Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?
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Walnut Creek: Sex predator on 'safe route to school'

The Contra Costa District Attorney's office is debating whether to challenge a judge who placed Charles Christman into a residential Walnut Creek neighborhood.

California court's new ruling on sex offenders near schools  

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Jahi McMath's family sues hospital, surgeon

Jahi McMath's family plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday seeking unspecified damages and alleging that UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland doctors and nurses mishandled the 13-year-old's care after surgery in a case that continues to challenge the medical establishment's thinking on brain death. 
(DAN ROSENSTRAUCH)
New era of limits at West Contra Costa schools

As the West Contra Costa school district spends about $12 million a month on construction projects, a team of new administrators is advising the board, its facilities subcommittee and the independent citizens bond oversight committee to take a break from approving new building and instead take a hard look at priorities and funding. At two meetings this past week, the recently hired associate superintendent for facilities and the bond program delivered a sobering message: There is not enough money left to fulfill promises made to communities when they approved $1.6 billion in bond construction measures. 
Pinole: Knife, bat used against attacking dog

Residents in the home where a pit bull mauled a woman Sunday tried to stop the attack by stabbing the dog several times and hitting it with a baseball bat, Contra Costa County Animal Services said Monday. 
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California drought likely a fixture, says Stanford study

Human-caused climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California -- boosting the odds that our current crisis will become a fixture of the future, according to a major report Stanford scientists released Monday morning.  
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Taste-Off: The best French macaron cookies

The names may be similar, but don't confuse macarons with dense, chewy macaroons. Macarons are colorful, meringue-like confections made with ground almonds, sugar and egg whites and the fillings range from jam to ganache or buttercream. Here's the scoop on the best -- and ickiest. 
(Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
Taste-Off: The best French macaron cookies

The names may be similar, but don't confuse macarons with dense, chewy macaroons. Macarons are colorful, meringue-like confections made with ground almonds, sugar and egg whites and the fillings range from jam to ganache or buttercream. Here's the scoop on the best -- and ickiest.