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    Talk Back: Hillary Clinton
    Do you think Hillary Clinton will be the eventual Democratic Party presidential nominee?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    UC Berkeley in the red: Cuts, changes coming

    Just as California's public colleges are getting back on their feet after crushing recession-era cuts, the world's most prominent public university has revealed it has deep financial problems.  
    No charges for man who killed carjacker

    Timothy Jones, 26, is being charged with carjacking, conspiracy and attempted robbery in connection to the case.  
    Peterson: Time to begin another fun writing run

    Gary Peterson, who spent 30 years as a sports columnist for the Contra Costa Times, reintroduces himself to readers as he begins a new stint as a metro columnist  
    ( Doug Duran )
    New express lanes opening on I-580

    All drivers, including carpoolers, will need a new FasTrak Flex tag to drive in these lanes between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. 
    Editorial: Rocket launch by North Korea an alarming act

    Should GEICO insurance company ever decide to make one of its signature commercials about world geopolitics, the copy might read something like this:"If you're an off-kilter dictator who wants to convince the world that your small, secretive nation is a world power, you launch a rocket into space. 
    ( Jackie Burrell )
    LA's art deco Broadway theater district is the (cool) cat's pajamas

    From the Theatre at the Ace to the gloriously garish and newly reopened Clifton's Cafeteria, Los Angeles' art deco Broadway theater district is too cool for words. 
    ( T. Charles Erickson )
    Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

    The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7