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 2021-12-02 12:45 

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Walters: Drought has big impacts on California agriculture...

Farmers are reacting to shortages in three, often intertwined ways....

 2021-12-02 12:43 

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Photo: Monarchs make a comeback in Santa Cruz...

A butterfly flits to a clusters of monarchs hanging on eucalyptus branches at Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz this week....

 2021-12-02 12:40 

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Killer of California police officer sentenced to life without parole...

Jury members only needed about two hours to find Mejia guilty of killing Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer and attempting to kill Whittier Officer Patrick Hazell and killing Roy Torres of East Los Angeles in a separate case....

 2021-12-02 12:38 

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California woman arrested in thefts totaling over $300,000 from Gucci, Prada and other high-end stores...

The woman is suspected of stealing items from high-end retailers and selling them online....

 2021-12-02 12:30 

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From the AHL to a Sharks stalwart, Jake Middleton is now 'having the time of his life'...

Bob Boughner on Jake Middleton: "Guys love him, and he's helped with this team identity we've tried to create. He's a big part of that."...

 2021-12-02 12:30 

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Guerrero: Don't shield US companies from liability for Mexico's gun violence...

Mexico is seeking billions of dollars in damages and demanding that the gun manufacturers adopt new sales and marketing practices....

 2021-12-02 12:12 

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Disneyland sold out for the rest of December...

Daily ticket and annual passholder reservations for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are unavailable for the rest of December....

 2021-12-02 12:10 

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El Pollo Loco launches its first online merchadise store...

The Costa Mesa based chain is working with three local designers on products that reflect the brand's culture....

 2021-12-02 12:00 

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Think efficiently — your new home does...

It's smart to learn about the workings of more efficient construction. So many features, from appliances to occupancy or motion-sensor light switches, can lower utility bills and enhance your quality of life....

 2021-12-02 12:00 

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NFL Week 13 picks: 49ers stay warm in Seattle; Cowboys win tonight at Saints...

Look for the NFL's Week 13 to open with a Dallas Cowboys win at the New Orleans Saints before the 49ers triumph at the Seattle Seahawks....

 2021-12-02 11:00 

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Horoscopes Dec. 2, 2021: Britney Spears, stop worrying about what others do and think...

Aries, check your financial situation....

 2021-12-02 11:00 

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Word Game: Dec. 2, 2021...

TODAY'S WORD — ALPINE (ALPINE: AL-pine: Living or growing above the timber line.) Average mark 21 words Time limit 25 minutes Can you find 26 or more words in ALPINE? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY'S WORD — ENGRAVE eage...

 2021-12-02 11:00 

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Bridge: Dec. 2, 2021...

"It's not too early to think about making some New Year's resolutions," I said to Cy the Cynic in the club lounge. "Indeed," Cy replied suavely, "I've compiled a list." "So what's on it?" "My first resol...

 2021-12-02 11:00 

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Love Spells That Work: Find Powerful Spell Casters Online...

You can easily find a love spell caster online who will cast free love spells that work in minutes. And many people resort to these solutions if they have failed in their love lives. They do everything in their power to find a partner for their lonely hea...

 2021-12-02 10:35 

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Ask Amy: These latest grievances have jolted my stay-at-home life...

My husband is no help -- yet people say I'm the one who doesn't work....

 2021-12-02 10:08 

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Harriette Cole: She lies about me on YouTube and doesn't see why I'm upset...

When I asked her to stop, she became offended....

 2021-12-02 10:03 

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QB Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense surged late last season. There's belief 'it all clicks' again this year....

On Dec. 2, 2020, a unit crippled by the coronavirus— quarterback Lamar Jackson' s absence, especially— finished with 219 total yards in a Wednesday afternoon loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. A week before that, a more representative Ravens...

 2021-12-02 10:03 

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Mike Preston: Ravens still have great respect for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in twilight of his career | COMMENTARY...

Maybe in previous seasons, when the Ravens had more outspoken players such as Terrell Suggs, Bart Scott or Shannon Sharpe, they would have been inclined to engage in some verbal jousting with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "He'...

