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49ers sparkling new Levi's Stadium sees field fail, new grass goes in

The team ripped up a 100-yard stretch of grass running down the middle of the field and began the process of installing a new playing surface on Thursday, just days before the team's final home preseason game. 
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Robin Williams ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Billy Crystal to honor friend during Emmy Awards on Monday.  
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Sideshow driver does doughnuts on Golden Gate Bridge

A video shot on the Golden Gate Bridge over the weekend has surfaced online showing a car doing doughnuts -- a stunt under investigation by law enforcement officials. 
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Newark schools trustee Gary Stadler resigns; board to fill seat

Newark schools trustee Gary Stadler resigned Wednesday after speakers at a Tuesday night meeting criticized him for his role in chasing off popular Superintendent Dave Marken. 
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Review: 'Sword Art Online' stumbles in latest chapter

'Hollow Fragment' carries on the series' story of a trapped anime hero and his friends and lovers; but glitches and complicated gameplay mar the experience. 
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Review: 'Sword Art Online' stumbles in latest chapter

'Hollow Fragment' carries on the series' story of a trapped anime hero and his friends and lovers; but glitches and complicated gameplay mar the experience. 
 
 
 
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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.