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    Talk Back: Iran relations
    Do you believe U.S.-Iranian negotiations will stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Dai Sugano )
    State lawmakers considering overhaul of foster care

    The California Legislature will consider a major overhaul this year of how the state cares for thousands of traumatized foster children, a sweeping effort to curb the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in foster care.

    Special Report: Drugging Our Kids 

    (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
    Bay Bridge radar beacon broken, increasing oil spill risk

    The beacon, which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers, has failed to work properly since Dec. 17. 
    San Pablo: Killer proclaims innocence, sentenced to life

    "You didn't just kill my son, you killed a family," the mother of DeJuan McDonald wrote in a statement to Donte Smith, who was convicted last month of first-degree murder and attempted murder. 
    ( Rick Bowmer )
    Warriors fall to Jazz, no longer have NBA's best record

    The Golden State Warriors fell to the Utah Jazz on Friday and no longer own the best record in the NBA, a distinction that now belongs to the Atlanta Hawks 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
    Despite objections, Livermore lab to fire world's largest laser at plutonium

    Anti-nuclear and environmental groups had sought to halt tests on non-weapons grade plutonium at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Lab. 
    SPORTS
    ( MAL FAIRCLOUGH )
    Serena Williams wins 6th Australian Open, 19th major title

    Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.
     
    Spotlight
    (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
    10 best new Bay Area restaurants

    Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
    BUSINESS
    (Patrick Tehan)
    Q&A: Jasper CEO Jahangir Mohammed, on the Internet of Things

    Jahangir Mohammed founded cloud-based software company Jasper after a experiencing car problems on a fishing trip to Lake Tahoe. Now he helps industries take their products into the cloud and the Internet of Things. 
    (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
    10 best new Bay Area restaurants

    Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
    Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

    The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.