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  • Word game: August 01, 2015

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  • Gas prices could fall to under $2.50 a gallon in California

    Gas prices may soon begin falling to levels not seen since the Great Recession in 2008 to under $2.50 a gallon in California and -- gasp! -- to below two bucks nationwide....

    By Gary Richards grichards@mercurynews.com|

  • Who sold what, published Aug. 1, 2015

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  • Gas prices could fall to under $2.50 a gallon in California

    Gas prices may soon begin falling to levels not seen since the Great Recession in 2008 to under $2.50 a gallon in California and -- gasp! -- to below two bucks nationwide....

    By Gary Richards grichards@mercurynews.com|

  • Carolyn Hax: I don't like what I've learned from my daughter's social media

    DEAR CAROLYN: I am concerned about one of our children, a college student. We tried to raise her with good values and a moral code. We always strongly discouraged heavy drinking and casual sex;...

    Carolyn Hax Washington Post Writers Group|

  • Bridge: August 01, 2015

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    By Frank Stewart Tribune Media Services|

  • Horoscope: August 01, 2015

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Elijah Kelley was born in LaGrange, Ga., on this date in 1986. This birthday guy is known for his roles in such films as "Boys of Abu Ghraib," "Lee Daniel's The Butler" and...

    By Jeraldine Saunders Tribune Media Services|

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  • Ask Amy: Mom and Dad lavish money on my sister's kids

    DEAR AMY: All our lives my parents have made sure my sister and I were treated equally when it came to gifts and money. That continued into our post-college early adulthood -- sometimes Mom would...

    By Amy Dickinson|

  • Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

    DALLAS (AP) The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his...

    By Terry Wallace, Associated Press|

  • Pac-12 South champ Arizona doesn't mind 4th-place forecast

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Arizona's 2014 season was the physical manifestation of the Twitter hashtag Pac12AfterDark: wildly unpredictable and wildly entertaining.The Wildcats needed a Hail Mary to beat California, clock mismanagement to beat...

    By Dan Greenspan, Associated Press|

  • Family, friends expected for private Bobbi Kristina funeral

    ATLANTA (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, was born and raised in the shadow of her famous parents' hugely public life.She appeared alongside the couple in 2005 on the Bravo reality show...

    By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press|

  • A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a letter from her doctor that declared her to be in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States." She is the first candidate for president...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.Enter...

    By Kathleen Ronayne And Jill Colvin, Associated Press|

  • Cal Water customers succeeding at conservation

    LOS ALTOS -- Two of Cal Water's Bay Area service regions are doing well at conserving water, according to figures cited Friday night by spokeswoman Yvonne Kingman....

    By John Orr Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Los Altos: Boil-water notice lifted for some residents

    LOS ALTOS -- The California Water Service Co. on Friday cancelled a boil-water advisory for its customers on Seven Acres Lane and at 448 W. Fremont Road after tests confirmed E. coli and total...

    By John Orr Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Los Altos: Council floats $65M bond measure for community center re-do

    LOS ALTOS -- The City Council has decided to ask residents for money to refurbish and expand Hillview Community Center and Park....

    By John Orr Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Graveman has quality start in A's loss to Tribe

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kendall Graveman's work paid off.Graveman pitched neatly into the seventh inning of Oakland's 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Eric Sogard had the only hit for the A's, who had just three baserunners...

    By Rick Eymer, Associated Press|

  • Political Blotter: Tauscher ramps up independent redistricting effort

    This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics....

    By Josh Richman jrichman@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Trout hits MLB-best 32nd HR in Angels' 5-3 loss to Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hector Santiago knew he needed to bring his best game against major league ERA leader Zack Greinke.However, Santiago didn't have it Friday night in the opener of the Freeway Series, giving up nine hits and all of the Dodgers'...

    By Joe Resnick, Associated Press|

  • The Deep Get Deeper -- Gerald Wallace for Jason Thompson

    Bob Myers pulled off a good deal when he managed to shed David Lee for alowersalary player -- Gerald Wallace -- without giving up any other Warriors assets. On Friday, Myers made that deal even...

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  • Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the...

    By Jeff Chiu And Haven Daley, Associated Press|

  • New York lawmakers at odds over proposed Billy Joel highway

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A street through Billy Joel's hometown may someday bear his name but a group of New York lawmakers, for now at least, like the signs for Route 107 just the way they are.The proposed honor for the Piano Man is being held up...

    By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press|

  • Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and...

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  • Los Altos: Boil-water notice lifted for some residents

    LOS ALTOS -- The California Water Service Co. on Friday cancelled a boil-water advisory for its customers on Seven Acres Lane and at 448 W. Fremont Road after tests confirmed E. coli and total...

    By John Orr Daily News Staff Writer|

  • Oakland: Woman killed by hit-run driver

    OAKLAND -- A 55-year-old woman was killed Friday night in East Oakland when she was hit by a car whose driver did not stop, police said Saturday....

    By Harry Harris hharris@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • California relative charged in Ohio girl's drowning death

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say criminal charges have been filed in the death of a 7-year-old Columbus girl who drowned while visiting her grandparents in California.The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1fSY3RP ) the body of...

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  • San Jose police: Cops exchange fire with carjacking suspect who later tries to run down officer

    SAN JOSE -- Officers late Friday night exchanged fire with a suspect downtown during an overnight pursuit that ended with police firing again at the suspect after he tried to run down an officer...

    By Robert Salonga rsalonga@mercurynews.com|

  • San Jose police: Cops exchange fire with carjacking suspect who later tries to run down officer

    SAN JOSE -- Officers exchanged fire with a suspect downtown during an overnight pursuit that ended with police firing again at the suspect allegedly trying to run down an officer in a carjacked...

    By Robert Salonga rsalonga@mercurynews.com|

  • Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

    EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.After trying the...

    By John Marshall, Associated Press|