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Contra Costa Times editorial: State's bureaucratic response to care home fiasco unacceptable

More than a year after shutdown of Castro Valley care facility left a janitor and cook looking after elderly and mentally ill patients, no state workers have been disciplined and public information remains inaccessible.  
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board

Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot. 
Dec. 19 letters to the editor

CIA's use of torture is simply appallingI've read the news stories in the Times about the CIA torture report and am appalled by our government. Through further research, I've learned the report describes acts of torture conducted by the CIA and funded with our tax dollars including: waterboarding 
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Robin Abcarian: Berkeley effigies' powerful racial message was hurt by unclear intent

Early last Saturday, as students prepared for finals, two effigies were discovered hanging from UC Berkeley's famous Sather Gate. They were cardboard cutouts of blown-up photos: a black man and a black woman with the words "I can't breathe" stenciled across them. 
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Best of 2014: These great video games flew under the radar

'Fantasia: Music Evolved,' 'LittleBigPlanet 3' and 'Lords of the Fallen' among the releases that should not be overlooked.