How to make sense of the senseless?

The harrowing tragedy that recently befell 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton is extremely unlikely -- statistically. But probability is no comfort to parents carrying memories of Newtown and Columbine. Maddy's killing has thrown parents and children into a maelstrom of fear, confronting a crime both unforeseen and unfathomable. 
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Drought: Country club plans sewer plant

Diablo Country Club tees up plans pioneering recycling project to secure its water future  
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Legal battle continues in Jahi McMath case

The family of brain-dead teen Jahi McMath wants her death certificate rescinded because they say she is still alive 
Event leader Merritt shoots a tournament-record 61; Tiger falls back after a 74.  
 
 
Josie Lepe
Linebacker had been on PUP list while recovering from offseason hip surgery  
 
 
Producer says a film project would be 'a wonderful thing.  
 
 
The 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis -- known as the worst disaster in U.S. naval history -- is being commemorated here in a unique way: A specially-brewed pale ale by Mare Island Brewing Company named the 'Survivor's Tale Pale Ale.'  
 
 
When the Santa Clara County Fair opened promptly at 11 a.m. Saturday, there was already a crowd waiting to get into the sprawling fairgrounds.  
 
 
JANE TYSKA
The two-day festival features the musical heritage and future of Oakland with blues, gospel, R&B and more.  
 
 
 
With the University of California announcing that state residents comprise a record low portion of the students admitted for the fall, it's time for a serious discussion about whom the system is supposed to serve.  
 
 
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.