SANTA CLARA -- That Eli Harold made his first NFL start on Sunday was not a huge surprise. Few, however, saw Mike Purcell getting his first-ever start. Purcell began the game at right defensive tackle, which had been Quinton Dial's position through the first 10 games. Dial was on the left side Sunday in place of Glenn Dorsey, who is out with an ACL tear.
When Gov. Jerry Brown and a group of state lawmakers arrive in Paris this week for international climate talks, their primary role – while world leaders try to hammer out an accord – will be to promote California’s aggressive greenhouse gas reduction policies on a world stage.