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    Talk Back: Doctors hospital
    Do you support Doctors Medical Center as a free-standing emergency room?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( KAREN T. BORCHERS )
    Earthquake study drifts as scientists seek money

    San Andreas Fault study in 2-mile deep borehole languishes as feds shift funds. Early drilling success overshadowed by loss of key instrument package.  
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    San Jose Mercury News hosts public forum in San Jose to discuss drought

    SAN JOSE -- The Bay Area is enduring a parched summer, with profound implications for many.The list of towns and districts with water restrictions -- both mandatory and voluntary -- is growing rapidly. 
    Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers
    Kawakami: 49ers made this mess

    Ray McDonald case has its roots in Aldon Smith case and the 49ers' refusal to discipline, a failure that begins with Jed York and Trent Baalke.
     
    BAY AREA NEWS
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    Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny

    Slurs against an openly gay councilwoman and police chief have raised questions about the climate in a city known for its progressive policies.  
     
     
     
    ( 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. 
    ( 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.