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Santa Clara: Newly built Levi's Stadium tallies first arrest when wanted man nabbed for trespassing

Inside Bay Area (By Robert Salonga <a href='mailto:rsalonga) — Before they could even cut the opening ribbon at the San Francisco 49ers' new home, Levi's Stadium recorded its first arrest when a wanted man was nabbed for trespassing on the newly finished...
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49ers camp questions

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers need answers to these five questions during training camp.
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49ers training camp: Breaking down the roster

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Here is a look at the 49ers' roster, position-by-position heading into training camp.
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49ers' camp facts

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers training camp facts, exhibition schedule
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49ers training camp preview: Kaepernick and his new toys

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' offense need to be better and the additions of Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington should help.
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NFC West Training Camp Preview: 3 things to watch

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Around The League identifies three things to watch for each NFC West team during training camp. Will Marshawn Lynch and Vernon Davis join teammates for the start of camp?
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Steward: Darting here and there ...

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward Bay Area News Group) — Can't say enough about the 49ers' Levi's Stadium.
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Richmond: Man shot while using free Wi-Fi outside house in Iron Triangle

Inside Bay Area (By David DeBolt <a href='mailto:ddebolt@ba) — A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for a noontime shooting in Richmond's Iron Triangle, authorities said.
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Steward: Darting here and there . . .

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward Bay Area News Group) — Can't say enough about the 49ers' Levi's Stadium.
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'The Flash' casts its Captain Cold

Inside Bay Area (By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times) — BEVERLY HILLSGrant Gustin, who plays the fastest man alive in the upcoming superhero series, "The Flash," says he was a pretty swift as a youngster, but never found it to be a helpful talent.
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Ever-popular 'The Music Man' onstage in Brentwood

Inside Bay Area (By Marta Yamamoto For the Contra Costa Times) — Brentwood Theater Company opens musical on Friday
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'The Flash' casts its Captain Cold

Inside Bay Area (By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times) — BEVERLY HILLSGrant Gustin, who plays the fastest man alive in the upcoming superhero series, "The Flash," says he was a pretty swift as a youngster, but never found it to be a helpful talent.
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'Star Wars' taps '24: Live Another Day' actress for role

Inside Bay Area (Compiled by Ann Tatko-Peterson Contra Costa Times) — Christina Chong reportedly has landed a supporting role in the seventh film of the franchise.
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Casey Kasem drama: Restraining order issued, body missing?

Inside Bay Area (Compiled by Ann Tatko-Peterson Contra Costa Times) — Casey Kasem's daughter secures a temporary restraining order in bid to have an autopsy on her father, while Jean Kasem reportedly has the body removed from a funeral home.
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AbbVie to buy Shire in $55-billion deal that slashes tax rate

Inside Bay Area (By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times) — Illinois drug maker AbbVie said Friday it would buy European rival Shire for $55 billion and reincorporate in Britain, allowing the company to slash its tax rate in the latest move by an American...
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El Cerrito planners back guidelines for denser development on San Pablo Avenue

Inside Bay Area (By Rick Radin Correspondent) — Panel expressed support for vision that would de-emphasize motor traffic on the corridor, but some speakers questioned the idea at a study session held Wednesday before the commission meeting.
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AMD's shares take a beating after tepid earnings

Inside Bay Area (By Steve Johnson <a href='mailto:sjohnson@) — The stock market severely pummeled Advanced Micro Devices on Friday -- sending the chipmaker's shares plunging more than 16 percent -- a day after it reported second-quarter earnings and projected...
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Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

Inside Bay Area (By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press) — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract...
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Castro Valley: Golfers fear Willow Park course may close

Inside Bay Area (By Rebecca Parr The Daily Review) — The lease ends in November, and golfers question if there's enough time for a new operator to take over Willow Park Golf Course, which has been run by the same family for 50 years.
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George Bisharat: International court should take up Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Inside Bay Area (By George Bisharat Special to the Mercury) — Just as a citizen, jostled by another walking down the street, cannot gun down the instigator of the contact, neither can Israel unleash the full brunt of its military weaponry in response to...
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Blog Articles

Key camp question: Will rookie be ready for big role?

