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    Talk Back: Gay marriage bans
    Do you think the Supreme Court will find gay marriage bans in several states unconstitutional?
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     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Gary Reyes )
    Driest January in History

    With high-pressure system parked off the West Coast for the whole month, fears that the 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge' in 2014 that led to the third year of California's historic drought may have returned. 
    (Dan Honda)
    CEO charged with falsifying late wife's will

    Stephen King, former head of the oil giant's South African operation, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Contra Costa court on five felony charges involving his deceased wife, who also served as a high-ranking Chevron executive, and her estate. 
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    10 best new Bay Area restaurants

    Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
    (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
    Former Raiderette sues team

    As a proposed $1.25 million settlement for cheerleader wage theft pends approval in an Alameda County court, another class action lawsuit over pay and compensation has been filed against the Oakland Raiders by a former Raiderette. 
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    ( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
    Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

    We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
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    (Dan Honda/Staff file photo)
    Bay Area house flippers face lean year, economists say

    Buying and reselling homes quickly at a profit is slowing down in the Bay Area due to declining foreclosures, slowing price gains and competition from regular buyers, a study released Thursday by Trulia showed. Professionals agree — it’s slim pickings out there. 
    ( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
    Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

    We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on.