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

Call the city's hotline at 925-779-6140 if you see people wasting water by using non-recirculating fountains, washing driveways, flooding yards while irrigating, or washing vehicles using a hose without a shut-off nozzle. 
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BART discusses ending lifetime free travel perk

Some directors say free travel for life on BART is too rich a benefit. 
(Mercury News)
Roadshow: Windshield washer sparks road rage

You will be surprised at how far a spray a water can travel at freeway speeds.  
BAY AREA NEWS
( Karl Mondon )
Bidder for Bay Area hospitals 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.  
Spotlight
( Spengler )
How Edan Lepucki's 'California' makes us appreciate our present state

Yet another depiction of dystopia, and reminiscent of Jean Hegland's 'Into the Forest,' the novel 'California' focuses on a young couple surviving off the land who are hungry, unwashed, fearful, bored, and dream of creature comforts they vaguely remember from a much earlier life, be it a bar of Dove soap or a book.
 
( Spengler )
How Edan Lepucki's 'California' makes us appreciate our present state

Yet another depiction of dystopia, and reminiscent of Jean Hegland's 'Into the Forest,' the novel 'California' focuses on a young couple surviving off the land who are hungry, unwashed, fearful, bored, and dream of creature comforts they vaguely remember from a much earlier life, be it a bar of Dove soap or a book.
 
 
 
 
( 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
 
( 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.