Talk Back: Afghanistan
Do you think President Obama was right to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?
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(East Bay Municipal Utility District)
Blame the drought for poor taste in EBMUD water

Change to save water for fish creates taste problems at tap  
Kidnappers in Denise Huskins case threatened Vallejo police

The mystery into the alleged kidnapping and ransom of 29-year-old Denise Huskins intensified Tuesday.Vallejo police have called the March 23 incident an "orchestrated event" despite repeated claims by attorneys representing Huskins and her boyfriend that a kidnapping occurred. 
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Concord: Coming soon to a theater near you -- beer and wine

Following the success of indie movie houses, larger movie chains are starting to offer booze and better food to woo potential customers who might otherwise stay home with Netflix and on-demand movies. 
BAY AREA NEWS
(Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
Game-changing computer demo captured in new show

'The Demo,' inspired by computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart's legendary speech, gets world premiere at Stanford University this week. 
Celebrities
(AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
Michael Jackson prank called Russell Crowe

“Gladiator” star says he never met the singer, who repeatedly prank called him at hotels. 
SPORTS
(Brandon Dill/Associated Press)
Kawakami: Stephen Curry is the MVP, period.

No disrespect to LeBron, James Harden, Russell Westbrook or any others, but Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tops them all, and here's why. 
BUSINESS
(Jason Doiy / The Recorder)
Ellen Pao case: Another win for Lynne Hermle

'Fearless' employment lawyer Lynne Hermle delivered a sweeping victory last week for the legendary Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, capping off a three-year legal battle that captivated Silicon Valley and much of the nation as the tech industry struggles with the treatment of women and diversifying its workforce.
 
(AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
Michael Jackson prank called Russell Crowe

“Gladiator” star says he never met the singer, who repeatedly prank called him at hotels.