Talk Back: Afghanistan
Do you think President Obama was right to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?
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( Dan Honda )
Traffic surges on 'gateways' into Bay Area

Every day, 587,000 vehicles pass into or out of the Bay Area from neighboring counties, the highest level in seven years and a 34 percent increase since 1992. Traffic on 580-205 is poised to surpass Interstate 80 within the next five years for these drivers, while 101 will surpass Highway 17 in two or three years. 
(Rich Pedroncelli / AP)
Wide disparity among counties' incarceration rates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The number of inmates in California's county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and San Francisco far less likely to lock up criminals than 
(Laura A. Oda/Staff)
Adjusting to Oakland's higher minimum wage

Oakland workers will greatly benefit from the minimum wage hike from $9 to $12.25 an hour, academics say, but business owners have struggled to handle the sudden payroll increase, some say.  
(Brandon Dill/AP)
Kerr's goal to keep Warriors rested, healthy

Having clinched the Western Conference's top seed, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is focusing on keeping his players healthy as they head tooward the postseason 
BAY AREA NEWS
( Patrick Tehan )
St. Cesar? San Jose leaders propose Catholic sainthood for farm labor leader

Family members of labor leader Cesar Chavez led a march in his honor through the neighborhood where he once lived, and some supporters also used the birthday commemoration to revive a movement to make Chavez a Catholic saint. 
Celebrities
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work. 
SPORTS
(Brandon Dill/AP)
Steve Kerr's goal to keep Warriors rested, healthy

Having clinched the Western Conference's top seed, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is focusing on keeping his players healthy as they head tooward the postseason 
Spotlight
(Courtesy of Rich Cordes)
Keeping wild birds healthy is tricky business

Dosing water supplies is not a recommended treatment for dealing with outbreaks of disease among wild birds. 
BUSINESS
(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
Strong Bay Area economy powers surge for local credit unions

Credit unions in the Bay Area outperformed their counterparts statewide during 2014, a trend that underscores the strength of this region's economy, according to information released Friday by the California Credit Union League. 
(Courtesy of Rich Cordes)
Keeping wild birds healthy is tricky business

Dosing water supplies is not a recommended treatment for dealing with outbreaks of disease among wild birds. 
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.