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

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
EBMUD looking at rate hike if there's no rain

East Bay Municipal Utility District proposes 14 percent water surcharge now with another increase to be proposed in spring or fall if it stays dry  
(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. 
(Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
Raiders' Sparano not ready to call Murray the featured back

Oakland Raiders coach Tony Sparano not ready to call second-year NFL player Latavius Murray the team's featured back. 
(Evan Vucci/Associated Press)
Drummond: Cosby allegations getting deserved attention

More than a dozen women said they were drugged and sexually assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby a decade ago, but no one paid attention until now. 
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Oakland author's irreverent, witty book mixes literature, texting

The book is a witty, irreverent yet loving look at works of literature -- from Gilgamesh to Harry Potter -- that could only have been created in an age when texting has become a default way of communicating. 
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( Victor Obeck )
Holiday decorations: How to make a wreath

Here are tips on creating a beautiful, unique holiday wreath. (Our advice: Do a test run soon. If you don't like the results, there's still time to sign up for a Bay Area wreath-making workshops.)  

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Wolverton: Tech gifts for the geek who already has everything

These days, your loved ones probably have smartphones, big-screen TVs and laptops, and probably a tablet and a video game console or two. So what do you get your geeks if they have all that? Well, in my book, it’s time to focus on accessories — or on completely unrelated gadgets. 
( Victor Obeck )
Holiday decorations: How to make a wreath

Here are tips on creating a beautiful, unique holiday wreath. (Our advice: Do a test run soon. If you don't like the results, there's still time to sign up for a Bay Area wreath-making workshops.)