Contra Costa Times editorial: Tony La Russa's enshrinement in Hall of Fame is well-deserved
If ever there was a poster child for those in this world who believe in the virtue of sweating the details, it's former A's Manager Tony La Russa. Ask anyone who ever played for him or worked with him on anything, the man leaves little to chance.
The horrific downing of a Malaysia Airlines commercial jetliner over Ukraine last week -- most likely from a surface-to-air missile launched by Russian separatists -- has put Russian President Vladimir Putin in a desperate bind.
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Cartoons: Was Putin involved with airliner's demise?
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San Ramon Valley letters: Opinion page no place for some opinions
Opinion page no place for some opinionsI am tiring of rants that are regularly submitted as "letters." Most recent was a screed from Mark Marcotte (July 10), in which he presents his biases and personal misinformation as "a fact.
Guest Commentary: Neighbors should understand that no one wants their smoke
Smoke gets in my eyes, lungs and throat. It fills my house and there is no escape. I have lived in my lovely home for more than 20 years, longer, I am pretty sure, than the various neighbors whose houses back up to mine on my street.
William Pesek: Malaysian Air can use crisis to root out problems
What a difference four months can make. In March, Malaysian leader Najib Razak was widely criticized for mishandling the search for a Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared with 239 people on board.
What is running through Vladimir Putin's head?
So what drives the Russian President's thoughts and action on Ukraine? Willis Sparks, global macro director at Eurasia Group, discusses pressure on Putin following the downing on flight MH17.
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This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives
Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.
Bay Area s snobbiest small cities? (Cast your vote)
Palo Alto and Walnut Creek make the list compiled by real estate blog Movoto based on home prices, household income, cultural amenities, educational achievement and more.
Bill Murray shows up at ice cream party
'Lost in Translation’ actor was the guest of honor at an ice cream truck near area he was shooting a movie.