Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?

(Tell us why or why not?)
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UC applications in limbo during budget standoff

Arguing that Sacramento has failed to fulfill its fiscal obligations, Napolitano plans to raise tuition 5 percent this fall. Brown has threatened to withhold about $120 million in state funds unless the university keeps tuition and nonresident enrollment flat.  
Arrest made in Livermore double-homicide

Police arrested a man late Sunday night, hours after two men died of gunshot wounds in the first homicide in this city since 2012, authorities said. 
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Madonna's tour coming to Bay Area

The singer will perform Oct. 19 at SAP Center in San Jose; the tour kicks of Aug. 29. The new album comes out March 6. 
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Stanford study: Drought likely a fixture

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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Silicon Valley no-poach case nears end

Federal judge on Monday widely expected to approve $415 million settlement of case alleging Silicon Valley powers Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe engaged in illegal hiring practices 
(Darron Cummings)
Giants' newcomers McGehee, Aoki -- so different, so much in common

Casey McGehee and Nori Aoki, both in their first seasons with the San Francisco Giants, strike up a quick friendship now that they are on the same team 
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Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time since dot-com boom

After its spectacular belly flop during the dot-com bust of 2000, the tech-laden Nasdaq on Monday for the first time since then reached and crossed over 5,000.