Talk Back: Afghanistan
Do you think President Obama was right to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?
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(Tell us why or why not?)
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
State's first-ever mandatory water reductions

Snow surveyers announced Wednesday that no snow was found at measuring site -- the first time in 75 years of measurements at the Phillips snow course. tThis shatters the previous low record of 25 percent, set last year and in 1977.  
( Ben Margot )
A's have questions about Zito and more

Athletics' Cactus League record was best in the majors, but injuries to outfielders Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick, and closer Sean Doolittle will test team's depth when American League opens Monday against the Texas Rangers. 
Are rumors true about Walnut Creek Safeway?

Rumors abound, but permitting is all that's holding up The Orchards at Walnut Creek; also, did Obamacare help expedite demise of San Pablo hospital? 
Celebrities
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Will Forte and January Jones dating

Forte, a former Lafayette resident, has been stepping out with his 'Last Man on Earth' co-star, reports say. 
SPORTS
(Doug Duran)
Giants' Bumgarner just the same ol' Bum

Madison Bumgarner hasn't been fazed in the slightest with all the offseason attention he's garnered. 
Spotlight
(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
San Francisco Bay Trail: Hike, eat, drink and play

Pacific Coast Trail? Pfft. We're embarking on the 500-mile Bay Trail, a glorious 338-mile-and-counting path that encircles the entire San Francisco Bay and offers a plethora of ways to eat, drink and play. 
BUSINESS
(Nhat V. Meyer/Staff)
Google takes over aging Moffett Field

Google on Wednesday formally takes over the 1,000-acre site with plans to repurpose its three airship hangars as laboratories for developing robots, rovers, drones, Internet-carrying balloons and other cutting-edge technology. 
(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
San Francisco Bay Trail: Hike, eat, drink and play

Pacific Coast Trail? Pfft. We're embarking on the 500-mile Bay Trail, a glorious 338-mile-and-counting path that encircles the entire San Francisco Bay and offers a plethora of ways to eat, drink and play. 
( Alberto E. Rodriguez )
Will Forte and January Jones dating

Forte, a former Lafayette resident, has been stepping out with his 'Last Man on Earth' co-star, reports say.