 2021-12-02 09:32 

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Miss Manners: I mean well with my gifts to these people, but my husband says I need to stop...

They never thank me, and they shun my invitations, but they are family in a way....

 2021-12-02 09:00 

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Pace Morby Talks About The Importance Of Mentorship In Business...

Pace Morby says that anyone starting out needs to find a community or mentor already doing what you want to do and learn from them....

 2021-12-02 09:00 

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Dear Abby: A clean house is important to me, and I'm ready to ban my wife's kids...

Their sloppiness is disrespectful to me....

 2021-12-02 06:31 

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Whicker: UCLA's Tyger Campbell broadens his game as Bruins stifle Colorado...

Fifth-ranked UCLA controls its Pac-12 opener with big contributions from the point guard, who continues to improve his shooting, and Myles Johnson....

 2021-12-02 05:46 

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MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995...

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spri...

 2021-12-02 05:01 

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MLB headed to 1st work stoppage since '95 as deal expires...

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night, plunging the sport toward a management lockout that will end labor peace after 9,740 days over 26 1/2 years....

 2021-12-02 04:20 

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Los Gatos: Former teacher, theater director sentenced to 35 years for child molestation, annoyance...

Joseph Brian Houg, 51, of San Jose, previously pleaded no contest to 10 felony counts....

 2021-12-02 02:00 

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Arlene Dahl, 'force of nature' actress who charmed moviegoers in the 1950s, dies...

She starred in such Technicolor movies as "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Three Little Words," but also was famous for her six marriages....

 2021-12-02 01:22 

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Jets defense faces tough challenge against Eagles' rushing attack...

When the Jets battle the Eagles on Sunday, all eyes will be on one pivotal matchup:. The Jets defensive front seven attempting to contain the Eagles league-best rushing attack. Last week, Robert Saleh challenged the Jets offensive line to dominate the lin...

 2021-12-02 01:17 

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San Jose: Shooting leaves one with life-threatening injuries...

The male victim was found on the 3300 block of Holly Drive, near Cimarron Park....

 2021-12-02 01:01 

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Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Jeffrey Clark in contempt...

The vote came as Trump's top White House aide at the time, chief of staff Mark Meadows, has agreed to cooperate with the panel on a limited basis after more than two months of negotiations. Meadows has provided some documents and is expected to sit fo...

 2021-12-02 00:37 

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Walnut Creek uses $2 million in COVID relief money to hire more police after mass store burglaries...

WALNUT CREEK — A few shoppers shuffling out of the downtown Nordstrom on Wednesday afternoon turned to notice that a section of Broadway Plaza Drive next to the building was blocked off and guarded by a large police van. The luxury department store ...

 2021-12-02 00:35 

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Eruption continues to bury homes on Canary Islands...

Molten rock from the Sept. 19 eruption on La Palma, part of Spain's Canary Islands archipelago, has consumed over 1,500 buildings and covered more than 2,800 acres including banana farms, the island's main source of revenue along with tourism....

 2021-12-02 00:32 

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East Contra Costa assemblymember announces resignation...

California State Assemblymember Jim Frazier said he was leaving to seek new opportunities in the field of transportation....

 2021-12-02 00:30 

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Letters: Bashing RPA | Narrow focus | White-collar crime | Youth football | Restore deductions...

East Bay Times Letters to the Editor for Dec. 2, 2021...

 2021-12-02 00:12 

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Palo Alto couple to plead guilty in college admissions scandal...

Palo Alto couple was charged with paying to have their son's SAT exam answers corrected to boost his score and ease his way into an elite university....

 2021-12-02 00:00 

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Letters: Saving sequoias | Friends of labor | Weight of MAGA | Boycott Olympics | Resignation over Rittenhouse | DINO ticket...

Mercury News Letters to the Editor for Dec. 2, 2021...

 2021-12-01 23:51 

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Meta, formerly Facebook, leases huge tech campus in Sunnyvale...

Meta, a tech titan whose apps include Facebook, has completed a huge lease in Sunnyvale and has taken all of a modern office campus in that city....

