Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
Do you approve of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba?
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(Gary Reyes, Bay Area News Group)
Feds forecast good chance of wet conditions for next three months

On Thursday, federal scientists issued a seasonal forecast that said there is a 75 percent probability of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California -- the first time in five years that such a wet outlook has been predicted for the state for the first three months of the year. 
(Steven Senne/AP file photo)
Bay Area adds more than 23,000 jobs in November

The Bay Area powered to a gain of more than 23,000 jobs during November, the best one-month performance on record for the region, a stretch that reaches back to at least 1990, a report released on Friday shows. 
( Josie Lepe )
49ers' season of distractions

With all these things going on, how could the San Francisco 49ers concentrate on football?
 
5 itineraries for the perfect Bay Area day

Just in time for that onslaught of holiday visitors, here are five reader-crafted itineraries to discover the best of the Bay Area, from Golden Gate Park to Devil's Slide. 
BAY AREA NEWS
(D. ROSS CAMERON)
Bay Area public defenders rally for Black Lives Matter

Bay Area public defenders rallied at county courthouses on Thursday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and a nationwide call for accountability in cases of police brutality. 
BUSINESS
( ARIC CRABB )
Q&A: Rizikitoto's Suraya Shivji, 17, crowd-funds for African orphans

After teaching herself to program iPhone gaming apps and get them posted on Apple's app store, the Fremont teen is using them -- along with a crowd-funding campaign she began this year on her website, Rizikitoto -- to raise money for African orphans so they can become self sufficient.