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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Historic drug bust: $18 million in meth seized, 22 arrested

Drug agents seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested 22 people in the largest bust of its kind in Contra Costa County history, authorities said.  
Soda tax war returns to Bay Area

Two years after Richmond's effort to tax sugary drinks went down to resounding defeat, Berkeley and San Francisco look to make history on Nov. 4  
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Raiders' injury update: Usama Young, LaMarr Woodley

Oakland Raiders Usama Young and LaMarr Woodley were both injured in loss to Arizona Cardinals; Young, was having an MRI and ESPN reported he was out for the season with an ACL/MCL tear 
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Bob Dylan in concert: Infuriating, genius or both?

Black Keys' Patrick Carney, X's John Doe and others chime in with their thoughts, memories of Dylan's live shows. 
BAY AREA NEWS
( Karl Mondon )
Cold front brings light rain, cloudy skies to Bay Area

A cold front passes through the state has triggered the rain and created cloudy skies throughout the North Bay, according to the National Weather Service. 
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s has some plastic surgery. 
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Review: Michael Mina goes Japanese with SF's Pabu

Open since July, Pabu, a modern izakaya in San Francisco's Financial District, is Michael Mina's first Bay Area restaurant in five years. Under the direction of longtime friend and chef Ken Tominaga, Pabu delivers high quality, inventive Japanese cuisine 

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Review: Apple Pay is great, at stores that accept it

Apple estimates there are 220,000 retailers or restaurants that accept contactless payments. That sounds like a lot until you realize that there are some 3.7 million retailers.  
( JANE TYSKA )
Review: Michael Mina goes Japanese with SF's Pabu

Open since July, Pabu, a modern izakaya in San Francisco's Financial District, is Michael Mina's first Bay Area restaurant in five years. Under the direction of longtime friend and chef Ken Tominaga, Pabu delivers high quality, inventive Japanese cuisine 
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s has some plastic surgery.