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Options for Doctors Medical Center become clearer

Legal opinion suggests that struggling West Contra Costa hospital could be converted into a satellite emergency department under the county's jurisdiction. 
(Doug Duran)
Raiders' Brice Butler battles for roster spot

Oakland Raiders' Brice Butler making himself part of discussion for roster spot at wide receiver  
(Mercury News)
Roadshow: Windshield washer sparks road rage

You will be surprised at how far a spray a water can travel at freeway speeds.  
BAY AREA NEWS
( Karl Mondon )
Bidder for Bay Area hospitals sues unions, alleging extortion

In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to buy the struggling Daughters of Charity Health Care System is suing employee unions under the federal RICO Act, saying the unions are trying to thwart that deal and others by using extortionist tactics aimed at forcing it to cave into union demands.  
Spotlight
( Spengler )
How Edan Lepucki's 'California' makes us appreciate our present state

Yet another depiction of dystopia, and reminiscent of Jean Hegland's 'Into the Forest,' the novel 'California' focuses on a young couple surviving off the land who are hungry, unwashed, fearful, bored, and dream of creature comforts they vaguely remember from a much earlier life, be it a bar of Dove soap or a book.
 
BUSINESS
(Paul Sakuma/AP Photo)
Apple v. Samsung: Judge refuses sales ban on Samsung smartphones

Following second trial in smartphone wars, federal judge denies Apple bid for block on U.S. sales of Samsung smartphones found to violate iPhone patent rights 
( Spengler )
How Edan Lepucki's 'California' makes us appreciate our present state

Yet another depiction of dystopia, and reminiscent of Jean Hegland's 'Into the Forest,' the novel 'California' focuses on a young couple surviving off the land who are hungry, unwashed, fearful, bored, and dream of creature comforts they vaguely remember from a much earlier life, be it a bar of Dove soap or a book.
 
 
 
 
( 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.