Talk Back: Ferguson shooting
Do you believe the Justice Department should be involved in the police shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri?
 Yes
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(Tell us why or why not?)
(Eric Risberg/AP)
Napa earthquake: Damage assessment won't come easy

As life in some sense returns to the North Bay after Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake and the subsequent days of emergency recovery, residents in Napa, Vallejo and American Canyon are taking stock of the damage and asking: How much will it cost to repair and rebuild? 
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Antioch adds new water restrictions to drought management plan

Antioch residents will no longer be able to use city water to fill non-recirculating fountains, wash their driveways, flood their yards while irrigating, or wash vehicles using a hose that does not have a shut-off nozzle. 
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BART discusses ending lifetime free travel perk for board members

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 )
Hospital bidder 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.  
SPORTS
( RAY CHAVEZ )
Giants' Madison Bumgarner shuts out Rockies

Madison Bumgarner allows just one hit in 3-0 win over Colorado Rockies, and Buster Posey hits two home runs. 
Spotlight
(Courtesy of Nelle Neighbor-Alonzo)
Signs of Indian walking sticks in Bay Area

Reader spots an unusual bug, which turns out to be a pest more common in Southern California. 
BUSINESS
(Paul Sakuma/AP Photo)
Tesla gigafactory: State budget watchdogs urge fiscal restraint

Budget watchdogs from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have jointly written an open letter to the states, urging them to rethink economic development and avoid giving away too much in tax breaks and incentives to corporations.
 
(Courtesy of Nelle Neighbor-Alonzo)
Signs of Indian walking sticks in Bay Area

Reader spots an unusual bug, which turns out to be a pest more common in Southern California. 
 
 
 
( 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.