Talk Back: Border kids
Should the U.S. continue to accommodate unaccompanied Latin America children coming across the border?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
California Coastal Commission ratchets up legal pressure on billionaire Vinod Khosla

Martin's Beach access fight at center of battle between environmentalists and tech mogul.  
New poll: 75 percent of Californians support local mandatory water-use restrictions
Support for restrictions stretches across the state and tops 80 percent in Los Angeles, where water use has barely budged since Gov. Jerry Brown declared the drought earlier this year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. 

Barnidge: Not every change in Lafayette is coming at a breakneck pace
More than 3 years later, Terraces at Lafayette still hung up in approval process 

Obama, in Silicon Valley for fundraisers, touts accomplishments
With crises abounding at home and abroad, President Barack Obama told some of Silicon Valley's richest Democratic donors Wednesday that he's proud of his presidency's economic and other accomplishments and needs a Democratic House majority with which to finish his tenure.  

Obama in Bay Area for two fundraisers; Republicans criticize trip
President Barack Obama arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday night for a fundraising trip to the Bay Area. 

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. 
( JOHN GREEN )
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. 
(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.