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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?)
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Concord: Street robberies plague Monument Boulevard area

    In the first six months of the year, 22 percent of street robberies occurred near two intersections on Monument Boulevard.  
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Warriors acquire Jason Thompson

    The Golden State Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for Gerald Wallace.
     
    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
    (Karl Mondon, Bay Area News Group)
    BART transbay service disrupted this weekend: drivers, BART riders be prepared for delays

    BART closing Transbay Tube all day Saturday and Sunday for track work. Buses will carry BART riders to and from Oakland s 19th Street Station to Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco. Agencies warn of extra traffic, delays of hour or more to drive across Bay Bridge. 
    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. 
    BUSINESS
    ( Gary Reyes )
    Micrel's Ray Zinn ends run as Silicon Valley's longest-serving CEO

    The semiconductor industry has been beaten and battered by consolidation, price-cutting and competition from Asia, but Ray Zinn steered Micrel through the storm, finally relinquishing the captain's seat this spring.
     
    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.