• 49ers camp: Frank Gore and Father Time - 07/30/2014 10:16 PM PDT
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    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?)
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    Osprey expand nesting areas to shoreline

    The osprey, a fierce and powerful fishing bird, used to be just another San Francisco Bay shoreline visitor, flying over and feeding without setting down roots. These days, however, the acrobatic divers are becoming natives, constructing elaborate stick nests on cranes, poles or other man-made structures.

    Unusual sea creatures sail back to Monterey Bay

    Rare bird turns up on restored island in Richardson Bay 

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    BART tests new Oakland Airport tram

    The sleek, driverless trains will whiz riders between Coliseum Station and Oakland International Airport beginning this November. 
    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. 
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    Teens get 'Mad' at money-management boot camp in Antioch

    Credit union and volunteers teach the ins and outs of financial literacy, including check writing, balancing a budget, prioritizing expenses and managing debt 
    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
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    Aperitif hour

    Move over, Fernet. Refreshing, house-made seasonal aperitifs are finding their way into low-alcohol cocktail programs from San Mateo to Berkeley and San Francisco. With the launch of Sonoma Aperitifs in Penngrove and the rerelease of a classic 1997 book about these fortified libations, we'd say the trend is about to overflow from its tiny cordial glass.  
    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. 
    ( D. ROSS CAMERON )
    Aperitif hour

    Move over, Fernet. Refreshing, house-made seasonal aperitifs are finding their way into low-alcohol cocktail programs from San Mateo to Berkeley and San Francisco. With the launch of Sonoma Aperitifs in Penngrove and the rerelease of a classic 1997 book about these fortified libations, we'd say the trend is about to overflow from its tiny cordial glass.  
     
     
     
    ( 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.