Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
Do you approve of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Dai Sugano)
Drugging our kids: A bold step away from heavy medication

Part 4 of the series: One doctor's daring approach allowed a troubled girl to emerge from years of a drug-induced haze. Could the success of that experiment provide a model for California to reconsider the use of psychiatric meds on foster children?  
Woman fatally shot on anniversary of brother's murder

An 18-year-old woman was killed in a double shooting in Martinez on Friday evening, on the fifth anniversary of her older brother's own brutal murder, police and family said.  
( Patrick Tehan )
Water pits neighbor against neighbor

In the rainiest December in decades, a small group of residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains community of Aldercroft Heights is protesting strict water limits and severe penalties imposed by the volunteers who run the neighborhood water board and fear the Los Gatos Creek that supplies their water could still run dry. 
( JOHN GREEN )
49ers blow 21-point lead in OT loss to Chargers

Long TD runs by Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick help San Francisco build a 21-point halftime lead after being eliminated from NFL playoff picture a week earlier, then Philip Rivers rallies San Diego late in the fourth quarter and the extra period. 
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49ers blow 21-point lead in OT loss to Chargers

Long TD runs by Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick help San Francisco build a 21-point halftime lead after being eliminated from NFL playoff picture a week earlier, then Philip Rivers rallies San Diego late in the fourth quarter and the extra period.