Talk Back: Ferguson shooting
Do you believe the Justice Department should be involved in the police shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri?

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Eric Risberg/AP)
Napa earthquake: Damage assessment won't come easy

As life in some sense returns to the North Bay after Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake and the subsequent days of emergency recovery, residents in Napa, Vallejo and American Canyon are taking stock of the damage and asking: How much will it cost to repair and rebuild? 
BART recovering after track damage halts commute in Contra Costa County

BART train service between Walnut Creek and Concord on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line was temporarily suspended in both directions because of a problem with the tracks, stranding thousands of people during the evening commute, officials said.  
( Pat Sullivan )
A's lose 4-2 to Astros

Chris Carter's three-run homer in the eighth inning leads the Houston Astros past the Oakland A's 
( Doug Duran )
Can success of Ice Bucket Challenge be replicated?

In today's world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the megamillions jackpot -- and created a social-media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit. But can they?  
( Karl Mondon )
Hospital bidder sues unions, alleging extortion

In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to buy the struggling Daughters of Charity Health Care System is suing employee unions under the federal RICO Act, saying the unions are trying to thwart that deal and others by using extortionist tactics aimed at forcing it to cave into union demands.  
Giants' Madison Bumgarner shuts out Rockies

Madison Bumgarner allows just one hit in 3-0 win over Colorado Rockies, and Buster Posey hits two home runs. 
(Paul Sakuma/AP Photo)
Tesla gigafactory: State budget watchdogs urge fiscal restraint

Budget watchdogs from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have jointly written an open letter to the states, urging them to rethink economic development and avoid giving away too much in tax breaks and incentives to corporations.
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
( Nhat V. Meyer )
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.