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Now, the 49ers hope recent history will repeat itself after selecting Northern Illinois’ Jimmie Ward in the first round in May. Ward is expected to serve as a backup safety, but the 49ers mostly...
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Key camp question: Will a young running back emerge?

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers have drafted a running back for six straight years, which has led to annually misguided speculation about the new guy cutting into Frank Gore’s substantial workload.
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Key camp question: Who will spell Bowman?

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers have ranked among top three in points allowed the past three years, but one of the NFL’s most formidable defenses figures to be absent two All-Pros to start the season.
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Key camp question: Can Culliver rebound?

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Since January 2013, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has A) caused a national stir by making anti-gay comments; B) had a career-worst performance in a Super Bowl loss; C) sustained a torn ACL and...
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Key camp question: Is Gabbert a good backup plan?

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — As with most NFL teams, the 49ers’ season will be sunk if their starting quarterback sustains a serious injury, right?
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Vernon Davis and Alex Boone – a way their expected holdouts could end

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Two days before the 49ers full squad reports and the fates of tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone remain undetermined. Both are expected to hold out. As has already been mentioned, the...
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Aldon Smith sentenced to 12 days for convictions on gun and DUI charges

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — A Santa Clara district judge on Friday reduced all of linebacker Aldon Smith’s convictions for gun charges and DUI’s to misdemeanors. Smith was also sentenced to 12 days in jail, which...
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Reasons why the 49ers offense could be better than their defense this year

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Everyone talks up the 49ers defense, but what if that isn’t the strongest unit on the team this season? Here are eight reasons why the 49ers offense might be better than its defense in 2014.
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What’s behind the extension for 49ers tackle Joe Staley?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — With guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis holding out for new contracts, the 49ers extended tackle Joe Staley’s deal on Thursday. Message sent? Staley signed a six year, $43.2 million...
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Photos: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new 49ers stadium

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — Photos from the 49ers' ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
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Be wary of Richard Sherman baiting

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — How tired is the Richard Sherman-Michael Crabtree verbal joust? Sherman, the Seahawks All-Pro cornerback once again said Crabtree was a “sorry” receiver last week on a television show....
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Colin Kaepernick got a massive, elaborate new tattoo

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — In what has become something of an offseason ritual, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has added yet another tattoo to his ink resume. Kaepernick posted this striking shot of his gigantic new...
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Richard Sherman rips Crabtree again: “I hope to … choke him out”

SFGate.com (Mike Lerseth) — Time may heal all wounds but it hasn’t changed the Seattle DB’s opinion of 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. Six months after igniting a firestorm with his comments after the NFC Championship Game,...
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Is defense the 49ers’ greatest concern heading to training camp?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — The 49ers’ rookies will report for training camp a week from today. Veterans will follow six days after that. Yes, 49ers’ football is on the horizon. When training camp begins, most of...
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Is Colin Kaepernick too low in ESPN’s rankings?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — The squawking began after ESPN’s Mike Sando ranked the NFL’s starting quarterbacks. Sando has always approached the game from unique and creative angles, and he’s a good guy as...
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The top 10 position battles of 49ers training camp

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — With the off-season trades and signings and the drafting of 12 players, the 49ers will have the most competitive training camp of the Jim Harbaugh era. With that in mind, here are the top-ten...
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Report: Aldon Smith to get admonished but not charged for airport incident

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — TMZ sports reported that 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith will not be charged by the Los Angeles district attorney for making a false bomb threat at the L.A. airport. However, Smith will be summoned...
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Patrick Willis takes lucky family to the S.F. Zoo

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — Here’s one of the coolest ways to kill time before the NFL season starts: Hang out with 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis at the San Francisco Zoo. One lucky family won a trip to the zoo with...
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Top 10 sleeper players going into 49ers’ training camp

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — In a few weeks, the 49ers will open up training camp. You’re already watching for Kaepernick, Gore, Willis and the rest, but here are 10 under-the-radar names that could be contenders for...
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