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Richmond: City, school district racing the clock to set up Internet

The West Contra Costa school district has a plan to give every student a tablet to use at home. But the plan is complicated by the fact that in some neighborhoods, like the Iron Triangle, as many as 40 percent of residents don't have an Internet connection.

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Walnut Creek tract showdown goes to 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.  
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Carr experiences more growing pains

Oakland Raiders have managed a grand total of 27 points in back-to-back losses to Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. 
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2015 holiday TV guide

TV unleashes a blizzard of holiday-themed specials, movies and animated treats. 
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Seasoned Collector: Holiday 2015 historic home tours, antique shopping

Holiday events are scheduled at historic Bay Area homes, from McConaghy House in Hayward to Ainsley House in Campbell. Plus, a roundup of holiday teas and shopping events.