 2021-12-01 23:45 

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Justin Fields returns to practice with fractured ribs — but Andy Dalton takes starter reps as the Chicago Bears prepare for the NFL-leading Arizona Cardinals...

Justin Fields returned to practice for the Chicago Bears on Wednesday afternoon, but Andy Dalton took the starter reps, increasing the chance the veteran will be the quarterback Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Fields was listed as limited in his fir...

 2021-12-01 23:41 

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Federal judge cancels order for Richmond City Council members to appear in court...

The legal issues stes from a years-long effort to redevelop the 193-acre parcel 1.5 miles north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, which until 1995 was used as a U.S. Navy fuel storage and transfer facility....

 2021-12-01 23:22 

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3 things we heard from the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, including the possible returns of Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins for the Arizona Cardinals and Christian Jones' coin-toss snafu...

The Chicago Bears returned to practice Wednesday to get ready for Sunday' s game against the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field. The Bears caught a break when they didn' t have to face Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson two weeks ago&mdash...

 2021-12-01 22:46 

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49ers on Wednesday: Can Jimmy Garoppolo and offense be unpredictable at Seattle?...

SANTA CLARA — Running the ball 125 times during a three-game win streak explains the 49ers' not-so-secret formula for success. "They're just really committed to it. It couldn't get more obvious," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told ...

 2021-12-01 22:32 

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Death of bullied girl in Utah draws anger over racism...

The Justice Department investigation uncovered hundreds of documented uses of the N-word and other racial epithets over the last five years in the Utah school district. The probe also found physical assaults, derogatory racial comments and harsher discipl...

 2021-12-01 22:15 

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Ghislaine Maxwell defense attacks actor accuser's account...

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell's defense attorneys sought Wednesday to undermine a key accuser's allegation that the British socialite helped financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse the woman for years, starting when she was 14....

 2021-12-01 22:15 

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New movies: Paul Verhoeven's shocking 'Benedetta' will open eyes...

Controversial filmmaker Paul Verhoeven centers on an infamous 17th-century nun in 'Benedetta'; also worth seeing, 'Wolf,' 'Encounter.'...

 2021-12-01 22:03 

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One of Dolphins' oft-injured receivers returns to practice, but the other is not yet ready...

The Miami Dolphins are making progress on getting one of their injured wide receivers back, but the other is still not ready to return to the practice field after two months on injured reserve. Will Fuller, on the other hand, will not be at practice this ...

 2021-12-01 21:58 

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How the Phoenix Suns broke Steph Curry and the Warriors offense...

Curry's 4-of-21 shooting performance was one of the worst of his career; Golden State was held below 100 points for the first time in 43 regular season games. "They were kind of selling all out on Steph," Jordan Poole said....

 2021-12-01 21:58 

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Bay Area weekend: 'Rent' back in SF; Jon Nakamatsu plays Beethoven...

Also on tap: Pink Martini holiday show; 'Velveteen Rabbit,' 'Nutcracker Sweets' (for the kiddies); Hole in the Head film fest....

 2021-12-01 21:47 

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What to know about COVID-19 omicron virus variant found in Bay Area...

The patient had recently returned from traveling to South Africa, where the omicron variant was first identified....

 2021-12-01 21:42 

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Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa has overcome distractions to play some of his best football...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovialoa was getting spitballs fired his way by defensive tackle and team jokester Christian Wilkins as he stood at the podium for his weekly Wednesday press conference. "It' s hard to rattle him," said Dolphin...

 2021-12-01 21:21 

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Giants cagey about Daniel Jones' neck injury as QB is limited in walkthrough practice...

One Joe Judge comment stood out above all the others Wednesday. He conducted his weekly press conference and said he' s" feeling good" and" preparing to play" Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Since Jones' injury got out, Wednesda...

 2021-12-01 21:05 

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Racing commissioners challenge Arlington Park's request to run off-track betting parlors after it closed its track...

Hawthorne Race Course officials proposed that they could instead take over the parlors, which allow gamblers to bet remotely on races around the country and watch them on television. Arlington owner Churchill Downs Inc. shut down the track permanently in ...

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