Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Giant ships in West Coast ports' future

West Coast ports are scrambling to deal with the "mega-ship" -- behemoths capable of carrying 19,000 containers and as long as the Empire State Building without its antenna. Billions of dollars are being spent reconfiguring ports to handle the monsters. 
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Marijuana quality testing going mainstream

What's in this weed? A question sophisticated technology can answer  
Barkley makes an enemy in Draymond Green

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green fires back at TNT analyst and basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley 
Suit filed against gym where girl crashed through window

Kyla Graham, 10, crashed through a window at Four Stars Gymnastics Center in October. Her family is seeking unspecified damages. 
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Review: Berkeley Symphony's elegant 'Imagination' program

The Berkeley Symphony's Thursday program, conducted by Joana Carneiro at Zellerbach Hall, was all about storytelling. Works by Ravel and Jake Heggie -- spare and exquisite compositions -- evoked actual narratives. Brahms' Symphony No. 4 told its own kind of big metaphysical tale. 
Google shows whimsical plans for new Silicon Valley campus

Tech giant Google on Friday dropped off reams of paperwork at Mountain View City Hall detailing the company's stunning plans to expand its corporate headquarters.