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( RAY CHAVEZ )
Raiders agree to one-year lease extension

Owner Mark Davis hires former 49ers executive Larry MacNeil, who helped spearhead Levi's Stadium deal in Santa Clara. 
(Rick Hurd/Bay Area News Group)
Driver killed as car crashes off Concord road

A man was killed after a car left the roadway crashed Thursday morning in Concord, police said. 
(GINO_DEGRANDIS)
Driver in fatal DUI gets jail after failed drug test

The felony conviction for San Ramon attorney Spencer Freeman Smith, who killed a Chinese tourist in a hit-and-run crash in 2012 was reinstated from a lower misdemeanor charge by an Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday, and the attorney was ordered to serve one year in county jail. 
BAY AREA NEWS
(Gary Reyes)
Point Reyes: Lawsuit challenges historic ranching operations at iconic park

Three groups sued the National Park Service, claiming that the cattle are causing erosion, polluting waterways with manure, harming endangered salmon and other species and blocking public access. 
OPINION
Editorial: Coastal Commission firing raises public suspicions

We'll say this for the California Coastal Commission: It must have had a powerful reason for firing Charles Lester as director Wednesday night after facing down more than 100 of his advocates and six hours of impassioned testimony in his defense. 
Lifestyles
(Tonja Candelaria/Sacramento Zoo)
Commentary: Death of rare Sumatran tiger at Sacramento zoo is tragic and ironic

The 15-year-old Sumatran tiger, killed by a future mate, was part of a breeding program to preserve the critically endangered tigers. But don't indict the zoo.  
BUSINESS
(Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)
Stocks end sharply lower after roller-coaster ride

Stocks tumbled on Thursday, with both the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 plummeting more than 1 percent during a roller-coaster ride on Wall Street based on worries about economic growth and the crash in energy and commodity prices.
 
( 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