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?
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Patients can seek payment for vaccine-related injuries

Depending on the severity of their reaction, many vaccine-injured victims have received monetary settlements from a little-known government entity called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program -- but only if they can prove their injury was more likely than not caused or aggravated by a vaccine. 
How to make sense of the senseless?

The harrowing tragedy that recently befell 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton is extremely unlikely -- statistically. But probability is no comfort to parents carrying memories of Newtown and Columbine. Maddy's killing has thrown parents and children into a maelstrom of fear, confronting a crime both unforeseen and unfathomable. 
Fire out at Rodeo refinery, health advisory lifted

Multiple reports of an incident at the refinery spurred the Contra Costa County health department to issue a public health advisory for the towns of Rodeo and Crockett. 
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Drought impact: Country club plans sewer plant

Diablo Country Club tees up plans pioneering recycling project to secure its water future  
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
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49ers practice will remain at sod-weary Levi's Stadium

Sunday afternoon's practice will take place, as scheduled, at Levi's Stadium, where last year's sod problems resurfaced in Saturday night's first practice of training camp. 
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.