• 'Mythbusters' cans 3 co-hosts - 08/22/2014 10:11 AM PDT
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    Talk Back: Water bond
    Do you think passing a statewide water bond will help improve water storage?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Karl Mondon / Staff)
    Bay Area billionaire's climate-change ads leave fact-checkers cold

    Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and the Washington Post are dogging one of the nation's biggest political donors, Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, who ditched his ties to fossil fuels 
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    Pleasant Hill wants judge to toss out firearms lawsuit

    PLEASANT HILL -- The city wants a lawsuit challenging its firearms ordinance tossed out, arguing that the plaintiffs' lack standing to sue and that the City Council followed the law when it approved the measure. 
    ( Kristopher Skinner )
    Community colleges could soon start offering bachelor's degrees

    California community colleges could soon start offering bachelor's degrees 
    ( Tracy Bennett )
    Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' wavers a bit

    De La Salle High School football film strong on message, despite some credibility issues  
    BAY AREA NEWS
    San Jose: Inaugural Community Service Officers become official, with aim of easing patrol burden

    The San Jose Police Department marked a historic day Thursday by graduating its inaugural class of Community Service Officers, who will be tasked with easing the burden off an undermanned and overworked patrol force. 
    SPORTS
    ( Doug Duran )
    Raiders visit to Green Bay will be difficult dress rehearsal

    Oakland Raiders haven't shined on offense or defense in their first two exhibitions, but a good performance against the Packers at Lambeau Field would be a strong confidence boost for the Silver and Black. 
    Spotlight
    When The Game Stands Tall': Where are the De La Salle players now?

    CHRIS BILLERDe La Salle class: 2004Position: LT/DECollege: CalOccupation: Technical recruiterDe La Salle impact: "My experience playing football at De La Salle taught me how important work ethic, accountability, and mental toughness is in succeeding. 
    When The Game Stands Tall': Where are the De La Salle players now?

    CHRIS BILLERDe La Salle class: 2004Position: LT/DECollege: CalOccupation: Technical recruiterDe La Salle impact: "My experience playing football at De La Salle taught me how important work ethic, accountability, and mental toughness is in succeeding. 
     
     
     
    ( 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. 
    ( 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.