Talk Back: Donald Trump
Do you think Donald Trump will be the eventual Republican Party presidential nominee?
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( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
Richmond officer slain in Vallejo home; suspect held

Richmond police veteran Augustine "Gus" Vegas was shot and killed Thursday morning inside his Vallejo home by the father of his 6-year-old grandson, police said.  
( RAY CHAVEZ )
Raiders agree to one-year lease extension in Oakland

With the Oakland Raiders' long-term plans still up in the air, team officials announced Thursday afternoon that the team had agreed to a one-year lease extension to remain at the O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 NFL season. 
(Rick Hurd/Bay Area News Group)
Driver killed as car crashes off Concord road

CONCORD -- A man was killed after a car left the roadway crashed Thursday morning in Concord, police said.The car, a gray sedan, apparently rear-ended a pickup truck and went down a steep embankment and into some trees. 
(Gary Reyes)
Suit challenges ranching at Point Reyes Seashore

Three groups sued the National Park Service, claiming that the cattle are causing erosion, polluting waterways with manure, harming endangered salmon and other species and blocking public access. 
BAY AREA NEWS
(Gary Reyes)
Point Reyes: Lawsuit challenges historic ranching operations at iconic park

Three groups sued the National Park Service, claiming that the cattle are causing erosion, polluting waterways with manure, harming endangered salmon and other species and blocking public access. 
OPINION
Editorial: Rocket launch by North Korea an alarming act

Should Geico insurance company ever decide to make one of its signature commercials about world geopolitics, the copy might read something like this:"If you're an off-kilter dictator who wants to convince the world that your small, secretive nation is a world power, you launch a rocket into space. 
Lifestyles
( Jackie Burrell )
LA's art deco Broadway theater district is the (cool) cat's pajamas

From the Theatre at the Ace to the gloriously garish and newly reopened Clifton's Cafeteria, Los Angeles' art deco Broadway theater district is too cool for words. 
SPORTS
( JANE TYSKA )
Walton is NBA's top coaching candidate and he's in no hurry

Luke Walton is going to be a very, very good NBA coach--maybe even a great NBA coach--soon enough, maybe by late-June or early-July. 
BUSINESS
Quinn: Is this the year the gender pay gap closes?

With a new state law and a new federal reporting proposal, businesses may have to close pay gaps between men and women, as well as among ethnic and racial groups.  
CRIME & COURTS
(GINO_DEGRANDIS)
Hayward: San Ramon attorney convicted of killing Chinese tourist gets jail time

The felony conviction for San Ramon attorney Spencer Freeman Smith, who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 was reinstated from a lower misdemeanor charge by an Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday, and the attorney was ordered to serve one year in county jail. 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7