Talk Back: Airline tragedy
Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?
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(Tell us why or why not?)
Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture

With a tech boom lubricated by VC cash, a startup culture cranked up by fiercely competitive VPs and adrenaline-driven coders, and a corporate model that encourages stressed-out managers to look the other way, illicit drugs and black-market painkillers have become part of the landscape here in the world's fountain of tech. 
A 15-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle near on Paseo Padre Parkway near a Fremont water park Monday afternoon and taken to a hospital with major injuries.  
 
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.  
 
SPORTS
49ers add former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

The 49ers addressed their injury-riddled running back corps Monday by agreeing to terms with former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith, according to a league source 
BUSINESS
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Blackhawk Network's Talbott Roche helped push gift cards into the mainstream

A relentless focus, a strong work ethic and a drive to innovate have bolstered Roche as she helped transform Blackhawk into a worldwide network for prepaid cards with $1.24 billion in yearly revenue.  
ENTERTAINMENT
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'The Bachelorette' recap: Who did Andi pick?

SPOILER ALERT: Read no further unless you want to know who the winning suitor was on Monday night's season finale of "The Bachelorette. 
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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'The Bachelorette' recap: Who did Andi pick?

SPOILER ALERT: Read no further unless you want to know who the winning suitor was on Monday night's season finale of "The Bachelorette. 
(Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
Batkid documentary in the works

A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.