Talk Back: Global warming
Will the international global warming conference in Paris be a success?

(Tell us why or why not?)
Richmond: Meeting seeks resident input on future Berkeley Global Campus

Richmond residents and others curious to learn about the progress of the proposed Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay are invited to a community briefing, scheduled for Monday. 
Political Blotter: California Endowment offers grants to aid Syrian refugees
The California Endowment will make emergency relief grants to groups helping Syrian refugees; also, House members urge Gov. Jerry Brown to be ready to declare a Dungeness crab economic disaster. 

Barnidge: Understaffed East Contra Costa Fire District can no longer be ignored
The East Contra Costa Fire District, hobbled by inadequate funding, has only three engine companies -- nine firefighters -- on call to answer the needs of 110,000 residents spread across 249 square miles. 

Walnut Creek tract showdown goes to City Council
Neighborhood opposition to building 53 houses in semirural Tice Valley near Rossmoor has intensified as the project heads to the City Council for final consideration on Dec. 15.  

San Jose: 26,000 people participate in Turkey Trot races
While most commuters enjoyed a day of rest on Thanksgiving, Lori Sievert left her Livermore home and hit the freeway before sunrise to trot along with thousands of others along the streets of downtown San Jose in the 11th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. 

(Jeff Neumann/A&E)
TV Tonight: 'Unforgettable' gets new life -- and Skeet Ulrich

Poppy Montgomery's crime serial is reborn on A&E. Plus, holiday season really gets underway with 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' and 'Crown for Christmas.' 
(Colin Young-Wolff)
Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record

Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”