Drought continues despite weekend rainstorm

After months of dry weather conditions, cities across Northern California saw several days of heavy rainfall this past weekend; but state officials caution that the storm is only one of many needed to alleviate the drought.
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Feeling fine about making do with less

I lived in a walk-in closet in San Francisco. Not in a metaphorical sense, but in the literal one — my room was a converted walk-in closet. I lived in a closet because my roommates and I had jobs in the city, but none of us were making enough to
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Competitors race beside Interstate 80 during the Berkeley Half Marathon, the first held in the 
city. About 8,000 took part in the race, which began Downtown and ended at Golden Gate Fields.

Berkeley holds first-ever half-marathon Sunday morning

Lark Ryan, the race’s marketing and outreach coordinator, said the course depended on the permits they were able to settle with the city. She said that she hopes to cooperate with the city to get better permits and, consequently, a better course for possible future races.
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