Talk Back: Afghanistan
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'Stingray' cell tracker gets increased scrutiny

The secrecy surrounding a military-grade cellphone-tracking device that's already being used in the Bay Area -- and arriving soon in Santa Clara and Alameda counties -- has come under increased scrutiny, with local governments, courts and lawmakers around the nation joining civil rights groups in a push to learn more about the potentially invasive technology. 
(Laura A. Oda/Staff)
Adjusting to Oakland's higher minimum wage

Oakland workers will greatly benefit from the minimum wage hike from $9 to $12.25 an hour, academics say, but business owners have struggled to handle the sudden payroll increase, some say.  
(LiPo Ching/Staff file photo)
Audrie Pott: Do boys share blame for teen's suicide?

Perhaps more illuminating than the accusations of depraved boys and irresponsible parents surrounding Audrie Pott's sexual assault and suicide will be the first-person testimonials about the complicated world of teenagers navigating a culture of drinking and drugs, sex and cellphones, body image and bullying, and bad behavior. 
BAY AREA NEWS
( Patrick Tehan )
St. Cesar? San Jose leaders propose Catholic sainthood for farm labor leader

Family members of labor leader Cesar Chavez led a march in his honor through the neighborhood where he once lived, and some supporters also used the birthday commemoration to revive a movement to make Chavez a Catholic saint. 
Celebrities
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work. 
SPORTS
(Brandon Dill/AP)
Steve Kerr's goal to keep Warriors rested, healthy

Having clinched the Western Conference's top seed, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is focusing on keeping his players healthy as they head tooward the postseason 
Spotlight
(Courtesy of Rich Cordes)
Keeping wild birds healthy is tricky business

Dosing water supplies is not a recommended treatment for dealing with outbreaks of disease among wild birds. 
BUSINESS
(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
Strong Bay Area economy powers surge for local credit unions

Credit unions in the Bay Area outperformed their counterparts statewide during 2014, a trend that underscores the strength of this region's economy, according to information released Friday by the California Credit Union League. 
(Courtesy of Rich Cordes)
Keeping wild birds healthy is tricky business

Dosing water supplies is not a recommended treatment for dealing with outbreaks of disease among wild birds. 
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.