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    Talk Back: International trade
    Do you favor Congress giving President Barack Obama so-called fast-track authority for international trade deals?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
    Preparing for long, dry fire season

    California is four years into the drought and firefighters are preparing for a lengthy and potentially deadly fire season. The especially dry winter concerns firefighters because it seems like last year's fire season never ended.

    Pleasanton considers bringing back tough penalties for excess water users

    Complete California drought coverage  

    (UCLA Athletics)
    Journey from motherhood to NCAA comeback

    Allison Wine has record-setting year swimming for UCLA, two years after putting promising career on hold to give birth to son  
    ( ARIC CRABB )
    State's tiered water rates ruled unconstitutional

    The stakes are high because at least two-thirds of California water providers, including many in the Bay Area, use some form of the tiered rate system. 
    (Doug Oakley/Bay Area News Group)
    Rising rents and the exodus of artists

    If the story of rising rents and the exodus of artists from Bay Area communities could be told in verse, Emeryville's poet laureate has one for you. 
    SPORTS
    (José Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Warriors repel Pelicans' challenge, take 2-0 series lead

    Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 26 points, and Golden State pulled away down the stretch to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 97-87 for a 2-0 lead in their NBA playoff series. 
    Spotlight
    (Courtesy of Humane Society Silicon Valley )
    Cats give us paws to think

    Cats are wonderful but enigmatic creatures who ways and habits can be puzzling if not downright confounding. Take, for example, the cat who paws the ground before drinking for her disk. 
    (Courtesy of Humane Society Silicon Valley )
    Cats give us paws to think

    Cats are wonderful but enigmatic creatures who ways and habits can be puzzling if not downright confounding. Take, for example, the cat who paws the ground before drinking for her disk.