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    Talk Back: High-speed rail
    Are you happy that the state Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of high-speed rail to begin?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( JIM STEVENS )
    West Nile cases surging in state, Bay Area

    Officials are pulling out all the stops to confront the highest infection rate of the virus in mosquitoes since the disease was found in California in 2003. Public health officials say the drought might be to blame. 
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    Fracking ban on the ballot in tiny San Benito County has big statewide implications

    SAN JUAN BAUTISTA -- When President Ronald Reagan was pushing for offshore oil drilling on the edges of Monterey Bay in the mid-1980s, Santa Cruz voters fought back, approving a ballot measure that banned construction of all storage tanks, pipelines and other oil equipment in the city. 
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Purdy: Are Raiders on road to something better or road to nowhere?

    Latest loss, 24-13 to Arizona Cardinals, shows more improvement, but at some point wins must follow. 
    ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
    Concord: Neighbors of North Concord/Martinez BART station want city to establish permit parking zones

    Residents say they're already besieged by train riders parking near their homes and expect the situation to worsen when a parking fee kicks in next month. 
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    Navy issues draft environmental review for planned Concord Naval Weapons Station development

    Adopted in 2012, the Concord Reuse Project Area Plan calls for building up to 12,272 housing units and 6.1 million square feet of commercial space on about 2,300 acres near the North Concord/Martinez BART station. About 70 percent of the property will be preserved as parkland or open space.  
    Celebrities
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    Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

    The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children. 
    SPORTS
    ( Justin Edmonds )
    49ers embarrassed by Broncos, record-setting Manning

    Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes to eclipse Brett Favre for the NFL's all-time career lead, serving as Sunday night's showstopper in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 rout of the San Francisco 49ers.
     

    BUSINESS


    (Patrick Tehan)
    Women ascend in the world of climbing

    From local rock climbing gyms to state parks such as Castle Rock and the steep crags of Peru, more women and young girls are climbing than ever before. This weekend, a climbing festival in Oakdale, a small Sierra town just outside Yosemite, will celebrate women's contribution to climbing and several generations of women pioneers will share their stories.  
    (Greg Gayne / FX)
    Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

    The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.