• Roadshow: Cat lovers rise up - 12/18/2014 02:11 PM PST
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    Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
    Do you approve of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Contra Costa College Advocate)
    Flare-up at Chevron refinery `normal'

    Chevron officials said that a flare that could be seen for miles Thursday night was not a cause for alarm, but a county supervisor called it "not a normal flaring event." 
    ( JOHN GREEN )
    Forecast: Wet conditions for next three months?

    On Thursday, federal scientists issued a seasonal forecast that said there is a 75 percent probability of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California -- the first time in five years that such a wet outlook has been predicted for the state for the first three months of the year. 
    ( Nate Gartrell/Staff )
    Kitten finally rescued from storm drain

    Neighbors and city staff made multiple attempts to rescue the cat, to no avail. Volunteers successfully pulled out the animal Thursday night. 
    Seeno sues exotic animal hunting ranch

    A $75,000 lawsuit filed in Nebraska federal court by the developer accuses the hunting ranch of backing out of a contract to let him and his son shoot big-horn sheep for $60,000. 
    Bay Area public defenders rally for Black Lives Matter

    Bay Area public defenders rallied at county courthouses on Thursday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and a nationwide call for accountability in cases of police brutality. 
    ( Doug Duran )
    Warriors hold off Thunder

    Stephen Curry's 11 fourth-quarter points lift Golden State Warriors to 114-109 win over Oklahoma City 
    ( Laura A. Oda )
    FedEx, UPS set for busiest holiday season ever

    The next week is a 24/7, backbreaking, sleep-deprived haul for couriers such as FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, the last connections between shoppers and their much-anticipated gifts -- and there is no room for mistakes.