Kaepernick effusively praised by 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman

11/25/2014 03:08 PM PST
San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator Greg Roman says quarterback Colin Kaepernick is in command of the offense. 
11/25/2014 03:06 PM PST - HAYWARD -- A San Francisco labor attorney pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run for killing a Chinese tourist in Dublin in 2012.  
11/25/2014 02:42 PM PST - Flame and smoke shot skyward from Chevron's local refinery Tuesday morning, raising some concern in the nearby community, but a company spokesman said it was a routine safety procedure and posed no threat to public health.  
11/25/2014 02:39 PM PST - San Francisco 49ers will have to contain Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who is NFL's 15th-leading rusher  
11/25/2014 02:38 PM PST - Sharks Coach Todd McLellan says he needs to see more from Nieto, who only has one goal after scoring 10 last season  
11/25/2014 02:24 PM PST - Jon Lester, the former Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox left-hander, is a free agent, and the Giants' rotation has some questions after Matt Cain's elbow surgery and subpar years by Tim Lincecum and Ryan Vogelsong.  
11/25/2014 03:14 PM PST - Pac-12 admits replay officials wrongly overturned two Cal touchdowns against Stanford, but Dykes applauds conference for owning up to the mistake and quarterback Jared Goff said blown calls did not cost Golden Bears the game.  
11/25/2014 02:48 PM PST - "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life beats Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion in survey of funeral directors.  
11/25/2014 01:47 PM PST - Longtime NHL agitator Torres knows that others may see his prolonged absence because of knee injury as karma, but Shark forward can still laught about it  
11/25/2014 02:28 PM PST - Universal will make movie about Apple co-founder, after Sony declines to go through with project.  
11/25/2014 02:58 PM PST - One person is dead after a late night crash along Interstate 580 near Fruitvale Avenue exit in Oakland.  
11/25/2014 01:21 PM PST - The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, nov. 13 BURGLARY -- 6:22 a.m. A reported a commercial breaking and entering, 300 block of Hartz Avenue.  
11/25/2014 02:27 PM PST - Monday was the deadline for comments to the recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project, which would bring about 250 unit trains a year with 80 tank cars plus locomotives and supporting cars to a new crude oil unloading facility in Santa Maria from the north or from the south along tracks owned by the Union Pacific Railroad, including possibly the Capitol Corridor along the east shore of San Pablo and San Francisco bays.  
11/25/2014 12:52 PM PST - And the iconic piano from "Casablanca also sells for more than $3 million at New York auction house.  
11/25/2014 12:41 PM PST - A Novato man was identified as the driver who went the wrong way on Highway 101 early Sunday, causing a head-on collision that killed himself and the other driver, police said Monday.  
11/25/2014 12:16 PM PST - Two Concord men were arrested in Walnut Creek early Tuesday morning after allegedly burglarizing multiple cars in a residential neighborhood. Police said officers were called to Masters Court around 1:40 a.  
11/25/2014 12:20 PM PST - According to online real estate marketplace and mobile app RadPad, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment within a half-mile of Berkeley and North Berkeley BART is $2,050 a month, and $1,795 near Ashby BART; downtown San Francisco rents are highest, topping $3,000, while East Bay bargains include South Hayward, Hayward and Richmond.  
11/25/2014 12:40 PM PST - Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports 5 days of unhealthy smog in 2014 -- the highest number in four years.  
11/25/2014 01:14 PM PST - WALNUT CREEK -- This Thanksgiving in downtown Walnut Creek it's Hammer Time. Bay Area pop icon MC Hammer will join Walnut Creek Mayor Kristina Lawson and Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti to rev up the runners for the Forma Gym Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.  
11/25/2014 11:16 AM PST - A judge ruled Monday that prosecutors produced sufficient evidence to have a carpenter stand trial on a murder charge for the fatal shooting of a tattoo artist in East Oakland four years ago.  
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.