Talk Back: Refugees
Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria and Iraq?

(Tell us why or why not?)
What can you see from top of Mount Diablo?

With a summit 3,849 feet above sea level, Mount Diablo stands like a sentinel watching over the Bay Area. On a clear day, what can you see from the top? Quite a lot, it turns out. 
Concord: 3 killings in 3 months

Concord police said a recent spike in violence that has seen three men shot to death in proximity to one another over the past 10 weeks does not indicate an uptick an gang warfare or signal anything beyond coincidence. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
A's bring back shortstop Jed Lowrie

Veteran switch-hitter returns from Astros after a year in Houston 
(Eric Risberg/AP)
Members of Congress urge disaster relief for Dungeness crab fishermen

In a bit of good news for California's beleaguered crab fishermen, four members of Congress announced Monday they will advocate for federal disaster relief in the unlikely event that the state's commercial fishing season for Dungeness crab is canceled altogether. 
(Patrick Tehan)
Black Friday retail sales expected to be strong

For some retailers preparing for the start of the holiday shopping season, Thanksgiving is being preserved as a holiday and they plan to keep their doors closed during the wee hours before dawn on Black Friday.