Talk Back: High-speed rail
Are you happy that the state Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of high-speed rail to begin?

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Chevron-funded campaign attacks Richmond mayor

The criticism focuses on Gayle McLaughlin's travel — but Chevron's favored candidate has taken more trips at greater taxpayer expense and missed far more City Council meetings. 
( Kristopher Skinner )
Contra Costa County drug bust: $18 million in meth, 22 arrests

Drug agents seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested 22 people in the largest bust of its kind in Contra Costa County history, authorities said.  
Raiders' injury update: Usama Young, LaMarr Woodley

Oakland Raiders Usama Young and LaMarr Woodley were both injured in loss to Arizona Cardinals; Young, was having an MRI and ESPN reported he was out for the season with an ACL/MCL tear 
(Mercury News)
Yosemite entrance fee could rise by 50 percent

The Obama administration proposes increasing Yosemite National Park's entrance fee from $20 to $30 per car, as part of a wider increase at 130 parks nationwide. 
( Karl Mondon )
Cold front brings light rain, cloudy skies to Bay Area

A cold front passes through the state has triggered the rain and created cloudy skies throughout the North Bay, according to the National Weather Service. 
(Matt Slocum/AP)
Purdy: Royals will use speed to beat Giants in six

The Kansas City Royals and manager Ned Yost will use the speedy Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon to gain an advantage over Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy and the rest of the San Francisco Giants