Talk Back: Torture report
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Walnut Creek city manager: 4 votes for raise, 1 for boot

City Councilman Justin Wedel attacked Ken Nordhoff as untrustworthy, based on the city manager's handling of a scandal involving abuse at the Lesher Center. 
Richmond cop with pounds of marijuana won't face charges

A Richmond police K-9 officer found with marijuana in his home earlier this year likely won't be charged with a crime, authorities said, but his future return to the police force remains undetermined. 
( Gary Reyes )
49ers release McDonald after claim of sexual assault

Beleaguered defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released from the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, hours after police announced that a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her at his home earlier this week. 
( Doug Duran )
Berkeley police denounced at raucous council meeting

Angry residents, many of whom took part in recent protests over police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York, say Berkeley Police Department needs to examine its own attitude toward minorities as well as change the way it responds to protests 
Board of Supervisors to place stricter limitations on 'alcopops' in Contra Costa

The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve proposed recommendations to place greater restrictions on how liquor stores can advertise alcopops and where show owners can display them in stores.