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    Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
    Do you approve of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( RAY CHAVEZ )
    Richmond downtown a magical affair for holidays

    The Downtown Holiday Festival in Richmond, an annual event, was hosted by the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) in partnership with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, at the historic downtown Winters Building that now serves as the performing arts center's headquarters.  
    (Dai Sugano)
    Drugging our kids series

    Part 4 of the series: One doctor's daring approach allowed a troubled girl to emerge from years of a drug-induced haze. Could the success of that experiment provide a model for California to reconsider the use of psychiatric meds on foster children?  
    Woman fatally shot on anniversary of brother's murder

    An 18-year-old woman was killed in a double shooting in Martinez on Friday evening, on the fifth anniversary of her older brother's own brutal murder, police and family said.  
    ("JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO")
    De La Salle's offense one of its best ever

    State football champion De La Salle High finishes season with school record 5,660 rushing yards after 63-42 win over Centennial-Corona 
    SPORTS
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    Oakland Raiders beat Buffalo Bills 26-24

    Victory is third straight at home for Oakland Raiders (3-12) and it knocks Buffalo Bills out of NFL playoff picture