• Lamorinda's top stories of 2014 - 12/24/2014 05:57 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?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ("Doug Duran")
    A 'Mr. Christmas' finale after 36 years

    Health issues lead Bruce Mertz to say that central Contra Costa's most famous and popular Christmas display will shine for the last time this season. 
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    East Bay player of year: Antoine Custer

    De La Salle's Antoine Custer is the East Bay football player of the year 
    ( JOHN GREEN )
    49ers' Harbaugh on the trading block?

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, the subject of trade speculation, could join Jon Gruden, Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick as NFL coaches who have been dealt.
     
    (Nhat V. Meyer)
    Top 10 concerts of 2014

    Lady Gaga, Drake vs. Lil Wayne, Nas, Kraftwerk were among the best concerts of 2014. 
    SPORTS
    ( JOHN GREEN )
    49ers' Harbaugh on the trading block?

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, the subject of trade speculation, could join Jon Gruden, Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick as NFL coaches who have been dealt.
     
    Spotlight
    ( Mark DuFrene )
    New Year's Party: 3 great cocktails, 3 dazzling noshes

    Host a sparkling New Year's Eve party with this easy party plan that includes tips from The Kitchn's Sara Kate Gillingham. 
    BUSINESS
    ( Richard Vogel )
    'The Interview' elevates YouTube to top-tier streaming club

    Google's decision to air the controversial film 'The Interview' on its video platform YouTube is far more than a statement on the freedom of speech -- it's a calculated business move that aims to propel YouTube from a go-to entertainment site for free videos of dancing cats and Korean pop stars to a source for Hollywood-grade films that viewers will happily pay to see.
     
    ( Mark DuFrene )
    New Year's Party: 3 great cocktails, 3 dazzling noshes

    Host a sparkling New Year's Eve party with this easy party plan that includes tips from The Kitchn's Sara Kate Gillingham.