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California water saving mandate shrinks cuts for some cities

State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others.  
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Livermore: Distraught woman rescued

First responders cling to a struggling woman as she dangles off an overpass 50 feet above railroad tracks before being hauled to safety. 
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Warbling and bad puns in Piedmont

Piedmont High School celebrates milestone for birdcalling contest. 
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Kawakami: Warriors feel burden of being No. 1

The Golden State Warriors feel the burden that comes with being the top seed in the NBA playoffs in their close Game 1 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
 
Still unconvinced about a multibillion dollar plan to keep the Raiders in Oakland, the NFL's stadium czar was in the East Bay Wednesday huddling with Oakland Raiders executives and local officials.  
 
 
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The Golden State Warriors feel the burden that comes with being the top seed in the NBA playoffs in their close Game 1 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
 
 
 
 
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Consider your soil first when deciding what type of tree to plant. You may be surprised at what will or won't do well.  
 
 
Economists point to differences between the wild days of the dot-com boom and the full-throttled tech renaissance going on today in Silicon Valley, as evidenced by this newspaper's SV150 survey of the region's biggest companies by revenue.

Quinn: For most of SV150's history, HP dominated

Led by Apple, Silicon Valley becomes Wall Street's backbone

Special report: The 2015 SV150 | Searchable database  

 
 
BODEGA BAY, Calif. -- Authorities say two people have been found dead and two others remain missing following a boating accident off the Northern California coast.  
 
 
 
More than 4 million Californians have suspended licenses for failing to pay minor traffic fines. Exorbitant fees drive low-income people further into poverty  
 
 
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Travel Top 10: Spring blooms

Spring arrived early in California, but in other parts of the world, floral forays still await.