• Moraga: Creating a town of kindness - 12/18/2014 01:03 PM PST

    Talk Back: Torture report
    Do you approve of the Senate's release of its report on the CIA's use of torture?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    Saint Mary's professor works to explain cultural touchstones using science

    Ron Olowin discusses origins of historical Christ 
    Upcoming public meetings in Lamorinda  
    The Housing Element process has been one Orinda has been obliged to complete in 2014, but the conversation about affordable housing needs to expand to the renewal of downtown and the role of housing in its future development.  
    LAMORINDAEmergency response team seeks volunteersRegistration for Lamorinda's CERT. training program in 2015 is now open, with the first class set to take place on Tues.  
    Owners of Take One Video are among the last of their breed  
    Schools, Scouts, town leaders join to stop bullying, and to make programs like "iKind" and "No More Walking Away" more aligned with one another  
    Bay Area Youth Sports -- Registration open for Winter Break Multi-Sports Camp for boys and girls, ages 5-12. Dec. 21-31 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Wilder Field #2, 101 Wilder Rd.  
    Campo boys win at Gridley Invitational Campolindo High's boys basketball earned three impressive wins to capture the Gridley Invitational tournament title on Dec.  
    Jose Carlos Fajardo/StaffCampo punches ticket to state bowl game Wide receiver Max Flower, right, and the Campolindo High football team are headed to the state championships.  
    Seven people with public, and personal, stories  
    (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
    Review: Palo Alto's Zola creates memorable dishes

    Chef Guillaume Bienamie, who worked at Marché in Menlo Park before its closure four years ago, finally has a restaurant of his own. Zola, in Palo Alto, showcases his talent, creativity and attention to detail with a winning menu of French starters and main courses, built on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
    Angelina Jolie ripped in more Sony emails

    Scott Rudin told Amy Pascal the “Unbroken” director was “seriously out of her mind.”