• The night De La Salle's streak ended - 09/01/2014 12:25 PM PDT
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    Talk Back: Doctors hospital
    Do you support Doctors Medical Center as a free-standing emergency room?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( KAREN T. BORCHERS )
    Earthquake study drifts as scientists seek money

    San Andreas Fault study in 2-mile deep borehole languishes as feds shift funds. Early drilling success overshadowed by loss of key instrument package.  
    (Jae C. Hong/AP)
    San Jose Mercury News hosts public forum in San Jose to discuss drought

    SAN JOSE -- The Bay Area is enduring a parched summer, with profound implications for many.The list of towns and districts with water restrictions -- both mandatory and voluntary -- is growing rapidly. 
    Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers
    Kawakami: 49ers made this mess

    Ray McDonald case has its roots in Aldon Smith case and the 49ers' refusal to discipline, a failure that begins with Jed York and Trent Baalke.
     
    BAY AREA NEWS
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    Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny

    Slurs against an openly gay councilwoman and police chief have raised questions about the climate in a city known for its progressive policies.  
    Spotlight
    ( courtesy of Alder Yarrow )
    Wine: Vinography's Alder Yarrow pens first book

    The Internet's most influential wine blogger is about to release his first book. In 'The Essence of Wine,' Alder Yarrow celebrates 47 singular flavors and aromas found in wine. The book was completely funded by 283 backers on Kickstarter. 
    ( courtesy of Alder Yarrow )
    Wine: Vinography's Alder Yarrow pens first book

    The Internet's most influential wine blogger is about to release his first book. In 'The Essence of Wine,' Alder Yarrow celebrates 47 singular flavors and aromas found in wine. The book was completely funded by 283 backers on Kickstarter. 
     
     
     
    ( 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. 
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    The 49ers tear up the Levi's Stadium field, and will try to get it right this time, only weeks before the regular season

    This is not ideal--this wouldn't be good for a creaky old stadium (like Candlestick), but for the debut days of fancy, shimmering Levi's Stadium, the jewel of the York ownership era, it's just perplexing.