Talk Back: Ferguson shooting
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Odometer scam: Arrest points to bigger crime trend

The arrest this week of an Antioch used car dealer in an alleged odometer scheme points to what one DMV official calls "the fastest-growing trend crime in the state of California," costing unspecting Californians $1.2 billion in lost car values in 2013. 
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Questions swirl after man dies after being diverted from Doctors Medical Center to distant hospital

A man died after being transported by ambulance to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley this week, and questions swirl about whether the decision earlier this month to stop ambulance transports to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo played a role.  
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Antioch: Mello-Roos nears finish line

Property tax, though not always popular, has helped build southeast Antioch; last piece of expenses could go toward "all-abilities" splash park. 
(AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Thompson: Raiders' Khalil Mack finally plays up to billing

Star rookie linebacker Khalil Mack plays big for the Oakland Raiders.
 
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New California law allows dogs to dine on restaurant patios

Gov. Jerry Brown -- owner of Sutter, California's "first dog" and an adorable Welsh corgi to boot -- has signed into law a bill making it perfectly legal to bring your dog out to dinner with you. 
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Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”  
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SF movie tours and Buffalo Bill lore

Play local tourist with a new interactive map app that takes you to San Francisco movie filming locations, from 'Godzilla' to 'Vertigo.'  
(LINDA DUVAL/Colorado Springs Gazette)
SF movie tours and Buffalo Bill lore

Play local tourist with a new interactive map app that takes you to San Francisco movie filming locations, from 'Godzilla' to 'Vertigo.'  
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”  
 
 
 
( 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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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.