Talk Back: Water rationing
Do you believe those who violate mandatory water rationing should be fined up to $500?
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Concord: Ulta Beauty superstore coming to Willows Shopping Center

City leaders say this project is the latest proof that, after a rough few years, business activity is once again strong in Concord. 
( Ryan Kaldari )
Lyme disease often overlooked in Northern California

In the West, where Lyme disease is less common than in the Northeast and the Midwest, primary care doctors and most residents may not even be aware that the disease exists in their area. And the lack of awareness can delay diagnosis -- a serious danger.  
( Josie Lepe )
Driver's licenses for the undocumented: Problems still remain

With less than six months to go before the California Department of Motor Vehicles is supposed to start handing out the licenses, the road ahead is still serpentine and foggy -- especially for the millions of Latinos who make up the state's largest undocumented population. 
LOCAL NEWS
( LiPo Ching )
Marine captain refused to leave Afghan interpreter behind

A former Marine, now a law student at UC Berkeley, spent years helping his Afghan friend, whose life was in danger from the Taliban, to obtain a visa to come to the United States.  
Celebrities
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George Clooney rejects Daily Mail's apology

The actor accuses the paper of “a premeditated lie” when it wrote that Amal Alamuddin’s mother didn’t want daughter to marry him on religious grounds. 
BUSINESS
Crowdfunding sites offer ways for animal lovers to do good

Animal lovers here and abroad are embracing social-teamwork tech tools like never before, using crowdsourced fundraising sites like Indiegogo to save, salvage and simply celebrate our four-legged, fine-feathered and scraggly toothed friends around the planet. 
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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George Clooney rejects Daily Mail's apology

The actor accuses the paper of “a premeditated lie” when it wrote that Amal Alamuddin’s mother didn’t want daughter to marry him on religious grounds. 
 
 
 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
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
 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.