CRIME
Richmond: Burglar shot to death by roofer, but fellow robbers charged with his murder

Contra Costa prosecutors, using a rarely used penal code, have charged two suspected burglars with murdering their accomplice even though it was an elderly store owner who shot the man to death while defending his business. 
EDUCATION
California's affirmative action ban bolstered by Supreme Court ruling

By upholding a Michigan law nearly identical to California's, the ruling left only a legislative -- or ballot initiative -- route for allowing racial and gender preferences in public college admissions, contracts and hiring. But that path, too, is now littered with obstacles. 
OBITUARIES
San Jose's first female mayor, Janet Gray Hayes, has died at 87

Janet Gray Hayes, who became San Jose's first female mayor 40 years ago and sparked a late-20th-century women's movement in elective politics, died Monday at about 4:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Retirement Community where she had been living, her daughter, Megan Hayes, said. She was 87.  
(Peter Dazeley)
Worried about hackers? You should be

A new report found that hackers are becoming more efficient and organized while many companies are struggling to get even fundamental cybersecurity measures into place. Full Story
( Mark DuFrene )
Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

Bored with chardonnay and IPA? Explore mead, the ancient honey beverage and fastest growing segment of the American alcohol industry, with sales up 130 percent from 2012 to 2013. In the Bay Area, fine artisanal mead is being crafted in a variety of styles, from the hop-fermented mead at The Mead Kitchen in Berkeley to sparkling mead at Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes. 
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Oprah Winfrey sued by her stepmom

Barbara Winfrey claims Oprah kicked her out of her own Nashville home following a divorce.