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    Talk Back: International trade
    Do you favor Congress giving President Barack Obama so-called fast-track authority for international trade deals?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
    California drought: Firefighters, residents preparing for a long, dry fire season

    California is four years into the drought and firefighters are preparing for a lengthy and potentially deadly fire season. The especially dry winter concerns firefighters because it seems like last year's fire season never ended.

    Complete California drought coverage  

    (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)
    Teen suicides: Survivors reach out to offer hope

    The need to help kids has taken on renewed urgency in Palo Alto, where 12 teens have killed themselves since 2008. As a result, the city has also become the focus of a national discussion about suicide, mental illness and academic pressure on teens.
     
    ( ARIC CRABB )
    Pleasanton considers bringing back tough penalties for excess water users

    City Council on Tuesday will consider returning to penalty charges for customers who fail to cut back 25 percent 
    (Jessica Yadegaran/Bay Area News Group)
    Blue Bottle Coffee merges with Tartine bakery and plans for expansion

    Iconic coffee producer Blue Bottle is merging with Tartine, a small San Francisco bakery with its own cult of fussy foodies. 
    SPORTS
    ( Dan Honda )
    Live updates: Warriors vs. Pelicans, Game 2

    The Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans face off in Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series. Keep up with all the action with our live Twitter updates. 
    Spotlight
    (Nancy D. Brown)
    Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

    Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery. 
    BUSINESS
    (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
    SV150: Silicon Valley, led by Apple, becomes Wall Street's backbone and ATM

    Led by the most successful company in the history of American commerce, Silicon Valley technology firms have become increasingly attuned to the demands of Wall Street, churning out profits at a record pace and sending a fire hose of cash back to investors.

    Quinn: For most of SV150's history, HP dominated

    Current tech boom is no bubble, experts say

    Special report: The 2015 SV150 | Searchable database 

    (Nancy D. Brown)
    Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

    Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery.