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Spring rains helped, but not enough to ease drought
On Friday, farms and cities were told they would get slightly more water from state and federal projects than expected, but drought conditions and shortages persist.
40 arrested in annual Livermore lab anti-nuke protest
Lawrence Livermore Lab security arrested 40 people during the annual Good Friday protest against nuclear weapons organized by interfaith groups and anti-nuclear activists.
Autopsy Monday for Oakland teacher found dead on Mt. Tam
An autopsy is planned for Monday for a Mill Valley woman found dead on Mount Tamalpais after going on a hike with her German shepherd.
Oakland police overseer praises work of interim chief
Interim Police Chief Sean Whent appears increasingly likely to land the permanent job after Oakland's federal police overseer praised his work while criticizing the city's search for a new chief.
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Brentwood students melding art and technology
04/18/2014 10:59 PM PDT
Heritage High School teacher is introducing teens to digital art, where the viewer needs a smartphone to fully appreciate a piece of work.
Watch these baby ostriches run around and discover the world
On the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Arizona, a bunch of baby ostriches were just born, more than they have in recent years. Full Story
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens
As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too.
(Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP Images)
Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.