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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( 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 tinycounty 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. 
( Justin Edmonds )
Thompson: Depleted 49ers had no chance

San Francisco 49ers' embarrassing loss to Denver Broncos confirms that they're nowhere close to being an elite team, especially without all their horses.
 
( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
Concord: Neighbors of 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. 
BAY AREA NEWS
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Monterey SPCA to get proceeds from sale of late actress' Joan Fontaine home

The SPCA for Monterey County will be receiving even more money from the estate of actress Joan Fontaine. Proceeds from the sale of Fontaine's Carmel home also will be donated to the SPCA. That could be worth between $2 million and $3 million, said Noel Beutel, a Sotheby's International Realty Broker and executor of Fontaine's estate. 
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


Beyond GoPro: Skiers and snowboarders can measure everything with apps, hardware

A growing number of mobile apps, high-tech goggles and other digital devices that can measure with precision all of a skier or snowboarder's moves down a mountain, allowing winter sport athletes to push their limits with gadgets -- possibly even Google Glass -- that offer a wealth of data about their technique on the trail. 
(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.