Talk Back: Gay marriage bans
Do you think the Supreme Court will find gay marriage bans in several states unconstitutional?
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BART rider satisfaction lowest in 16 years

Hot, crowded cars, dirty seats and carpets, top the list of complaints in new BART passenger survey released Thursday 
(Dan Honda)
Ex-CEO charged with falsifying late wife's will

Stephen King, former head of the oil giant's South African operation, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Contra Costa court on five felony charges involving his deceased wife, who also served as a Chevron executive, and her estate. 
( Gary Reyes )
Driest January in history

With high-pressure system parked off the West Coast for the whole month, fears that the 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge' in 2014 that led to the third year of California's historic drought may have returned. 
( Patrick Tehan )
Solutions outlined for state parks

California's venerable state parks -- from sunny Los Angeles beaches to towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains -- are under "serious stress" and suffering from declining budgets, shorter hours, higher fees, a $1.3 billion maintenance backlog and outdated technology.  
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( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
BUSINESS
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Bay Area house flippers face lean year, economists say

Buying and reselling homes quickly at a profit is slowing down in the Bay Area due to declining foreclosures, slowing price gains and competition from regular buyers, a study released Thursday by Trulia showed. Professionals agree — it’s slim pickings out there. 
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
(AP Photo/CBS, Lou Bopp)
David Letterman wants Jay Leno to appear on show

Former “Tonight Show” host has been invited to appear with old rival before CBS host retires in May.