Talk Back: Freddie Gray
Do you think Baltimore authorities are right to treat Freddie Gray's death as a homicide?

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
First-ever mandatory water cuts for California

The State Water Resources Control Board approved the rules by a 5-0 vote, saying that requests for voluntary conservation haven't worked. The restrictions will start June 1. 
Concord rattled by another flurry of small earthquakes

A magnitude-3.6 earthquake shook Concord Wednesday morning, the latest of many earthquakes to be centered near the city since Sunday. 
(Kristopher Skinner, Bay Area News Group)
California's booming budget surplus to benefit schools

In the clearest sign yet that the Great California Recovery is proceeding on pace, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced Tuesday that the state budget surplus could be as much as $8 billion higher than estimated just four months ago.
Remembering the epitome of Raiders toughness

John Madden, Tom Flores, George Atkinson remember 1970s Oakland Raiders' fullback Marv Hubbard 
(Handout photo)
Google's loss is LinkedIn's gain as Mountain View reshapes tech district

Google's vision to build a grand new campus in its hometown city suffered a beating early Wednesday morning when the Mountain View City Council scrapped more than than 70 percent of the plan in favor of competing proposals by LinkedIn and other developers.