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    Talk Back: Stock market
    Do the wild fluctuations of the stock market make you concerned about the economy?
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    Concord: Sexually violent predator will not move into neighborhood

    Sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith will not be moving to a Concord neighborhood after the property management company renting the house backed out, a Contra Costa prosecutor said. 
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    San Jose jail death: 3 officers arrested

    Three correctional officers were arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday for what Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith called the "violent and cowardly" in-custody beating of a mentally ill inmate last week, an unusually swift development that also led to pledges to examine practices at the state's fifth largest county lockup. 
    San Pablo: Man's death in home was homicide

    Detectives on Thursday were looking for a West Contra Costa man suspected in the death of a 54-year-old man, authorities said.  
    Custody battle over the Bay Bridge chicken?

    Three people have called the Oakland Animal Shelter claiming ownership of the chicken found strutting between cars during the Wednesday morning commute at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza.  
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    'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores. 
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    Quinn: Netflix, trying to be hero, can't win here

    Netflix shouldn't have to extend benefits to its hourly workers that its salaried workers enjoy. But it should do better getting word out about how it does treat its warehouse staff.  
    (Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
    'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores.