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Sports Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly will be 49ers pick in 2017, according to early mock draft

2 overall pick on Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly.The first pick will be Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson of Clemson.Draft order was determined by current Las Vegas odds in reverse order.Kelly is not related to 49ers coach Chip Kelly, but is the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. He comes with questions on and off the field but is an undeniable talent that could soar up draft boards with a big 2016 season.''It isn't 49ers general manager Trent Baalke's style to take a quarterback No.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
31 Points

California Drought: Residents cut water use 24.3 percent in March

San Jose on Tuesday was at 102 percent, San Francisco 101, Oakland 84, Stockton 124, Sacramento 91 and Redding 118. In March, the Bay Area reduced water use 25 percent compared to March 2013, and the South Coast region -- mostly Los Angeles and San Diego -- cut by 20.7 percent, while Sacramento region cut by 36.7 percent.Because of the winter rains, which gave Northern California its wettest winter in five years, the state water board is scheduled to vote May 18 on changes to the rules.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
5 Points

Sports Magic Johnson to Lakers: Durant, LeBron would provide a cure

Magic Johnson had some spare time Monday to do a little tweeting, so he turned to a favorite subject: the Los Angeles Lakers and how to improve on their 17-65 season.Johnson, who was a star when the Lakers were known as "Showtime," sent a pair of tweets advising the team to go after free-agent-to-be Kevin Durant, then find out if LeBron James would be interested in moving to Southern California.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
9 Points

Money Oldest Japanese-American newspaper faces possible closure

LOS ANGELES -- The oldest Japanese-American newspaper could close in December unless it doubles its subscribers or raise about $500,000 in revenue. The newspaper that has chronicled the story of the Japanese American community in Southern California has a print circulation of about 7,800, down from a peak of 23,000 subscribers in the late 1980s. It started in 1903, survived World War II when writers and editors were shipped off to internment camps and resumed publishing in Los Angeles in 1946.
San Jose Mercury News
01/05
14 Points
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Sports Devlin: Shine never comes off this shoe

The current Regis building was constructed in 2004 and Doherty estimates the school has had possession of the original boot for maybe a decade."The only thing I knew was that he was the first Gold Helmet winner," Doherty said. "I still feel just a little guilty for not doing something about it. We knew he wanted to donate it to the school."The fact that it has been on display the whole time ... the name of the school was changed to Regis Jesuit, and it's now located in southeastern Aurora .
The Denver Post
01/05
7 Points
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Crews remove 60,000-ton rotting whale carcass from Southern California beach 

Mark Rightmire/AP A beach goer pauses to look at a massive gray whale carcass from Southern California's San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente. Mark Rightmire/AP Crews begin to remove a massive gray whale carcass from Southern California's San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente, Calif. Mark Rightmire/AP The whale washed ashore Sunday at a famous surf break called Lower Trestles north of downtown San Diego.
Daily News
30/04
5 Points

Sports Sports digest: Business owner indicted in shooting death of retired Saints player Will Smith

Hayes and Smith got into an argument after Hayes' Hummer hit Smith's Mercedes SUV from behind on April 9, police said. Cardell Hayes was also indicted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder because police say he wounded Smith's wife in the shooting. A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith.
San Jose Mercury News
29/04
8 Points

100-mph freeway chase ends in naked arrest in Los Angeles

Police say a woman who may have mental problems tried to run down her parents and led authorities on a 100-mph chase along Southern California freeways before finally taking off her clothes on a Los Angeles street.The chase began around 10:30 p.m. Friday after Pasadena police received a 911 call that the woman had argued with her parents and tried to run them over.She was spotted near the Rose Bowl.
The Denver Post
24/04
11 Points
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Exclusive trailer: Michael Keaton is Ray Kroc in 'The Founder'

He saw franchise potential, inspiration for the golden arches and dollar signs.As Keaton's Kroc says: "McDonald's can be the new American church, and it ain't just open on Sundays.". Michael Keaton is serving up the story of McDonald's in The Founder.USA TODAY exclusively reveals the trailer for the anticipated John Lee Hancock-directed drama (in theaters Aug.
USA Today
21/04
7 Points
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Thousands gather for informal pot celebration in Denver

Some say it was once police code in Southern California to denote marijuana use, probably an urban legend. It was a title number for a 2003 California bill about medical marijuana, a fully intended coincidence.Contributing: The Associated Press. Thousands of people filled a park here Wednesday afternoon for the annual observance of the cannabis holiday 4/20, but it was a smaller crowd than in years past.A formal rally originally scheduled for Saturday was postponed because of a snowstorm.
USA Today
21/04
16 Points

Sports The Latest: Police found wrestler Chyna dead after 911 call

11:15 p.m.Chyna, the WWE star who became one of the best-known and most-popular female professional wrestlers in history, has died at age 45.Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz says Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead in Redondo Beach on Wednesday. The friend told the 911 operator that Laurer wasn't breathing.Police say the 46-year-old Laurer was dead when officers arrived. This story has been updated to reflect that Laurer was 46, according to a police statement.
The Denver Post
21/04
6 Points

Mercury News editorial: Stopping Southern California's Delta water grab

In the meantime, we hope the lawsuit over the proposed sale will prevent Metropolitan's purchase of the Delta Islands. It has zero interest in the Delta islands except as a means to access more water for its customers. The Metropolitan Water District's $175 million purchase of four islands and part of a fifth in the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta certainly furthers that notion.Metropolitan Water serves about 19 million people across six Southern California counties.
San Jose Mercury News
19/04
6 Points
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Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley deal with health woes

In a new Facebook message, he thanked his doctors and nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.In that post, he even took time to give a shout-out to Kiss star Paul Stanley, who had to cancel joining the band Friday because he was recovering from surgery to repair a torn bicep tendon.Stanley, 64, posted late Friday that he "will be great and ready to rock.".
USA Today
18/04
5 Points

California drought: Odds of La Niña increase for next winter, bringing concerns the drought may drag on

Scientists at NOAA and Columbia University said that there is a 71 percent chance of La Niña conditions being present in the Pacific Ocean by November, up from 57 percent a month ago."At this point, odds favor the development of La Niña by the fall," said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. Brown's goal was for urban residents overall to cut water use 25 percent.
San Jose Mercury News
16/04
11 Points
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