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    Talk Back: Border kids
    Should the U.S. continue to accommodate unaccompanied Latin America children coming across the border?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( JEWEL SAMAD )
    Poll: 75% of Californians back water restrictions

    Few local water agencies have forced customers to cut their water use amid the ongoing drought, but a new poll shows a large majority of Californians support mandates to turn off the tap. 
    ( JANE TYSKA )
    Hillary Clinton launches campaign that recommends reading aloud to children from birth

    Hillary Clinton helped launch a campaign aimed at encouraging parents to read aloud to infants from birth at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland on Wednesday. 
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    A's finally cut the cord on struggling reliever Jim Johnson

    Oakland A's reliever Jim Johnson, a $10 million offseason acquisition, is designated for assignment.
     
    ( Doug Duran )
    Sideboard shines in new, bigger Danville location

    One of Danville's most popular restaurants moves from cramped quarters at the former Danville Hotel to a spacious new location but continues serving up delicious, high-quality sandwiches, salads and pastas. 
    Celebrities
    (Patrick Tehan/Staff)
    Bill Murray shows up at ice cream party

    'Lost in Translation’ actor was the guest of honor at an ice cream truck near area he was shooting a movie. 
    Spotlight
    Bay Area s snobbiest small cities? (Cast your vote)

    Palo Alto and Walnut Creek make the list compiled by real estate blog Movoto based on home prices, household income, cultural amenities, educational achievement and more. 
    BUSINESS
    (Mark Lennihan/AP photo)
    Apple faces class-action lawsuit over work breaks

    A San Diego judge’s ruling raises the stakes in a lawsuit against Apple that accuses the tech giant of failing to provide its hourly workers with timely meal and rest breaks without compensating them with an extra hour’s pay.
     
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    Bay Area s snobbiest small cities? (Cast your vote)

    Palo Alto and Walnut Creek make the list compiled by real estate blog Movoto based on home prices, household income, cultural amenities, educational achievement and more. 
    (Patrick Tehan/Staff)
    Bill Murray shows up at ice cream party

    'Lost in Translation’ actor was the guest of honor at an ice cream truck near area he was shooting a movie. 
     
     
     
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

    Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
     
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

    The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.