Talk Back: Raiders stadium
Should local governments spend public money on a new stadium to keep the Raiders?

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Bay Area News Group)
Walnut Creek: Sex predator on 'safe route to school'

The Contra Costa District Attorney's office is debating whether to challenge a judge who placed Charles Christman into a residential Walnut Creek neighborhood.

California court's new ruling on sex offenders near schools  

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Jahi McMath's family sues hospital, surgeon

Jahi McMath's family plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday seeking unspecified damages and alleging that UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland doctors and nurses mishandled the 13-year-old's care after surgery in a case that continues to challenge the medical establishment's thinking on brain death. 
New era of limits at West Contra Costa schools

As the West Contra Costa school district spends about $12 million a month on construction projects, a team of new administrators is advising the board, its facilities subcommittee and the independent citizens bond oversight committee to take a break from approving new building and instead take a hard look at priorities and funding. At two meetings this past week, the recently hired associate superintendent for facilities and the bond program delivered a sobering message: There is not enough money left to fulfill promises made to communities when they approved $1.6 billion in bond construction measures. 
( Dan Honda )
A's putting their money in the bullpen

The Oakland A's are spending over $18 million on their relievers, an amount in the American League West that is being matched only by the Houston Astros. 
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
California drought likely a fixture, says Stanford study

Human-caused climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California -- boosting the odds that our current crisis will become a fixture of the future, according to a major report Stanford scientists released Monday morning.