Talk Back: Gay marriage bans
Do you think the Supreme Court will find gay marriage bans in several states unconstitutional?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Driest January in History

With high-pressure system parked off the West Coast for the whole month, fears that the 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge' in 2014 that led to the third year of California's historic drought may have returned. 
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Bay Area home flippers face lean year, economists say

Buying and reselling homes quickly at a profit is slowing down in the Bay Area due to declining foreclosures, slowing price gains and competition from regular buyers, a study released Thursday by Trulia showed. Professionals agree — it’s slim pickings out there. 
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10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
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Barnidge: How's your community doing on curtailing tobacco use?

The American Lung Association has issued its annual report cards. 
Celebrities
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Justin Bieber apologizes for being a jerk

After appearance with Ellen DeGeneres, singer posts video because he doesn’t want people to judge him. 
Spotlight
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Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
BUSINESS
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3D printers to make human body parts? It's happening

While printed parts for humans so far have used plastic, metal and other inorganic materials, researchers in California and elsewhere also have begun printing living tissue, with the goal of eventually employing 'bioprinters' to make customized kidneys, livers and other organs for people needing transplants.  
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
(AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)
Justin Bieber apologizes for being a jerk

After appearance with Ellen DeGeneres, singer posts video because he doesn’t want people to judge him.