Talk Back: Gay marriage bans
Do you think the Supreme Court will find gay marriage bans in several states unconstitutional?
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BART rider satisfaction lowest in 16 years

Hot, crowded cars, dirty seats and carpets, top the list of complaints in new BART passenger survey released Thursday 
(Dan Honda)
Ex-CEO charged with falsifying late wife's will

Stephen King, former head of the oil giant's South African operation, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Contra Costa court on five felony charges involving his deceased wife, who also served as a Chevron executive, and her estate. 
( Gary Reyes )
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. 
( Patrick Tehan )
Solutions outlined for state parks

California's venerable state parks -- from sunny Los Angeles beaches to towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains -- are under "serious stress" and suffering from declining budgets, shorter hours, higher fees, a $1.3 billion maintenance backlog and outdated technology.  
BAY AREA NEWS
(Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
Former Raiderette files class-action lawsuit against the team

As a proposed $1.25 million settlement for cheerleader wage theft pends approval in an Alameda County court, another class action lawsuit over pay and compensation has been filed against the Oakland Raiders by a former Raiderette. 
SPORTS
( Otto Greule Jr )
Oakland is where Lynch can feel at home

BeastMode, Marshawn Lynch, may not want to talk at the Super Bowl, but he's right at home at Oakland Tech High. 
Spotlight
( Lisa Wrenn )
SF IndieFest: 5 films you shouldn't miss

From the inspiring 'F R E E' to the creepy 'Black Mountain Side' to the charming and illuminating 'Beyond Clueless,' IndieFest is packed with low-budget gems. 
BUSINESS
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Bay Area house 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. 
( Lisa Wrenn )
SF IndieFest: 5 films you shouldn't miss

From the inspiring 'F R E E' to the creepy 'Black Mountain Side' to the charming and illuminating 'Beyond Clueless,' IndieFest is packed with low-budget gems.