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BART rider satisfaction lowest in 16 years

Hot, crowded cars, dirty seats and carpets, top the list of complaints in new BART passenger survey released Thursday 
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Ex-CEO charged with falsifying late wife's will

Stephen King, former head of the oil giant's South African operation, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Contra Costa court on five felony charges involving his deceased wife, who also served as a Chevron executive, and her estate. 
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Driest January in history

With high-pressure system parked off the West Coast for the whole month, fears that the 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge' in 2014 that led to the third year of California's historic drought may have returned. 
Solutions outlined for state parks

California's venerable state parks -- from sunny Los Angeles beaches to towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains -- are under "serious stress" and suffering from declining budgets, shorter hours, higher fees, a $1.3 billion maintenance backlog and outdated technology.  
Trent Baalke's personnel department officially brought back Tom Gamble on Thursday, two years after Gamble left to join the Philadelphia Eagles front office.  
As a proposed $1.25 million settlement for cheerleader wage theft pends approval in an Alameda County court, another class action lawsuit over pay and compensation has been filed against the Oakland Raiders by a former Raiderette.  
01/29/2015 10:29 PM PST - Starters and reserves for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York.
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Buying and reselling homes quickly at a profit is slowing down in the Bay Area due to declining foreclosures, slowing price gains and competition from regular buyers, a study released Thursday by Trulia showed. Professionals agree — it’s slim pickings out there.  
Death Row Records founder Marion 'Suge' Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder early Friday, hours after the rap music figure turned himself in to authorities in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and injured another near Los Angeles.  
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Home improvement experts agree that putting together a basic toolbox is a good idea for anyone, whether a renter or homeowner, one who says 'I'm all thumbs,' or another whose 2015 New Year's resolutions included tackling a home improvement project. Here are ideas from DIY writer Jennifer Noonan; builder-remodeler Bob Vila, 'This Old House' host Kevin O'Connor and others.
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SF IndieFest: 5 films you shouldn't miss

From the inspiring 'F R E E' to the creepy 'Black Mountain Side' to the charming and illuminating 'Beyond Clueless,' IndieFest is packed with low-budget gems.