Talk Back: PG&E tax break
Should PG&E be able to write off its $1.6 billion fine for the San Bruno fire as a tax deduction?

(Tell us why or why not?)
Madyson Middleton
Santa Cruz police: Teen lured girl into apartment, killed her

A 15-year-old boy lured Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton into his apartment where he killed her and then hid her body in a recycling bin, according to police. 
Chevron cutting 500 jobs in San Ramon

Layoffs already underway at Bishop Ranch headquarters. 
Megalodon: A shark to be feared

If we were to compress the entire 4.5 billion years of Earth history into a three-hour movie, our species, Homo sapiens, would have been around for the past one-half second, or only about 200,000 years. 
'Weekend project' turns into labor of love

Battle to save toothy rodents in Alhambra Creek has resulted in lasting legacy for child psychologist.  
A's send Ben Zobrist to Kansas City Royals

Oakland A's make their third trade in a week, sending Zobrist to Kansas City for two pitchers including left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' third-rated prospect. 
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Bay Area tech innovators honored for helping the disabled

In an often self-absorbed Silicon Valley, where startups attack first-world problems like delivering red wine-braised short ribs to every hungry hipster's doorstep, several Bay Area entrepreneurs were honored Monday in New York City for far more noble innovation.