Talk Back: California drought
Do you think California has done enough to address current drought conditions?

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Richmond: Bond downgrade could cost city $10 million

The recent downgrade of Richmond's credit rating will result in the city issuing new bonds at a higher interest rate, costing taxpayers an estimated $10 million over the next two decades. 
(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
Barnidge: Older drivers and road tests

Livermore auto accident reignites an issue that never goes away 
Marin homicide suspects linked to GGP slaying

Three suspects arrested on suspicion of killing hiker Steve Carter on a Marin trail have been linked to the shooting death of Canadian tourist Audrey Carey in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, police said Thursday night. 
Lumpy's to hold burger-eating contest again

This will be the first time the popular event has been held without the presence of Jeremy "Lumpy" Sturgill, who died earlier this year.  
(Laura A. Oda/Staff)
El Niño: When will it start raining in California?

One of the strongest El Niño winters ever recorded since modern records first began in 1950 continues to grow in the Pacific Ocean, federal scientists reported Thursday. 
DMV: Tesla collided into Google robot car

In a true clash of the Silicon Valley titans, a Tesla Model S crashed into one of Google's self-driving SUVs this summer, according to data released this week by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.