• Giants hot streak at glance - 07/28/2015 06:42 PM PDT
    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?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Anda Chu/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. 
    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. 
    ( Gary Reyes )
    NFL training camp: 49ers embark on a new era

    The departure of so many vital cogs -- Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Justin Smith -- means new coach Jim Tomsula has jobs to fill 
    ( 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.