Talk Back: Ferguson decision
Do you agree with a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
( Laura A. Oda )
Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn

As Black Friday commenced in the Bay Area, shoppers filled malls and outlets across the Bay Area, many out for a second day of scouring stores after blockbuster Thanksgiving Day sales, launching what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers in years. 
( 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 
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. 
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
( ap )
Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants. 

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( Laura A. Oda )
Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn

As Black Friday commenced in the Bay Area, shoppers filled malls and outlets across the Bay Area, many out for a second day of scouring stores after blockbuster Thanksgiving Day sales, launching what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers in years. 
( ap )
Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants.