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    Talk Back: Doctors hospital
    Do you support Doctors Medical Center as a free-standing emergency room?

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    Livermore: A young woman's death and staffing cuts prompt questions over care at home for developmentally disabled

    Parents and staff members of the Elwyn Chablis home in Livermore, a group home for the seriously developmentally disabled, are questioning how the provider intends to care for its clients in the wake of a patient's death and the dismissal of much of the home's trained nurses. 
    ( Dan Honda )
    California marijuana market poised to explode

    California in 1996 became the first state to legalize pot for medicinal reasons, but it has yet to approve it for the overall adult population, or so-called 'adult-use.' Despite that, it has the largest pot market in the nation, according to a widely referenced report last year by San Francisco-based marijuana research and investment firm ArcView Group.
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    Historic groundwater legislation passed by California Assembly

    Lawmakers approved a package of bills Friday designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater for the first time in California history.
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    Oakland Raiders: Matt Schaub excused from practice

    Matt Schaub, whose hold on the Raiders quarterback job grew more uncertain with the performance by Derek Carr against the Seattle Seahawks, missed practice Friday while tending to a 'personal issue.' 
    ( Karl Mondon )
    Can 49ers overcome extended loss of Aldon Smith?

    San Francisco is already missing its other best defensive player -- All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman -- for at least half the season.  
    (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
    Uber, Lyft, Sidecar: New insurance requirements approved by California Legislature

    Online ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar will provide more insurance for drivers under a bill sent to the governor's desk -- the result of a deal struck earlier this week following months of hardball negotiations. 
    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.