Talk Back: Benghazi suspect
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Water wasters beware -- $500 fines possible

Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns or washing a car without a nozzle on the hose.  
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Confidential informant sues Richmond police, saying he was shot after being outed

Jose Hernandez has sued the Richmond Police Department, Sgt. Michael Wang, officers Chuck Whitney and Mario Chesney, and former police Chief Terry Hudson, claiming the exposure of his name and role as an informant led to him being shot. 
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Google executive's death turns torrid with prostitute's arrest

Alix Tichelman, 26, was in court Wednesday facing charges related to the death of Google executive Forrest Hayes, who was found dead from a heroin overdose on his luxury yacht in Santa Cruz in November. 
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49ers unveil Levi's Stadium menu and beer list -- just don't call them 'hot dogs'

Somewhere between a fast-food joint and a white-cloth fine dining institution, there is the food at Levi's Stadium, the new $1.3 billion Santa Clara home of the 49ers set to open in less than a month. 
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Google executive's November death on Santa Cruz yacht turns torrid with prostitute's arrest

Alix Tichelman, 26, was in court Wednesday facing charges related to the death of Google executive Forrest Hayes, who was found dead from a heroin overdose on his luxury yacht in Santa Cruz in November. 
SPORTS
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Giants bounce back, beat A's 5-2

Matt Cain pitches well and gets rare run support as the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland A's; Marco Scutaro will return to Giants on Friday or Saturday. 
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Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' a near-classic

With a great cast led Andy Serkis, who plays an ape who is more human than most humans, and stellar visual effects, 'Dawn' makes it clear that the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise is back in a big way.  
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. 
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Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' a near-classic

With a great cast led Andy Serkis, who plays an ape who is more human than most humans, and stellar visual effects, 'Dawn' makes it clear that the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise is back in a big way.  
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George Clooney rips British news outlet

Actor pens editorial in USA Today, defending his fiancee after paper said her mother was against marriage. 
 
 
 
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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. 
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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.