Talk Back: Afghanistan
Do you think President Obama was right to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?
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Missing UC Berkeley student killed running across LA freeway

Eloi Vasquez, a bright and talented soccer player at Cal, was killed over the weekend in Los Angeles, struck by a car as he apparently ran across a freeway not long after he vanished from a fraternity party, authorities and family said Monday. 
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Blame the drought for poor taste in EBMUD water

Change to save water for fish creates taste problems at tap  
(SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD)
Kawakami: Curry is the MVP, period.

No disrespect to LeBron, James Harden, Russell Westbrook or any others, but Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tops them all, and here's why. 
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Concord: Coming soon to a theater near you -- beer and wine

Following the success of indie movie houses, larger movie chains are starting to offer booze and better food to woo potential customers who might otherwise stay home with Netflix and on-demand movies. 
BAY AREA NEWS
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E-file fraud: Identity thieves filing taxes to steal refunds

Scammers are using social security numbers and other information collected in data breaches to steal a person's identity and file for their tax return. Frequently, the first time that a taxpayer becomes aware that their data has been compromised is after they file their return, are waiting for a refund, and receive a notice from the IRS that somebody has already filed their tax return. 
Celebrities
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Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

'Maleficent’ actress tells kids being different is a good thing, and it’s OK to cause a little trouble. 
SPORTS
(Brandon Dill/Associated Press)
Kawakami: Stephen Curry is the MVP, period.

No disrespect to LeBron, James Harden, Russell Westbrook or any others, but Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tops them all, and here's why. 
Spotlight
(Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times)
Something eating Danville gardener's root vegetables

One family had gardened happily for more than 30 years, but now something is eating turnips and beets. Can this garden be saved? 
BUSINESS
(Jason Doiy / The Recorder)
Ellen Pao case: Another win for Lynne Hermle

'Fearless' employment lawyer Lynne Hermle delivered a sweeping victory last week for the legendary Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, capping off a three-year legal battle that captivated Silicon Valley and much of the nation as the tech industry struggles with the treatment of women and diversifying its workforce.
 
(Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times)
Something eating Danville gardener's root vegetables

One family had gardened happily for more than 30 years, but now something is eating turnips and beets. Can this garden be saved? 
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

'Maleficent’ actress tells kids being different is a good thing, and it’s OK to cause a little trouble.