• Oakland A's drop protest against Angels - 08/29/2014 12:32 PM PDT
    Talk Back: Doctors hospital
    Do you support Doctors Medical Center as a free-standing emergency room?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
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    Carr stands out in Raiders' win over Seahawks

    Derek Carr completes 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards in his start against the Seattle Seahawks. 
    ( Karl Mondon )
    49ers' Aldon Smith draws nine-game suspension

    Aldon Smith handed nine-game suspension by NFL. 
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    Huge Scottish games festival this weekend in Pleasanton

    Celebrated British Army pipe and drum group joins the two-day festival and games to celebrate Scottish culture and history. 
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    Oakland: After hiatus, Grand Lake Smoke Shop reopening

    Peter Brady is reopening at a time when Grand Avenue is experiencing a major resurgence as part of Oakland's overall transformation in recent years into a dining, night life and travel destination. 
    (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
    Legislature approves new insurance requirements for Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

    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
    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.