• Pittsburg police report - 07/29/2014 04:14 PM PDT
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    Talk Back: Airline tragedy
    Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
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    West Contra Costa hospital losing workers amid uncertain future

    As Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo faces an uncertain future and county health officials scramble for options to save it, skilled workers are leaving in droves, hastening the need to make a decision on how to save the hospital and what form the facility will take.  
    (JANE TYSKA)
    PG&E hit with new federal felony charges in San Bruno explosion

    A federal grand jury on Tuesday issued a new criminal indictment against PG&E in connection with its alleged role in a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno in 2010, leaving the utility to face dozens of charges, including a claim of obstruction of justice. 
    ( D. ROSS CAMERON )
    Billy Beane on the A's approach at the trade deadline, Milone's role, focusing on the present, and more

    Just talked to A's general manager Billy Beane, with the trade deadline in two days and his team holding the best record in baseball but also with a few potential need areas (second base, depth in the outfield after some injuries). 
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    Emails show PG&E and regulator have 'illegal, unethical relationship,' San Bruno official says

    San Bruno on Monday demanded the ouster of the president of the state Public Utilities Commission and sought sanctions against PG&E for what the city claims is illegal and improper contacts between the utility and the agency that oversees it. 
    BUSINESS
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    Larry Ellison and other Oracle bosses see smaller stock-option grants

    Under fire from investors over how much it pays its top brass, technology giant Oracle appears to have slashed by more than half the annual stock options it awards CEO Larry Ellison and some of its other executives.
     
    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. 
     
     
     
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    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.