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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?)
    Delta tunnel funding: Tax hike without a vote?

    Water agencies have the authority to raise property taxes without the usual public vote-- and may use it to fund Jerry Brown's $25 billion tunnels plan. 
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    Huge crowd turns out for Chevron Richmond project appeal

    Richmond's City Council on Tuesday heard Chevron's appeal of the city's Planning Commission's recommended amendments to a proposed $1 billion modernization project on its local refinery. 
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    Roadshow: Toenail painter wins distracted driving prize

    'She had her left foot up on the dashboard in front of the A/C vent so the cool, dry air would blow across her toes, and she was painting her toenails as she drove during the afternoon commute.' 
    (ARIC CRABB)
    Rescued birds find new home in Richmond

    Eight black-crowned night herons and snowy egrets were released along the western bank of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park in Richmond. 
    LOCAL NEWS
    (JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO)
    A's, Oakland council sign off on 10-year lease extension

    A's Owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that the team had agreed to lease modifications inserted into the lease agreement last week by the Oakland City Council. The deal is expected to be quickly approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. 
    Spotlight
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    Review: Lexington House serves memorable dishes, cocktails

    Bartenders Stephen Shelton and Jimmy Marino have teamed with Chef Philippe Breneman to offer well-polished fine dining at yet another excellent Los Gatos restaurant. 
    BUSINESS
    (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
    Facebook profit soars and revenue beats expectations

    Facebook's strong sales growth has exceeded Wall Street projections for nine quarters in a row, as the company has rapidly expanded its advertising business. 
    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. 
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    Review: Lexington House serves memorable dishes, cocktails

    Bartenders Stephen Shelton and Jimmy Marino have teamed with Chef Philippe Breneman to offer well-polished fine dining at yet another excellent Los Gatos restaurant. 
     
     
     
    ( 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.