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    Talk Back: PG&E tax break
    Should PG&E be able to write off its $1.6 billion fine for the San Bruno fire as a tax deduction?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
    Golden eagle dies 3 months after released into wild

    A young female golden eagle rescued by San Ramon Valley firefighters in March and rehabilitated by Lindsay Wildlife Hospital died last Saturday after being struck by a wind turbine.

    Impact of wind turbines on birds poses more questions than answers  

    (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
    Concord spray park water shuts off abruptly

    This summer, the water at Meadow Homes Spray Park has turned off automatically when the chemical levels get too high or too low. City workers are trying to fix the problem, but they aren't sure what's going wrong.  
    Gas prices could fall to under $2.50 a gallon

    And they may slip to under $2 nationwide by Christmas. 
    Lion killer faces onslaught from social media mob

    When the Internet collectively sets out to get somebody, its search algorithms don't always discriminate. On Twitter, anyone with the same name as the dentist demonized for killing Cecil the lion -- Walter Palmer -- was fair game for furious derision and death threats. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Jeff Chiu/AP)
    Wildfires throughout Northern California burn homes, force evacuations

    Series of wildfires statewide, includine one charring 21 acres in Lake County, burned homes and vegetation, and caused hundreds to evacuate their homes Thursday and Friday. 
    Celebrities
    J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

    The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back. 
    SPORTS
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Matt Hagan seeking another NHRA title

    NHRA Funny Car driver/cattle rancher Matt Hagan trying to repeat as champion.
     
    J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

    The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.