Talk Back: Executive action
Do you support President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)
Drugging our kids: The Big Pharma alliance

The doctors get rewarded. The drug companies get rich. And California's foster children get more meds. Part 3 of the Bay Area News Group investigation into the prescribing of psychiatric drugs, many untested on kids, to this captive and fragile audience of patients.  
(Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)
Livermore seeks court injunction to shut down pot shop

The city of Livermore is pursuing a permanent injunction to shutter the Tree of Life medical marijuana club, which city officials say has been operating in violation of a 2007 city ordinance. Club representatives claim they're operating within state guidelines and want city council members to re-evaluate the ordinance. 
( Doug Duran )
Cal struggles from outset in loss to Stanford

Golden Bears commit three turnovers in the first half and lose to Cardinal for fifth season in a row 
(Frank Wiese/Associated Press file)
Prop. 187: 20 years later, immigration attitudes vastly different

The hard-nosed feelings Californians harbored toward illegal immigrants just 20 years ago have softened a great deal; today a plurality backs President Obama taking executive action to protect millions from deportation. 
BAY AREA NEWS
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For beleaguered neighbors, closure of notorious San Jose bar can't happen soon enough

The recent shooting of a security guard is only the latest example of violence that helped lead neighborhood residents to band together and lobby City Hall for closing El Tarasco Bar on North 13th Street. 
Spotlight
( LiPo Ching )
Travel top 10: Strange food festivals

From the Gilroy Garlic Festival to Waikiki's Spam Jam, this top 10 list includes some unusual food fetes. 

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Silicon Valley's high-tech firms battle for low-tech ad space — billboards

Some of the most expensive property in Silicon Valley these days is about 14 feet high, 50 feet wide and overlooking the highway.
Billboard sales around the region are undergoing a renaissance, as the old-school advertising format benefits from the technology froth, with companies jockeying for their piece of skyline fame and attention. 
( LiPo Ching )
Travel top 10: Strange food festivals

From the Gilroy Garlic Festival to Waikiki's Spam Jam, this top 10 list includes some unusual food fetes.