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    Talk Back: Preschool
    Do you believe the state should implement universal preschool?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
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    One girl's struggle through psych wards before doctors make bold diagnosis

    One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical sixth-grader, the next her mother says "she was psychotic and mentally retarded." It took 10 months misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder before two Stanford doctors determined she had a misunderstood and little-known condition called PANS that was likely caused by some kind of infection that sent her immune system attacking her brain. 
    Teen survives after stowing away on flight from San Jose to Hawaii

    Authorities say a 16-year-old Santa Clara boy is "lucky to be alive" after he ran away from home, clandestinely scaled a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport, and hid inside the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii in a case that has raised immediate questions about airport security beyond the terminals. 
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    PG&E and East Bay cities at standoff over plan to chop down thousands of trees

    Utility now claims tree roots pose main risk to pipeline. Cities prepare lawsuits to stop the chopping. 
    (Stephen Dunn)
    Kawakami: Warriors' David Lee dials it down in order to turn it on

    David Lee began slowly against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 but picked it up when the Warriors needed it the most.
     
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    Warming up to the future with Nest thermostat

    Google's self-adjusting Nest thermostat provides an intriguing example of what is fast coming down the road in the 'Internet of Things.'
     
    (AFP)
    Worst 1st date? Woman's dog, TV stolen

    A woman in New Jersey has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. Full Story
    (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP Images)
    Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

    Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season. 
    Jonathan Ferrey
    Richard Sherman's game-saving tipped pass in front of Crabtree that sealed the Seahawks' 23-17 victory with 22 seconds left was payback for something that happened with he and Crabtree in the summer  
     
    Grading the 49ers' loss to Seahawks
    Here is how the San Francisco 49ers graded in their 23-17 NFC Championship game loss at Seattle.
     

    Police say two men were injured in a shooting at house party in Fresno after a San Francisco 49ers fan was taunted by fans of the Seattle Seahawks.  
     
     
    Updated: January 19, 2014
    Nhat V. Meyer
    San Francisco 49ers' hopes of winning another Super Bowl end in Seattle in an NFC Championship game that also included a postgame trash-talk lashing from the Seahawks' Richard Sherman and a gruesome injury to NaVorro Bowman.

    49ers not blaming calls for loss to Seattle Seahawks

    Photo: 49er Patrick Willis reflects on NFC Championship loss over a bowl of ice cream

    49ers lose to Seahawks 23-17

    Richard Sherman blasts Michael Crabtree

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    ( 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
     
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

    The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.