Talk Back: Doctors hospital
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Man caves grow up

Plus, the height of selfie hubris, and Titanic II without the iceberg thing. 
( Karl Mondon )
Thompson: NFL holds 49ers' Aldon Smith accountable

The team's pass rush specialist will miss more than half the season thanks to commissioner Roger Goodell's stern ruling.  
( ANDA CHU )
Review: Perdition Smokehouse's barbecue could use a little giddy-up

The Berkeley beer and barbecue palace created by Trappist owner Chuck Stilphen has another incredible tap selection; on its best nights, the smoker makes beautiful music, but the kitchen can still hit a few sour notes. 
BAY AREA NEWS
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Oakland: After hiatus, Grand Lake Smoke Shop reopening

Peter Brady is reopening at a time when Grand Avenue is experiencing a major resurgence as part of Oakland's overall transformation in recent years into a dining, night life and travel destination. 
SPORTS
( Karl Mondon )
Can 49ers overcome extended loss of Aldon Smith?

San Francisco is already missing its other best defensive player -- All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman -- for at least half the season.  
BUSINESS
(Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar: New insurance requirements approved by California Legislature

Online ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar will provide more insurance for drivers under a bill sent to the governor's desk -- the result of a deal struck earlier this week following months of hardball negotiations. 
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Man caves grow up

Plus, the height of selfie hubris, and Titanic II without the iceberg thing. 
 
 
 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
The 49ers tear up the Levi's Stadium field, and will try to get it right this time, only weeks before the regular season

This is not ideal--this wouldn't be good for a creaky old stadium (like Candlestick), but for the debut days of fancy, shimmering Levi's Stadium, the jewel of the York ownership era, it's just perplexing.