Talk Back: Airline tragedy
Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?
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 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
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West Contra Costa hospital losing workers amid uncertain future

As Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo faces an uncertain future and county health officials scramble for options to save it, skilled workers are leaving in droves, hastening the need to make a decision on how to save the hospital and what form the facility will take.  
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Touted Oklahoma freshman Joe Mixon from Oakley cooperating with Norman cops

Joe Mixon, the former Freedom High running back now at Oklahoma, has been accused of assault, but no charges have been filed. 
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Antioch Councilman Gary Agopian dies after long cancer battle

Services are being planned for Aug. 9 in Brentwood. 
LOCAL NEWS
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Emails show PG&E and regulator have 'illegal, unethical relationship,' San Bruno official says

San Bruno on Monday demanded the ouster of the president of the state Public Utilities Commission and sought sanctions against PG&E for what the city claims is illegal and improper contacts between the utility and the agency that oversees it. 
BUSINESS
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Virgin America files for $115 million IPO

Virgin America filed for an initial public offering on Monday, setting up a Wall Street debut for the only Bay Area-based airline carrier and adding yet another big-dollar deal to an already record-breaking year of IPOs. 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
 
 
 
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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
 
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Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
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Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.