Talk Back: California drought
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(SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD)
"Odd couple" battles it out for senate seat

Race to succeed Rep. Mark DeSaulnier in the state Senate pits two moderate Democrats -- Steve Glazer and Susan Bonilla -- who have drifted in different directions and now champion causes that might surprise their earliest supporters 
( DAVID DEBOLT )
Walnut Creek: Fire destroys vacant home

A vacant home where dozens of teenagers threw a party caught fire early Saturday hours after authorities broke up the gathering, fire officials said.  
(Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Devastating reality of year-round fire season

The fire came up quickly here in the eastern Sierra Nevada, destroying 35 homes and taking the mountainside community of Swall Meadows by surprise. Who would expect a roiling wildfire — throwing fireballs and whipping up flame whirls through 7,000 acres of sagebrush, pinon and Jeffrey pine — in the dead of winter? 
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Richmond tries to find homes for housing project residents

In March 2014, the city ordered the Hacienda public housing project in central Richmond to be shut down after revelations about the decrepit conditions for the mostly disabled and elderly residents, including a foundation that was separating from the walls and squatters camping on the premises. 
SPORTS
( Stacy Revere )
Live updates: Warriors vs. Pelicans, Game 4, Saturday at 5 p.m.

Stay on top of all the action as the Golden State Warriors look to sweep their first-round NBA playoff series over the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

Spotlight
(Courtesy of Bijou)
New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

It's a homecoming for Rodrigo Cedeño , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.  
BUSINESS
(Christopher Galluzzo/Nasdaq Crea)
Apigee makes Wall Street debut in $87 million IPO

The company broke a three-month lull in tech IPOs -- the most recent was Box, the cloud storage and file-share company whose stock has tanked since joining Wall Street in January.  
(Courtesy of Bijou)
New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

It's a homecoming for Rodrigo Cedeño , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.