Talk Back: Stock market
Do the wild fluctuations of the stock market make you concerned about the economy?
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(Tell us why or why not?)
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Richmond sees spike in homicides, robberies

Police blame the homicide increase on a gang dispute and other crimes on the transfer of nonviolent offenders to local prisons. 
Concord: Petition against sex predator

Concord neighbors on the 1500 block of Amhurst Way and surrounding areas have started a petition to protest the placement of sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith into a rental home there. 
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Raiders vs. Cardinals: The report card

Oakland's starting defense was splendid for the first 30 minutes with Khalil Mack leading the charge. 
( Rick Diamond )
Our picks: best piano men and women ever

Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Fats Domino among the others who make our list. 
BAY AREA NEWS
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California death penalty could meet its end with appeals case

In a case that may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court on Monday will review a ruling last year declaring California's "dysfunctional" death penalty law unconstitutional because of systemic delays in a state with more than a quarter of the nation's condemned inmates. 
Celebrities
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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud. 
SPORTS
( Karl Mondon )
Exclusive: Lincecum talks about injuries that may end Giants career

San Francisco Giants' pitcher Tim Lincecum having a difficult time recovering from hip, back soreness; right-hander might not pitch again in 2015, and he will be a free agent after this season. 
BUSINESS
New light bulbs offer alternative to LEDs, CFLs

Startup company has created an induction light bulb for consumers that promises the familiar shape and light color of incandescents but with longer life and far better efficiency. 
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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.