screen TVs and laptops, and probably a tablet and a video game console or two. So what do you get your geeks if they have all that? Well, in my book, it’s time to focus on accessories — or on completely unrelated gadgets. 
    ( Jacques Torres Chocolate )
    Thanksgiving hotlines: Dial up turkey cooking help

    The Thanksgiving feast help lines are gearing up to help anxious cooks tame the (turkey) beast. Meanwhile, Ghirardelli Square is prepping for El Mercado and 'O, Molé Night,' a weekend-long extravaganza by La Cocina.