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Bay Area billionaire's climate-change ads leave fact-checkers cold

Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and the Washington Post are dogging one of the nation's biggest political donors, Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, who ditched his ties to fossil fuels 
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Pleasant Hill wants judge to toss out firearms lawsuit

PLEASANT HILL -- The city wants a lawsuit challenging its firearms ordinance tossed out, arguing that the plaintiffs' lack standing to sue and that the City Council followed the law when it approved the measure. 
( Kristopher Skinner )
Community colleges could soon start offering bachelor's degrees

California community colleges could soon start offering bachelor's degrees 
( Doug Duran )
Raiders visit to Green Bay will be difficult dress rehearsal

Oakland Raiders haven't shined on offense or defense in their first two exhibitions, but a good performance against the Packers at Lambeau Field would be a strong confidence boost for the Silver and Black. 
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San Jose: Inaugural Community Service Officers become official, with aim of easing patrol burden

The San Jose Police Department marked a historic day Thursday by graduating its inaugural class of Community Service Officers, who will be tasked with easing the burden off an undermanned and overworked patrol force. 
SPORTS
( Andrew Nelles )
Giants get split with Cubs

The San Francisco Giants lost 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs in the completion of Tuesday's suspended game, then won the scheduled game 5-3 behind Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey. 
 
 
 
( 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
 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
The 49ers tear up the Levi's Stadium field, and will try to get it right this time, only weeks before the regular season

This is not ideal--this wouldn't be good for a creaky old stadium (like Candlestick), but for the debut days of fancy, shimmering Levi's Stadium, the jewel of the York ownership era, it's just perplexing.