Talk Back: Hillary Clinton
Do you think Hillary Clinton will be the eventual Democratic Party presidential nominee?
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UC Berkeley in the red: Cuts, changes coming

Just as California's public colleges are getting back on their feet after crushing recession-era cuts, the world's most prominent public university has revealed it has deep financial problems.  
(Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Cheapest gas in the Bay Area

Dozens of stations are selling fuel for under $2 a gallon, the first time prices have been this low in eight years. 
Peterson: Time to begin another fun writing run

Gary Peterson, who spent 30 years as a sports columnist for the Contra Costa Times, reintroduces himself to readers as he begins a new stint as a metro columnist  
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Review: 'Deadpool' dynamite superhero story

'Deadpool,' known for his notoriously profane blabbermouth, katana swords and flip attitude, ribs and riffs off the superhero template. But what makes it work is that everyone is in on the joke. 
OPINION
Editorial: Rocket launch by North Korea an alarming act

Should GEICO insurance company ever decide to make one of its signature commercials about world geopolitics, the copy might read something like this:"If you're an off-kilter dictator who wants to convince the world that your small, secretive nation is a world power, you launch a rocket into space. 
Lifestyles
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LA's art deco Broadway theater district is the (cool) cat's pajamas

From the Theatre at the Ace to the gloriously garish and newly reopened Clifton's Cafeteria, Los Angeles' art deco Broadway theater district is too cool for words. 
SPORTS
( Dan Honda )
Jordan Spieth comes a long way in short period

In 2013 at Pebble Beach, few knew about Jordan Spieth, who comes to the Monterey Peninsula for this weekend's tournament as the world's No. 1 golfer.
 
CRIME & COURTS
DA: Ex-San Jose cop chose perfect rape victim

The woman was drunk, unsophisticated, in the country illegally, spoke limited English and had asked to be removed from a family argument and taken to a nearby hotel where she'd worked as a maid, Vega said. 
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7