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    Talk Back: Global warming
    Will the international global warming conference in Paris be a success?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
    Collecting, giving toys for a good Christmas feeling

    Contra Costa College police officers see their growing toy drive as spreading good cheer in myriad ways. The Bay Area Rescue Mission is a chief beneficiary, and will give away toys at a Dec. 23 event  
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Warriors coach Luke Walton might get credit for victories

    NBA examining policy that has kept Luke Walton's coaching record at 0-0 while Warriors go 16-0 
    (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
    Emissions plan touted as toughest in U.S.

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District proposes six refinery rules to curb emissions but environmentalists and refiners sharply criticize plan. 
    (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
    Holiday 2015 historic home tours, antique shopping

    Holiday events are scheduled at historic Bay Area homes, from McConaghy House in Hayward to Ainsley House in Campbell. Plus, a roundup of holiday teas and shopping events.

    Special section: Holidays 

    (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
    Black Friday deals a mixed bag for Bay Area shoppers

    Bargain hunters, their bellies stuffed with a holiday feast, dashed to Bay Area malls on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. But with retailers stretching out deals and the convenience of online shopping, early morning shopping was sparse. 
    (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
    Holiday events 2015: Bay Area tree lightings, ice rinks and more

    A community-by-community guide to holiday happenings, including parades, light displays and boutiques.