Talk Back: High-speed rail
Are you happy that the state Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of high-speed rail to begin?

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Contra Costa County drug bust: $18 million in meth seized, 22 arrested

Drug agents seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested 22 people in the largest bust of its kind in Contra Costa County history, authorities said.  
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Chevron-funded campaign attacks Richmond mayor's travel, ignores own candidate's more frequent absences

City Councilman and Chevron supporter Nat Bates has taken more trips at greater taxpayer expense, and missed far more City Council meetings, than Mayor Gayle McLaughlin since 2010, according to city records  
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Brian Sabean's formula for the Giants: Tough, gritty, determined

San Francisco Giants' general manager Brian Sabean wants players with good character, but he also wants tough guys with the passion of Little Leaguers  
Concord: Neighbors of BART station want city to establish permit parking zones

Residents say they're already besieged by train riders parking near their homes and expect the situation to worsen when a parking fee kicks in next month. 
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Monterey SPCA to get proceeds from sale of late actress' Joan Fontaine home

The SPCA for Monterey County will be receiving even more money from the estate of actress Joan Fontaine. Proceeds from the sale of Fontaine's Carmel home also will be donated to the SPCA. That could be worth between $2 million and $3 million, said Noel Beutel, a Sotheby's International Realty Broker and executor of Fontaine's estate. 


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Apple's secrets may be outed in obscure bankruptcy case

The bankruptcy of a key Apple supplier may shine a bright light on sensitive business details the personal electronics giant fights to keep out of the public eye.

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