Mom's killing: 4th man allegedly had assault rifle

Michael Stills admitted to police he gave an assault rifle to one of the gunmen in the Oakland shootout that killed Chyemil Pierce on March 9, according to court records released Wednesday. 
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State's first-ever mandatory water reductions

Snow surveyers announced Wednesday that no snow was found at measuring site -- the first time in 75 years of measurements at the Phillips snow course. tThis shatters the previous low record of 25 percent, set last year and in 1977.  
Oakland teachers rally, march for better pay

Teachers admit they have great benefits, but they say the pay is at rock bottom. 
Religious law overshadows Final Four

Indiana set to host Final Four but basketball championships are overshadowed by backlash over religious freedom law. 
The Oakland City Council late Tuesday passed several key environmental and planning measures for its Coliseum City proposal, laying the groundwork for the Raiders -- or any other developer interested in the massive project -- to finally step forward and show their commitment.  
Warriors guard Stephen Curry gets the NBA MVP honors over James Harden and Russell Westbrook by YouTube based on search and upload volumes and watchtime hours  
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Despite action and dialogue that strains credibility, the latest and possibly last chapter of the 'Fast & Furious' franchise is fun as heck and pays a touching tribute to late actor Paul Walker.  
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Think you can't afford a garden during the drought? You can, if you practice water saving techniques.  
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Despite being a nationwide leader in job growth, the Bay Area suffers from a poverty rate that still hovers near historic highs, with more than 800,000 people in the region living below the poverty line, a report released on Wednesday shows.  
This year's event, entitled "The Permanent Collection in Bloom," showcases 125 of the Bay Area's most innovative floral designers who will create one-of-a-kind flower arrangements, each of which reflects a painting in the museum. The weeklong exhibit, now in its 31st year, includes gala events and classes presented by top designers from the United States and Europe and is anticipated to attract some 50,000 visitors.  
Indiana set to host Final Four but basketball championships are overshadowed by backlash over religious freedom law.  
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Will Forte and January Jones dating

Forte, a former Lafayette resident, has been stepping out with his 'Last Man on Earth' co-star, reports say.