• The 1989 Oakland A's: Chapter Two - 07/25/2014 01:45 PM PDT
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    Talk Back: Border kids
    Should the U.S. continue to accommodate unaccompanied Latin America children coming across the border?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    Child porn website history found on Joseph Martin's computer, defense says accidental

    Martin's defense attorney argued that websites such as Milkboys.com and Gayboystube.com could have reached Martin's computer through pop-ups and redirect websites that could send users to unintended pages. 
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    Harmful bacteria prompts complete closure for swimmers at Pleasanton lake

    Extremely high levels of harmful E. coli bacteria have prompted the closure of Shadow Cliffs Lake to swimmers until further notice, East Bay Regional Park District officials said Friday.  
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    Lane-splitting guidelines removed from CHP website

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stopped traffic by driving between lanes. 
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    49ers notebook: Aldon Smith 'feeling great' at start of camp

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who might face NFL discipline after off-field incidents, looked in his natural element Thursday, suiting up in a No. 99 jersey and menacing quarterbacks on the practice field.

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    Flora Grubb: What makes a landscape award-worthy

    Flora Grubb of the chic San Francisco nursery Flora Grubb Gardens was tapped to help choose the five Best Professional Landscape finalists in this year's national online Considered Design Awards competition, presented by Remodelista.com (for interiors) and by Gardenista.com (for outdoor designs). Here Grubb shares ideas on winning landscapes, and we meet this category's three Bay Area competition finalists.  
    BUSINESS
    (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
    Facebook stock soars, as company briefly passes IBM in market value

    Facebook's one-day stock surge also added about $1.6 billion to the personal wealth of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose company holdings are now worth more than $33 billion. 
    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. 
    Flora Grubb: What makes a landscape award-worthy

    Flora Grubb of the chic San Francisco nursery Flora Grubb Gardens was tapped to help choose the five Best Professional Landscape finalists in this year's national online Considered Design Awards competition, presented by Remodelista.com (for interiors) and by Gardenista.com (for outdoor designs). Here Grubb shares ideas on winning landscapes, and we meet this category's three Bay Area competition finalists.  
     
     
     
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    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
     
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    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.