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

(Tell us why or why not?)
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Richmond woman winning battle against brain cancer

Patient has outlived her five-year survival diagnosis by seven years, will run in inaugural "Join the Voices!" brain cancer event in San Francisco on Sunday  
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Wolverton: Gifts for tech geeks who have 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. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Thompson: Murray could've helped Raiders' running game weeks ago

Running Back Latavius Murray kick-starts Oakland's offense in 24-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs 
( Murray Close )
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I' could use more game

Despite another stellar performance by Jennifer Lawrence, this slow-paced, dialogue-heavy installment appears to simply set the table for Part II, the 'Hunger Games' trilogy's epic finale. 
BAY AREA NEWS
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.)