Talk Back: Netanyahu's speech
Should Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been invited to speak before Congress?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
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San Pablo hospital backers appeal to billionaires to keep it open

The National Union of Healthcare Workers, in a letter to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and 69 other Bay Area billionaires, says that if they chip in a tenth of a percent of their combined net worth, they could keep Doctors Medical Center running for 20 years.

Read the letter to Bay Area billionaires  

(Erin Baldassari)
CHP: Officer justified in drawing gun at protesters

The California Highway Patrol has concluded the officer acted within department policy during a melee at a December anti-police brutality protest in Oakland.  
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Bay Area housing lags booming economy

A new report offers a snapshot of the nine-county region: Accelerating population and job growth in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland as the Bay Area grows more urban and less suburban; the squeezing of the middle class; and not enough housing across-the-board, especially for low- and moderate-income households.
 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Coliseum board OKs Raiders lease extension

The authority that operates O.Co Coliseum approved a lease extension for the Oakland Raiders that will keep the team in town for at least one more season while team officials and local leaders discuss options for a new football stadium at the Coliseum complex. 
Celebrities
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Katie Couric returning to NBC?

New network news chief Andy Lack reportedly has good relationship with former 'Today’ co-host. 
Spotlight
(Michelle Hazelwood)
Having the nerve to age and show it

Society sends mixed messages, punishing people for daring to look their age, then mocking them for trying to hold onto their youth. 
BUSINESS
(Patrick Tehan/Staff)
California's job boom stronger than first thought

California's employment picture was far more robust during 2014 than initially estimated, according to a report released Friday, a surge of strength that bodes well for the job market in the Bay Area and the statewide jobless rate fell to its lowest level in nearly six years.

Bay Area housing lags behind booming economy  

(Michelle Hazelwood)
Having the nerve to age and show it

Society sends mixed messages, punishing people for daring to look their age, then mocking them for trying to hold onto their youth. 
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Katie Couric returning to NBC?

New network news chief Andy Lack reportedly has good relationship with former 'Today’ co-host.