• Brewers beat Giants 5-2 - 07/28/2015 10:24 PM PDT
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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?)
    Madyson Middleton
    Residents shocked over teen's arrest, girl's death

    When 8-year-old Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton vanished Sunday evening, some residents of the Tannery Arts Center thought with dread about the addicts and transients living along a nearby stretch of the San Lorenzo River known as the 'heroin highway.' 
    (John Green/Bay Area News Group)
    Heat wave: Spare the Air days declared

    The heat brought with it summer's first Spare the Air day, with air deemed "unhealthy for sensitive groups" -- the worst possible rating -- Tuesday and Wednesday in the Santa Clara Valley and Wednesday in the East Bay. 
    (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)
    EBMUD rejects fake-turf rebates

    Water board notes environmental concerns in rejecting plan to give a break to homeowners who install plastic turf in place of lawns. 
    ( D. ROSS CAMERON )
    A's trade Ben Zobrist to Kansas City

    Oakland A's make their third trade in a week, sending Zobrist to Kansas City for two pitchers including left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' third-rated prospect. 
    SPORTS
    (Josie Lepe)
    Brewers beat Giants 5-2

    Giants general manager Bobby Evans could be stepping up his time on the phone searching for a starting pitcher on Wednesday, if he didn't start in the middle of Tuesday night's sobering 5-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park. 
    Spotlight
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Brooks on Beer: Healdsburg's Bear Republic is a hoppy haven

    Bear Republic's brewpub is high on any list of beer-ophile pleasures. Here's the scoop on the brewery, its people -- and its new IPA ice cream.  
    BUSINESS
    ( Gary Reyes )
    Drone traffic control? NASA, Amazon, Google partner to manage self-driving swarms

    Amazon was the first to unveil a detailed traffic plan Tuesday that included a high-speed lane for robot delivery drones -- including its own Prime Air fleet -- flying between 200 and 400 feet above the ground.
     
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Brooks on Beer: Healdsburg's Bear Republic is a hoppy haven

    Bear Republic's brewpub is high on any list of beer-ophile pleasures. Here's the scoop on the brewery, its people -- and its new IPA ice cream.