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    Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
    Do you approve of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Gary Reyes )
    Last-minute shopping made a bit saner

    New technology from startups that will shop for your Christmas gifts and load them into your car outside the mall to delivery services that will ferry purchases to your house within hours. 
    ( Carolyn Kaster )
    Concord: Arrest warrant issued over bedbugs

    CONCORD -- A landlord who allegedly ignored a bedbug infestation at his California Street apartment building turned himself into police last month after the court issued a warrant for his arrest. 
    ( Dan Honda )
    Sparano: I get along well with Mark Davis

    Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano hopeful he will return to the NFL team next season, says he and team owner Mark Davis have a continuing dialogue 
    ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
    Fatal injury at mall was foul play, friends say

    Friends and colleagues of Marjorie Hillerman, a 61-year old Arizona woman who passed away on Dec. 16 after being found unconscious outside the Livermore Premium Outlets, are asking for donations to have her remains returned home and to fund a memorial service.  
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Tim Ireland/AP)
    Teen survey: Marijuana use is down, but e-cigs are popular

    A national study shows that marijuana use among teens declined from 26 percent in 2013 to 24 percent this year. However, the survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse also found that more teens used e-cigarettes than any other tobacco products in 2014. 
    Spotlight
    New Year's Eve: 12 great sparkling wines under $30

    Ready for that New Year's Eve bash? These California sparkling wines are dazzling enough to impress, but with price tags in the $14 to $29 range, they won't punish your pocketbook. 
    BUSINESS
    ( Gary Reyes )
    Last-minute shopping made a bit saner with new apps

    From startups that will shop for your Christmas gifts and load them into your car outside the mall, to delivery services that will ferry purchases to your house within a couple of hours, new technology for the smartphone-wielding consumer is making the final dash of the holiday season a bit less insane, and even a bit cheaper.
     
    New Year's Eve: 12 great sparkling wines under $30

    Ready for that New Year's Eve bash? These California sparkling wines are dazzling enough to impress, but with price tags in the $14 to $29 range, they won't punish your pocketbook.