• Seahawks damage 49ers' playoff hopes - 11/27/2014 10:48 PM PST
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    Talk Back: Executive action
    Do you support President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Family's turbulence gives way to green pastures

    Shepherd's Gate is helping a mother and her two children regain stability and independence after years of tumult 
    ( Josie Lepe )
    Seahawks damage 49ers' playoff hopes

    Richard Sherman intercepts two passes by Colin Kaepernick, and the Seattle Seahawks put a dent in the 49ers' playoff hopes with a 19-3 victory 
    ( Dan Honda )
    Orinda kicks nanny's kid out of school

    The Orinda Union School District hired a private investigator to find out whether a second-grader actually lived in the city, determined she lived in Bay Point and kicked her out. The girl's mother, a live-in nanny in Orinda, and her employer are mad and fighting back. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Tony Burchyns — vallejo times-herald)
    San Jose council member urges rejection of Central California refinery's crude-by-rail project

    Monday was the deadline for comments to the recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project, which would bring about 250 unit trains a year with 80 tank cars plus locomotives and supporting cars to a new crude oil unloading facility in Santa Maria from the north or from the south along tracks owned by the Union Pacific Railroad, including possibly the Capitol Corridor along the east shore of San Pablo and San Francisco bays.  
    Spotlight
    ( Jacques Torres Chocolate )
    Thanksgiving hotlines: Dial up turkey cooking help

    The Thanksgiving feast help lines are gearing up to help anxious cooks tame the (turkey) beast. Meanwhile, Ghirardelli Square is prepping for El Mercado and 'O, Molé Night,' a weekend-long extravaganza by La Cocina. 
    ( Jacques Torres Chocolate )
    Thanksgiving hotlines: Dial up turkey cooking help

    The Thanksgiving feast help lines are gearing up to help anxious cooks tame the (turkey) beast. Meanwhile, Ghirardelli Square is prepping for El Mercado and 'O, Molé Night,' a weekend-long extravaganza by La Cocina.