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California drought: Water shortages a near certainty

In a clear indicator that California is descending into a fourth year of drought, the federal government on Friday announced that the Central Valley Project -- California's largest water delivery system -- will provide no water again this year to Central Valley farmers and only 25 percent of the contracted amount to urban areas such as Santa Clara County, the East Bay and Sacramento.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock was cultural icon who inspired millions

Actor’s role in “Star Trek” evolved from stoic alien to favorite human uncle. 
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Warriors use big first half to help hammer Raptors

Golden State Warriors outscore Toronto Raptors by 23 points in first half to help earn 113-89 win; Klay Thompson finishes with 25 points, Warriors center Festus Ezeli and the Raptors' Tyler Hansbrough both were ejected 
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Bay Bridge light sculpture to turn off for 11 months

Illuminate the Arts will give out free tea lights and refreshments at the Embarcadero on March 5 and 6 as a thank you to the community when the Bay Lights sculpture is shut off to begin 11 months of maintenance. 
LOS ANGELES -- A report commissioned by the developer of a downtown Los Angeles football stadium warns that a rival project nearby could be a potential terrorist target because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport.  
 
 
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Golden State Warriors outscore Toronto Raptors by 23 points in first half to help earn 113-89 win; Klay Thompson finishes with 25 points, Warriors center Festus Ezeli and the Raptors' Tyler Hansbrough both were ejected  
 
 
 
Nimoy's death has gotten me thinking about what it was that made 'Trek' mean so much to me, and I think it has something to do with feeling like an alien. As a little girl, I was one of the only Indian kids around, which I realize is hard to imagine these days when Fremont often feels like a suburb of Mumbai.  
 
 
Tech giant Google on Friday dropped off reams of paperwork at Mountain View City Hall detailing the company's stunning plans to expand its corporate headquarters.  
 
 
Police have cleared the scene in San Francisco's Mission District where a suspicious package reported Friday night was discovered to be a hoax device. Police said the device, located in the area of 23rd and Barlett streets just before 8 p.  
 
 
 
This time, the concern centers on 25-foot-long bolts securing the tower to its foundation -- specifically, whether they will withstand a strong earthquake and the potential consequences if they fail  
 
 
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Big Sur getaway: Where pampering and wilderness meet

A weekend getaway to Big Sur marries luxury and rugged wilderness trail when the day's delights include stops at the Ventana Inn, Big Sur Bakery and a trail that goes straight up.