Talk Back: Executive action
Do you support President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Richmond woman winning battle against brain cancer

Patient has outlived her five-year survival diagnosis by seven years, will run in inaugural "Join the Voices!" brain cancer event in San Francisco on Sunday  
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Wolverton: Gifts for tech geeks who have 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. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Thompson: Murray could've helped Raiders' running game weeks ago

Running Back Latavius Murray kick-starts Oakland's offense in 24-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs 
(Evan Vucci/Associated Press)
Drummond: Cosby allegations getting deserved attention

More than a dozen women said they were drugged and sexually assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby a decade ago, but no one paid attention until now. 
BAY AREA NEWS
Oakland author's irreverent, witty book mixes literature, texting

The book is a witty, irreverent yet loving look at works of literature -- from Gilgamesh to Harry Potter -- that could only have been created in an age when texting has become a default way of communicating. 
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( Victor Obeck )
Holiday decorations: How to make a wreath

Here are tips on creating a beautiful, unique holiday wreath. (Our advice: Do a test run soon. If you don't like the results, there's still time to sign up for a Bay Area wreath-making workshops.)  

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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. 
( Victor Obeck )
Holiday decorations: How to make a wreath

Here are tips on creating a beautiful, unique holiday wreath. (Our advice: Do a test run soon. If you don't like the results, there's still time to sign up for a Bay Area wreath-making workshops.)