Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
Do you approve of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba?
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Chevron refinery incident draws criticism, raises concerns

The fire in the sky that emanated from Chevron's Richmond refinery Thursday night not only alarmed residents and elected leaders but cast fresh doubt on the area's medical emergency response capacity in the event of a major accident at the refinery.

Editorial: Chevron acks candor critical for gaining the trust of residents

Large flare at Chevron refinery; company says no emergency 

5 itineraries for the perfect Bay Area day

Just in time for that onslaught of holiday visitors, here are five reader-crafted itineraries to discover the best of the Bay Area, from Golden Gate Park to Devil's Slide. 
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Parents learn how to nurture at group-based Contra Costa program

Parents voluntarily choose to enroll in the free Nurturing Parenting Program provided by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County.  
( Josie Lepe )
Harbaugh's family, friends want him to take Michigan job

ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing 'sources close to the situation,' reported that San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have encouraged him to take the University of Michigan coaching job but that 'his heart is in the NFL.'
 
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Q&A: Rizikitoto's Suraya Shivji, 17, crowd-funds for African orphans

After teaching herself to program iPhone gaming apps and get them posted on Apple's app store, the Fremont teen is using them -- along with a crowd-funding campaign she began this year on her website, Rizikitoto -- to raise money for African orphans so they can become self sufficient.