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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?
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    Firefighters, residents prepare 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

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    Kawakami: Pelicans pack a punch, but Warriors respond

    The New Orleans Pelicans didn't back down against the Golden State Warriors, who dug deep to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA playoff series. 
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    Swimmer's 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  
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    Blue Bottle Coffee merges with Tartine bakery

    Iconic coffee producer Blue Bottle is merging with Tartine, a small San Francisco bakery with its own cult of fussy foodies. 
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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin finalize 'uncoupling' with divorce

    The actress and Coldplay frontman reportedly let their business managers negotiate the divorce settlement details. 
    SPORTS
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    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. 
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    Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

    Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery. 
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    SV150: Silicon Valley, led by Apple, becomes Wall Street's backbone and ATM

    Led by the most successful company in the history of American commerce, Silicon Valley technology firms have become increasingly attuned to the demands of Wall Street, churning out profits at a record pace and sending a fire hose of cash back to investors.

    Quinn: For most of SV150's history, HP dominated

    Current tech boom is no bubble, experts say

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    Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

    Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery. 
    (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP)
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin finalize 'uncoupling' with divorce

    The actress and Coldplay frontman reportedly let their business managers negotiate the divorce settlement details.