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    Talk Back: Border kids
    Should the U.S. continue to accommodate unaccompanied Latin America children coming across the border?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO)
    A's-Oakland sign off on 10-year lease extension

    A's Owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that the team had agreed to lease modifications inserted into the lease agreement last week by the Oakland City Council. The deal is expected to be quickly approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. 
    (JIM STEVENS)
    Concord 'Mystery Man' gave away groceries to shake the blues

    The 'Mystery Man' of Concord came forward this week to talk about why he used a big chunk of his last paycheck after being laid off to buy $600 in groceries for customers at a local market: Michael Simas, 33, said he was "trying to take a lousy day and make it a good day. And it worked."  
    (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
    'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste

    While most cities aren't issuing fines yet, new enforcement patrols will be responding to neighbors' complaints about water waste as California's drought worsens. 
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)
    Q&A with Raiders owner Mark Davis

    Had a chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with Raiders owner Mark Davis Monday at an East Bay restaurant discuss training camp and his expectations for the coming season after an active off-season. 
    Celebrities
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    See Photo: Beyonce denies divorce rumors via Instagram

    Singers posts photo of her and Jay Z with their daughter, trying to end speculation that her marriage will end after summer tour. 
    SPORTS
    ( Josie Lepe )
    49ers training camp preview: Kaepernick and his new toys

    Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers pass offense need to be better, and the additions of Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington should help.

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    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. 
    (Photo by Robin HarperParkwood Entertainment/AP Images)
    See Photo: Beyonce denies divorce rumors via Instagram

    Singers posts photo of her and Jay Z with their daughter, trying to end speculation that her marriage will end after summer tour. 
     
     
     
    ( 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.