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    Talk Back: Ferguson shooting
    Do you believe the Justice Department should be involved in the police shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri?
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    Odometer scam: Arrest points to bigger crime trend

    The arrest this week of an Antioch used car dealer in an alleged odometer scheme points to what one DMV official calls "the fastest-growing trend crime in the state of California," costing unspecting Californians $1.2 billion in lost car values in 2013. 
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    New California law allows dogs to dine on restaurant patios

    Gov. Jerry Brown -- owner of Sutter, California's "first dog" and an adorable Welsh corgi to boot -- has signed into law a bill making it perfectly legal to bring your dog out to dinner with you. 
    (LiPo Ching)
    Harbaugh, 49ers undaunted by Levi's Stadium turf woes

    Levi's Stadium field being fitted with new grass for San Francisco 49ers' exhibition game Sunday against San Diego Chargers 
    ( Doug Duran )
    Live updates: Raiders vs. Packers

    Keep up with all the action as the Oakland Raiders play their third preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. 
    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. 
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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”  
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    Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is quite good till its final chapter

    Three out of the four stories set the perfct mood and tone, with Eva Green standing out. But the story with Jessica Alba just doesn't go off with a kiss kiss bang bang as it should.
     
    Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is quite good till its final chapter

    Three out of the four stories set the perfct mood and tone, with Eva Green standing out. But the story with Jessica Alba just doesn't go off with a kiss kiss bang bang as it should.
     
    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”  
     
     
     
    ( 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.