Talk Back: Afghanistan
Do you think President Obama was right to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?
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(Tell us why or why not?)
(Kristopher Skinner)
Shift toward renewables makes energy harder to manage

Because nearly 23 percent of California's energy now comes from renewable sources such as solar and wind -- and the state is on track to reach its goal of generating one-third of its energy from renewables by 2020 -- the energy has become much harder to manage.
 
(Nhat V. Meyer)
ACLU-Gavin Newsom panel releases road map to legal pot

A Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy convened by the ACLU and headed by Lieutenant Govenor Gavin Newsom outlines what legalization would entail in California, and it's not simple. 
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Barnidge: Only thing tougher than keeping DMC alive is letting it go

Emotions run high as West County hospital's expected closure draws near 
BAY AREA NEWS
Vallejo reels as revelations tumble in on alleged kidnapping case

From Gracie's barbecue joint on Sonoma Boulevard to the quiet street on Mare Island where Denise Huskins was allegedly abducted on Monday and then held for ransom, Vallejo residents are left wondering: Was she in on it? Was her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, a co-conspirator or a victim of a complicated scheme? Are police making wild accusations against the couple that aren't supported by the evidence? 
Celebrities
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work. 
SPORTS
(Jeff Chiu)
Warriors' Green launches 'Cool Story, Glenn' shirts days before facing Clippers, Doc Rivers

MEMPHIS – Just in time for the final Warriors-Clippers regular season game, Draymond Green has unveiled a line of "Cool Story, Glenn" shirts in his official online shop. 
Spotlight
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Review: 'Get Hard' is not for the sensitive

Stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are a good comedy team, but 'Get Hard' is full of off-color jokes about race and sex that will offend many viewers, and it gets repetitive at times.  
BUSINESS
( Karl Mondon )
Ellen Pao trial: Kleiner Perkins wins on all counts

Ellen Pao lost her three-year battle with one of the world's most prestigious venture capital firms on when a jury found that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against her because of her gender.

Who's who in the case | Timeline: Ellen Pao's career

Social media reaction to the verdict  

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Review: 'Get Hard' is not for the sensitive

Stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are a good comedy team, but 'Get Hard' is full of off-color jokes about race and sex that will offend many viewers, and it gets repetitive at times.  
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.