• Motor sports: Kahne wins at Atlanta - 08/31/2014 10:34 PM PDT
  • By the numbers: Adam Dunn - 08/31/2014 08:13 PM PDT
    Talk Back: Doctors hospital
    Do you support Doctors Medical Center as a free-standing emergency room?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    Earthquake study drifts as scientists seek money

    San Andreas Fault study in 2-mile deep borehole languishes as feds shift funds. Early drilling success overshadowed by loss of key instrument package.  
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    San Jose Mercury News hosts public forum in San Jose to discuss drought

    SAN JOSE -- The Bay Area is enduring a parched summer, with profound implications for many.The list of towns and districts with water restrictions -- both mandatory and voluntary -- is growing rapidly. 
    Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers
    Kawakami: 49ers made this mess

    Ray McDonald case has its roots in Aldon Smith case and the 49ers' refusal to discipline, a failure that begins with Jed York and Trent Baalke.
    ( Judi Calson )
    Roadshow: Father Serra rest stop savior given six months to live

    The man who became the savior of the Father Serra rest stop off Interstate 280 near the Crystal Springs Reservoir has lung cancer and says he has been given six months, maybe a year, to live.  
    (Maria J. Avila Lopez)
    Bay 101 future unclear after state bill to let San Jose cardroom move dies

    A California bill that would have cleared a roadblock to Bay 101 moving to Milpitas failed to advance out of committee and is effectively dead. 
    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.