Talk Back: Global warming
Will the international global warming conference in Paris be a success?

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Share the Spirit: Concord child care center provides a lifeline for working parents

The child care facility, which opened across the street from Meadow Homes Elementary School in 1972, serves 147 children ages 18 months to second grade, providing a full-day child care and development program and after school care. 
( Dai Sugano )
State aims to shorten foster kids' stays in group homes

Under a new law taking effect in January, California's Department of Social Services will begin a multiyear plan to replace privately run group homes with 'short-term residential treatment centers' where youth will mostly stay no more than six months. 
( Dan Honda )
49ers lose to Cardinals 19-13

The 49ers lost at home to the Arizona Cardinals for the first time since 2008, falling 19-13 as Carson Palmer scrambled for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:28 remaining.
Warriors learn to adapt with Barnes on bench

Without injured Harrison Barnes for at least a week, the Golden State Warriors will keep on experimenting with lineups. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
49ers fume over penalty calls in loss to Cardinals

Quinton Dial's roughing-the-passer penalty only the most controversial of the 49ers' season-high 13 penalties Sunday in their 19-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Wolverton: A drone present may come wrapped in red tape

Drones are expected to be a popular gift this holiday season, but new owners may have to register with the Federal Aviation Administration and other new rules may be heading their way.