• A's Chavez pounded in loss to Astros - 07/28/2014 11:42 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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     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
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    Pushing gift cards into the mainstream

    With a strong work ethic and a drive to innovate, Talbott Roche helped transform Blackhawk into a worldwide network for prepaid cards. 
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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.  
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    Summer camp disparities widen achievement gap

    The stark contrast between the summer activities of the Bay Area's have and have-not children not only highlights ethnic and class differences but also distinguishes who is likely to succeed -- and who may struggle in school and later in life. 
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    Antioch Councilman Gary Agopian dies after long cancer battle

    Services are being planned for Aug. 9 in Brentwood. 
    LOCAL NEWS
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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. 
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    (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
    Batkid documentary in the works

    A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con. 
    Spotlight
    (ABC/Javier Pesquera)
    'The Bachelorette' recap: Who did Andi pick?

    SPOILER ALERT: Read no further unless you want to know who the winning suitor was on Monday night's season finale of "The Bachelorette. 
    BUSINESS
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    Virgin America files for IPO

    Virgin America filed for an initial public offering on Monday, setting up a Wall Street debut for the only Bay Area-based airline carrier and adding yet another big-dollar deal to an already record-breaking year of IPOs. 
    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. 
    (ABC/Javier Pesquera)
    'The Bachelorette' recap: Who did Andi pick?

    SPOILER ALERT: Read no further unless you want to know who the winning suitor was on Monday night's season finale of "The Bachelorette. 
    (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
    Batkid documentary in the works

    A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con. 
     
     
     
    ( 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
     
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    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.