(John Green/Bay Area News Group)
Heat wave: Spare the Air days declared

The heat brought with it summer's first Spare the Air day, with air deemed "unhealthy for sensitive groups" -- the worst possible rating -- Tuesday and Wednesday in the Santa Clara Valley and Wednesday in the East Bay. 
(D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)
EBMUD rejects fake-turf rebates

Water board notes environmental concerns in rejecting plan to give a break to homeowners who install plastic turf in place of lawns. 
( D. ROSS CAMERON )
A's trade Ben Zobrist to Kansas City

Oakland A's make their third trade in a week, sending Zobrist to Kansas City for two pitchers including left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' third-rated prospect.