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    Talk Back: Fighting ISIS
    Do you believe in the U.S. strategy in its fight against ISIS?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Doug Duran )
    Warriors in NBA Finals

    The Warriors beat the Rockets to advance to their first championship series since 1975, where they'll meet LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 
    ( Karl Mondon )
    Ray McDonald arrested again

    Ray McDonald, the former 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive tackle who was arrested Monday after a domestic violence call, was arrested again Wednesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order, Santa Clara police said. 
    Antioch standoff: Gunman surrenders peacefully

    After an hours-long standoff with two hostages at a gas station, an armed suspect who had carjacked several vehicles and fled authorities across Contra Costa County released his captives and surrendered peacefully Wednesday afternoon, police said. 
    ( Kristopher Skinner )
    Chevron forced to defend itself

    Chevron warded off a litany of accusations of environmental damage and corporate malfeasance during its annual meeting Wednesday, and after the event the company said the Richmond refinery will remain a major part of its operations. 
    Celebrities
    ( Randy McMullen )
    Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

    'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.  
    SPORTS
    ( Doug Duran )
    Warriors in NBA Finals

    The Warriors beat the Rockets to advance to their first championship series since 1975, where they'll meet LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 
    Spotlight
    (Susan Tripp Pollard/Contra Costa Times)
    Orange snake may have been ringneck

    Readers offer their thoughts on what the mysterious orange creature found under a steppingstone may have been, and most believe it to was a ringneck snake. 
    BUSINESS
    ( Gary Reyes )
    Pinterest ramps up efforts to attract more men

    Nationwide, about 71 percent of Pinterest's 76.6 million unique visitors in April were women, data from the Internet analytics company comScore showed. But Pinterest has been beefing up efforts this year to attract more men to the site, as it starts selling ads for the first time.  
    (Susan Tripp Pollard/Contra Costa Times)
    Orange snake may have been ringneck

    Readers offer their thoughts on what the mysterious orange creature found under a steppingstone may have been, and most believe it to was a ringneck snake. 
    ( Randy McMullen )
    Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

    'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.