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    Talk Back: California drought
    Do you believe further state action is needed to address the drought?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (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 
    ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )
    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? 
    ( Stacy Revere )
    Warriors sweep away Pelicans

    Stephen Curry scores 39 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 109-98 to complete a four-game sweep of their first-round NBA playoff series. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
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    Alameda: Doolittle Raiders honored with Congressional Gold Medal

    The Doolittle Raiders who struck a blow for democracy on behalf of an American public thirsty for revenge after the Pearl Harbor attack were honored Saturday aboard the USS Hornet in a ceremony acknowledging the Congressional Gold Medal.  
    SPORTS
    ( Stacy Revere )
    Warriors sweep away Pelicans

    Stephen Curry scores 39 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 109-98 to complete a four-game sweep of their first-round NBA playoff series. 
    Spotlight
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    Scarlett Johansson hosts 'SNL'; Daytime Emmy Awards on tap

    Plus, this week on TV: Rory Kennedy revisits 'Last days of Vietnam' and J.K. Rowling's adult novel, 'The Casual Vacancy,' comes to television. 
    BUSINESS
    (Karl Mondon)
    Automakers rev up innovation in the Bay Area

    Car companies ranging from General Motors to Mercedes have set up shop in the nation's hotbed of technology and innovation for a dose of inspiration -- and a little wheeling and dealing -- as they hash out how their vehicles will connect to the Internet, interact with users and drive themselves safely.
     
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    Scarlett Johansson hosts 'SNL'; Daytime Emmy Awards on tap

    Plus, this week on TV: Rory Kennedy revisits 'Last days of Vietnam' and J.K. Rowling's adult novel, 'The Casual Vacancy,' comes to television.