Talk Back: Hillary Clinton
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Contra Costa Times editorial: Proposed cure for the CPUC would be worse

For at least a decade the California Public Utilities Commission has failed to carry out its basic mission. It still cozies up to the utilities it regulates at the public's expense. 
Twice now, Concord City Manager Valerie Barone made last-minute changes that cast shadows over the integrity Naval Weapons Station planning process. It's unclear if she acted on her own, as she claims, or under pressure from the council. It is clear that she misled the public, which is inexcusable.  
The Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, has been spreading throughout Brazil and neighboring countries, putting more concerns for the Olympics this summer, and some cases are discovered in the United States.  
Daniel Borenstein: Plan to shore up CalSTRS doesn't work as billed

Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through a plan to "fully fund" the $74 billion shortfall of CalSTRS, the nation's second largest pension system. But it may not work out that way.  
(Nate Beeler)
Cartoons: New Hampshire contenders (and pretenders)

The New Hampshire primary takes place today which can be pivotal for the likes of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. 
Feb. 10 letters to the editor

Connected articles speaking volumesSometimes articles have connections not immediately obvious, such as two articles in the Jan. 24 Times.One, Richard Colman's opinion piece, "Environmental fascism is encroaching on Bay Area," the other compared the 1985 and 2016 Bay Area Super Bowls. 
Guest commentary: Saying no to coal in Oakland is the right thing to do

The Oakland City Council recently established a Department of Race and Equity, hoping to address social and racial disparities in Oakland.How ironic that the Oakland Global Trade and Logistic Center is seeking to turn West Oakland into the largest coal export facility on the West Coast. 
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Eugene Robinson: Marco Rubio's weird loop reveals a lack of substance

It's time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there. The void behind his prettified rhetoric was stunningly revealed in Saturday night's debate. 
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( 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 
(Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Sylvester Stallone considered skipping Academy Awards

Sylvester Stallone says he considered boycotting Academy Awards until Ryan Coogler told him to go.