Dams could be constructed to block saltwater creep into Delta's fresh water
The state Department of Water Resources is rushing to place temporarily dams in three channels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to hold back the intrusion of seawater from San Francisco Bay and protect water quality during this drought year.
Concord: 'Singing Flag' Fourth of July celebration ends after 25 years
Church plans other outreaches; drive started to raise money for fireworks.
Design for new San Ramon City Hall unveiled to public
Design plans for San Ramon's new City Hall were unveiled to the public Tuesday at a City Council meeting, where the council voted unanimously to adopt the general design plans.
Antioch approves new fees for charging developers to serve future growth
ANTIOCH -- City leaders this week approved a change to Antioch's method of charging developers to serve future growth, establishing a set of one-time charges on builders to cover items such as roads, parks and police services.
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California drought to drive up food prices in the long term
While it's too early to tell exactly how the drought will affect household grocery bills, economists say consumers can expect to pay more for food later this year because fewer acres of land are being planted and crop yields are shrinking.
( L.G. Patterson )
Rodger Saffold fails physical with Oakland Raiders
Offensive lineman Rodger Saffold failed his physical and won't be joining the Raiders. Saffold reportedly will return to the St. Louis Rams.
Two years after the disappearance of Sierra LaMar, a small and dedicated group of volunteers have not given up the search
Sunday will mark the sad, two-year anniversary of when Sierra LaMar, a 15-year-old cheerleader vanished on her way to a school bus stop in an unincorporated area near Morgan Hill.
NCAA says no to Baylor's unique 'Sic 'Em' basketball jerseys
When Adidas unveiled its new "Made in March" uniforms last week, headlined by Baylor's stylish neon "Sic 'Em" jersey (modeled by alumnus Robert Griffin III above), it probably thought, you know, Baylor was going to get to wear that jersey in March. Full Story
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Paso Robles' wine and the wild frontier
With 32,000 acres planted in a diverse mix of varietals, Paso Robles is California's largest geographic appellation and the fastest-growing, with an estimated 10 new wineries per year since the early 2000s. The region has established itself as a bastion of unconventional blends, powerful zinfandel and elegant cabernet sauvignon. Here's to growth and opportunity.
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'Divergent' actress Shailene Woodley rips 'Twilight'
Actress says the Bella Swan and Edward Cullen relationship sets a bad example.
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss
Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks
This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.
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Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury
The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.