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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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Cal State East Bay starts bike-sharing program

Cal State East Bay has started a bike-sharing program, where users can reserve a bicycle using an app on their smartphones or computers. 
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Hayward man arrested as suspect in 3 kidnapping attempts

The identity of the suspect, who police say tried to abduct several high school girls in Hayward and some of its unincorporated areas, was set to be announced on Monday afternoon during a press conference in Hayward 
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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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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin finalize 'uncoupling' with divorce

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

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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.