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    Talk Back: California drought
    Do you believe further state action is needed to address the drought?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
    Clayton Valley High's 'football class' being investigated

    In the latest hit to the highly successful Ugly Eagles football team, the North Coast Section is investigating a suspicious Clayton Valley Charter High School class geared toward football players that it believes might violate academic rules and could lead to postseason bans for one or more teams, or worse, this newspaper has learned. 
    (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
    Wolverton: First look at Apple's Watch

    Tech Files columnist's first take is that the Watch is well-built and has some neat features, but is confusing to use and lacks a killer app.
     
    (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)
    Walnut Creek hikers, dogs running afoul of cows

    Walnut Creek open space rangers try to head off growing problem. Trails not big enough for both hikers and cows, and dogs add another unpredictable element.  
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Antioch: Welders touch off blaze at auto garage

    Fire crews battled a blaze that severely damaged half of a commercial garage Friday night at 10th and L streets in Antioch.  
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
    Hayward school district creates parent-friendly hub

    The district is converting the former John Muir Elementary to house several programs, including kindergarten enrollment, volunteer fingerprinting and health care enrollment. 
    SPORTS
    ( Laura A. Oda )
    TK Show: Raiders coach Jack Del Rio

    I went out to Raiders mini-camp yesterday and the one take-away I had: Jack Del Rio wasn't messing around, not during the practice, not with his players and definitely not in the press conference afterwards. 
    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.  
    (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.