Talk Back: Airline tragedy
Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
Richmond OKs $1 billion Chevron project with $90 million in community benefits

The Richmond City Council approved the modernization at the Chevron refinery after the company agreed to cap emissions and give $90 million over the next decade in community investments.  
Accused child molester Joseph Martin takes the stand

The former Concord elementary school teacher testifies that he's never placed his hand down the front of students' shirts. 
(ERIC RISBERG/Associated Press)
Fisherman's wharf restaurant fields angry calls after Monterey eatery with similar name bans noisy kids

A San Francisco restaurant says it is receiving angry calls and emails from members of the public who have confused it with a Monterey restaurant that recently drew news coverage for its ban on noisy children.  
LOCAL NEWS
( Gary Reyes )
Stanford surgeon's love of Rodin leads to high-tech exhibit

The interior anatomy of Rodin's sculpted hands are created in high-quality 3-D "virtual models" in a new exhibit at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center. Diagnoses are offered, and surgical solutions are proposed. The high-tech exhibit is part of a time-honored intersection of art and anatomy that dates back to the Renaissance -- offering new insights into old ailments. 
SPORTS
( Alex Washburn )
Wilner: 49ers, Levi's Stadium pursue college football's potential

With Levi's Stadium hosting three key college football games this year, there's potential for bigger things for the San Francisco 49ers' new home 
Spotlight
(Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives. 
BUSINESS
( Ng Han Guan )
Tesla earnings: It's all about China and the gigafactory

Tesla Motors reports its 2Q earnings Thursday after the market close. In May, Tesla said it expected to deliver roughly 7,500 cars in 2Q; most analysts expect it to meet or slightly beat guidance.

Panasonic commits to Tesla gigafactory partnership  

This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
(Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives. 
 
 
 
( 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.