Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial: Thanksgiving is no stranger to controversy
Thanksgiving is another one of those holidays -- like the Fourth of July and Presidents Day -- that is truly an American event. To be sure, other countries have their own versions celebrated at different times, but Thanksgiving itself is a purely American concoction.
Daniel Borenstein: Rodeo-Hercules Fire District must not skirt election rules or short firefighters' pension fund.
The financially strapped Rodeo-Hercules Fire District faces huge challenges. But that doesn't excuse legally questionable property assessments or stiffing creditors.
Cartoons: Donald Trump is Mr. Outrageous
These cartoonists in this compiled slideshow have a field day with the latest antics from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He claims to have seen thousands of Muslims celebrate after the collapse of the World Trade Center amid attacks in 2001.
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Piedmonter/Montclarion letters: Raiders needn't let door hit them on way out
Raiders needn't let door hit themSo, now the Oakland Raiders, after bilking taxpayers for $200 million and having the nerve to demand $400 million more, have signed on the powerhouse CEO of Walt Disney to help them move to L.
Guest Commentary: Barbara Cowan: Time for Antioch trustees to return to focusing on their real mission
On September 2015, I stood before my own school board to announce my resignation. This was the culmination of two years of exciting and productive progress and one subsequent year of agonizing defense of the prior good deeds of the superintendent, the staff and the district.
Ruben Navarrette: Congressional Hispanics' hollow advocacy
Hear ye, hear ye. Let it henceforth be known that the honorable members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus do not sanction the word "illegals." They prefer the term "undocumented.
Watch: Dianne Feinstein: 'Bomb-building recipes should be taken offline'
Democratic California Sen.Dianne Feinstein says she's called on tech companies to remove bomb-making guides from the internet and warns against the widespread availability of such information online.
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Body positive: Oakland campaign celebrates women of all body shapes
The #BeyondBeauty social media campaign, launching Black Friday by an Oakland magazine, challenges media ideas of female attractiveness.
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Is John Stamos heading to jail in DUI case?
John Stamos gets probation, not jail time, following his June arrest in Beverly Hills for driving under the influence.