Talk Back: High-speed rail
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Soda tax war returns to Bay Area

Two years after Richmond's effort to tax sugary drinks went down to resounding defeat, Berkeley and San Francisco look to make history on Nov. 4  
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San Francisco's Saison and Benu earn three Michelin stars

The star-studded 2015 Michelin list is out, and chefs Josh Skenes and Corey Lee have earned three stars each for their San Francisco restaurants. 
(Chris Pizzello)
Bob Dylan in concert: Infuriating, genius or both?

Black Keys' Patrick Carney, X's John Doe and others chime in with their thoughts, memories of Dylan's live shows. 
BAY AREA NEWS
( 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. 
Celebrities
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery. 
Spotlight
(Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area New Group Archives)
San Francisco's Saison and Benu earn three Michelin stars

The star-studded 2015 Michelin list is out, and chefs Josh Skenes and Corey Lee have earned three stars each for their San Francisco restaurants. 

BUSINESS


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Review: Apple Pay is great, at stores that accept it

Apple estimates there are 220,000 retailers or restaurants that accept contactless payments. That sounds like a lot until you realize that there are some 3.7 million retailers.  
(Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area New Group Archives)
San Francisco's Saison and Benu earn three Michelin stars

The star-studded 2015 Michelin list is out, and chefs Josh Skenes and Corey Lee have earned three stars each for their San Francisco restaurants. 
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.