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News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

July 18, 2014 | 10:26 am

News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

July 17, 2014 | 3:22 pm

Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

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Since July 1, officials have trapped and released nine black bears and killed one.

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Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

July 17, 2014 | 1:55 pm

Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

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Warning is issued as drought and dry lightning kindle fears of a repeat of last year’s Rim Fire.

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California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

July 17, 2014 | 7:06 am

California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

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Investigative report prompted legal action. And some districts are responding.

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Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

July 16, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

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Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.

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Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

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Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.

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California Regulators Approve Fines for Wasting Water

July 15, 2014 | 6:23 pm

California Regulators Approve Fines for Wasting Water

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Californians could face fines of up to $500 for wasting water on lawns, landscaping or car washing.

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After Long, Losing Battle, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Prepares to Shut Down

July 14, 2014 | 10:45 am

After Long, Losing Battle, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Prepares to Shut Down

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The government has given the company until the end of July to shut down.

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Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

July 11, 2014 | 10:15 am

Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

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Company says it has ‘grave concerns’ about new environmental proposals attached to project.

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State Officials Consider Mandatory Limits on Outdoor Watering

July 9, 2014 | 3:15 pm

State Officials Consider Mandatory Limits on Outdoor Watering

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Proposed rules would carry fine of up to $500 for violations such as hosing down sidewalks.

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