Talk Back: Airline tragedy
Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
Washington Post reporter from Marin detained in Iran

A Washington Post reporter who grew up in Marin and his wife are among four journalists detained in Iran. 
Protesters plan to block Israel-owned commercial vessels from docking at Port of Oakland
OAKLAND - Bay Area activists are planning to block two commercial shipping tankers partially owned by the Israel Corporation from docking and unloading at the Port of Oakland on Saturday in support of the Palestinian people, according to event organizers. 

Neel Kashkari is running the best campaign that money can't buy
Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari is hosting radio shows, pushing for debates, even marching in parades -- anything he can do without spending his scant money, while Gov. Jerry Brown watches and waits. 

Political Blotter: Congressional Soccer Caucus sets a goal
The Congressional Soccer Caucus (who knew we had one?) pushes for labor reforms ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar; also, 'the Brown is the new green' anti-drought slogan puts the governor's name on signs around the state. 

Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of new law
Promising to adhere to a "biblical lifestyle," more than 300,000 Americans are taking advantage of a little-known provision in the nation's health care law that allows them to avoid the new penalties for not having health insurance. 

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.