Talk Back: Ferguson decision
Do you agree with a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown?
 Yes
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(Tell us why or why not?)
(Dan Honda/Staff)
Orinda: District says 2nd grader can stay after all

Despite a private eye investigation and district letter kicking her out of school, second grader Vivian will be able to continue attending her Orinda elementary school after the district reversed course, the family learned Friday. 
( Jeremy Portje )
Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn

As Black Friday commenced in the Bay Area, shoppers filled malls and outlets across the Bay Area, many out for a second day of scouring stores after blockbuster Thanksgiving Day sales, launching what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers in years. 
Kawakami: 49ers shaken to their core by Seahawks

The San Francisco 49ers were rocked to their core by Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson and Seattle Seahawks on national television Thursday night 
What would you do if you found $100,000 in a bag?

The question that was posed again and again as the bag of loot made its way through the slow news cycle on a holiday was one that Altaf Chaus had never considered: What would you do if you were him? He was him, and he knew exactly what to do. Chaus called the police. 
BAY AREA NEWS
(Tony Burchyns — vallejo times-herald)
San Jose council member urges rejection of Central California refinery's crude-by-rail project

Monday was the deadline for comments to the recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project, which would bring about 250 unit trains a year with 80 tank cars plus locomotives and supporting cars to a new crude oil unloading facility in Santa Maria from the north or from the south along tracks owned by the Union Pacific Railroad, including possibly the Capitol Corridor along the east shore of San Pablo and San Francisco bays.  
SPORTS
( Stephen Dunn )
Stanford stuns UCLA, knocks Bruins out of Pac-12 title game

Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan stars in regular season final at Rose Bowl as Stanford improves to 7-7 and prevents UCLA from play for Pac-12 title 
Spotlight
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Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants. 

BUSINESS


( Laura A. Oda )
Bay Area Black Friday shoppers fill stores before dawn

As Black Friday commenced in the Bay Area, shoppers filled malls and outlets across the Bay Area, many out for a second day of scouring stores after blockbuster Thanksgiving Day sales, launching what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers in years. 
( ap )
Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants.