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    Talk Back: Ferguson shooting
    Do you believe the Justice Department should be involved in the police shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri?
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    Questions swirl after man dies after being diverted to distant hospital

    A man died after being transported by ambulance to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley this week, and questions swirl about whether the decision earlier this month to stop ambulance transports to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo played a role.  
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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. 
    (Courtesy of Steve Hung)
    Harbaugh, 49ers undaunted by Levi's Stadium turf woes

    Levi's Stadium field being fitted with new grass for San Francisco 49ers' exhibition game Sunday against San Diego Chargers 
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    Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' wavers a bit

    De La Salle High School football film strong on message, despite some credibility issues  
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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. 
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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”  
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    Jim Caviezel heads De La Salle football's fan club

    'When the Game Stands Tall' actor greatly admires his new friend, Bob Ladouceur, whom he plays in the film about De La Salle High School football.  
    (Tracy Bennett)
    Jim Caviezel heads De La Salle football's fan club

    'When the Game Stands Tall' actor greatly admires his new friend, Bob Ladouceur, whom he plays in the film about De La Salle High School football.  
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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”  
     
     
     
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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
     
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    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.