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California drought: Water shortages a near certainty

In a clear indicator that California is descending into a fourth year of drought, the federal government on Friday announced that the Central Valley Project -- California's largest water delivery system -- will provide no water again this year to Central Valley farmers and only 25 percent of the contracted amount to urban areas such as Santa Clara County, the East Bay and Sacramento.

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Troubled past for ex-cop before attempted murder charge

Years before retired Hercules cop John Goodner was charged with trying to murder his estranged Antioch wife, a law enforcement colleague leveled serious allegations against the former canine handler, including treating his police dog's wounds with a staple gun and glue, failing to vaccinate the dog and allowing it to pursue and bite suspects, sexual harassment and flashing his badge to a civilian before an off-duty fight over a Taco Bell parking spot. 
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Report: Raiders' LA stadium near airport would pose terror risk

LOS ANGELES -- A report commissioned by the developer of a downtown Los Angeles football stadium warns that a rival project nearby could be a potential terrorist target because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport. 
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Suit filed against gym where girl crashed through window

Kyla Graham, 10, crashed through a window at Four Stars Gymnastics Center in October. Her family is seeking unspecified damages. 
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Review: Berkeley Symphony's elegant 'Imagination' program

The Berkeley Symphony's Thursday program, conducted by Joana Carneiro at Zellerbach Hall, was all about storytelling. Works by Ravel and Jake Heggie -- spare and exquisite compositions -- evoked actual narratives. Brahms' Symphony No. 4 told its own kind of big metaphysical tale. 
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Warriors use big first half to help hammer Raptors

Golden State Warriors outscore Toronto Raptors by 23 points in first half to help earn 113-89 win; Klay Thompson finishes with 25 points, Warriors center Festus Ezeli and the Raptors' Tyler Hansbrough both were ejected.

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Big Sur getaway: Where pampering and wilderness meet

A weekend getaway to Big Sur marries luxury and rugged wilderness trail when the day's delights include stops at the Ventana Inn, Big Sur Bakery and a trail that goes straight up. 
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Google shows whimsical plans for new Silicon Valley campus

Tech giant Google on Friday dropped off reams of paperwork at Mountain View City Hall detailing the company's stunning plans to expand its corporate headquarters. 
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Big Sur getaway: Where pampering and wilderness meet

A weekend getaway to Big Sur marries luxury and rugged wilderness trail when the day's delights include stops at the Ventana Inn, Big Sur Bakery and a trail that goes straight up.