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    Talk Back: Executive action
    Do you support President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Karl Mondon )
    Black Friday two-day shopping binge attracts throngs to Bay Area stores

    Shoppers poured into stores around the Bay Area on Friday, part of a shopping binge that in numerous instances began as soon as they pushed away from their Thanksgiving feasts. 
    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 
    Kawakami: 49ers shaken to their core by Seahawks

    The San Francisco 49ers were rocked to their core by Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson and Seattle Seahawks on national television Thursday night 
    ( 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. 
    (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.  


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    Retailers' data breaches could get 'ugly' during holiday season

    Hold onto your credit cards -- cyber criminals are eager to hack them, and this holiday shopping season, there is a good chance they will be successful.