Talk Back: High-speed rail
Are you happy that the state Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of high-speed rail to begin?
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Pittsburg's Opal Thompson, state's oldest resident, dies at 113

Oklahoma native and longtime Long Beach resident, drove until she was 105 years old; she lived for past seven years in Pittsburg. 
DA will retry former Concord teacher Joseph Martin in molestation case

Former Woodside Elementary School teacher will be retried next month despite previous jury acquitting the Martinez resident on 21 counts and deadlocking on other 95 counts. 
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A's and San Jose agree on 7-year deal -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

The Oakland baseball club and its long-time Silicon Valley suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations on a new ballpark for up to another seven years as San Jose tries to win approval from the courts or the MLB for the A's move south. 
Celebrities
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s. 
SPORTS
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World Series: Buster Posey and the art of catching

From Tim Hudson to Tim Lincecum to Jake Peavy and Sergio Romo, the San Francisco Giants pitchers sound off on MVP catcher Buster Posey 

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Quinn: Criticism of egg freezing benefit is misguided

Rather than seeing two enlightened companies offering a valuable perk for female employees, critics warn that Apple and Facebook are trying to squeeze more work out of women by making it easier for them to put motherhood on ice.  
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.