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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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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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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin finalize 'uncoupling' with divorce

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