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OF Craig Gentry, the Athletics' new backup outfielder, was declared out for an additional week and a half. Gentry was expected to miss only a few days after incurring a lower back strain the first week of camp. Manager Bob Melvin said Gentry is still expected to be ready for the start of the season.

Oakland Athletics - PlayerWatch

OF Craig Gentry, the Athletics' new backup outfielder, was declared out for an additional week and a half. Gentry was expected to miss only a few days after incurring a lower back strain the first week of camp. Manager Bob Melvin said Gentry is still expected to be ready for the start of the season.

Twitter installing log cabins from the 1800s at its San Francisco headquarters

NOVATO, Calif. - Employees at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco will soon get to take their lunch break in 19th century relics. The Marin Independent Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1dgDs5N) the high-tech giant is installing a pair of low-tech log cabins from the late 1800s to serve as dining rooms. The cabins were salvaged from ranches in Montana by a Marin County contractor and sold to the owner of an architectural firm helping to refurbish Twitter, Inc.'s headquarters.

Rain soaks California causing floods, but won't end drought

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A large winter storm brought much-needed relief to parched California on Friday, boosting depleted reservoirs and the Sierra Nevada's mountain snowpack, but officials said the precipitation would be too little to offset years of drought.

Google pledges $6.8M for free transit for low-income San Francisco kids

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is donating nearly $7 million to allow San Francisco to continue providing free bus and other transportation services to low-income city kids. City officials announced the donation on Thursday and said it will cover an additional two years of the free transit program. The program is currently funded by a regional transportation agency through June 2014.

Google's mystery barge headed to Stockton, Calif. after being ordered to leave San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Google's mystery barge is heading on a short cruise to comply with an order requiring it to move from its current home on a San Francisco Bay island. The agency leasing the Treasure Island space where the barge is being built says the four-story vessel is bound for the Port of Stockton, a destination located about 80 miles east of San Francisco. The barge is supposed to move by March 7, according to Mirian Saez, director of operations for the Treasure Island Development Authority, which rented the vessel's current home.

For US high-speed rail, California project is bellwether

High-speed rail supporters hope breaking ground this year on a route between San Francisco and Los Angeles will be a watershed moment for a transport concept that has yet to take off across America. "The opportunity is right in front of us all," former congressman James Oberstar told participants in a US high-speed rail conference this week. "We just need the political will."

For US high-speed rail, California project is bellwether

High-speed rail supporters hope breaking ground this year on a route between San Francisco and Los Angeles will be a watershed moment for a transport concept that has yet to take off across America. "The opportunity is right in front of us all," former congressman James Oberstar told participants in a US high-speed rail conference this week. "We just need the political will."

For US high-speed rail, California project is bellwether

High-speed rail supporters hope breaking ground this year on a route between San Francisco and Los Angeles will be a watershed moment for a transport concept that has yet to take off across America. "The opportunity is right in front of us all," congressman James Oberstar told participants in a US high-speed rail conference this week. "We just need the political will."

Some victims in California tribal office shooting were relatives

(Reuters) - A woman who opened fire at an eviction hearing at a Native American tribal office in a California killed her brother, niece and nephew plus a fourth person, officials said on Friday, one day after the attack. Cherie Rhoades, 44, has been arrested but not charged in the attack and is expected to be arraigned in court in Alturas on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman for the Modoc County District Attorney's Office.
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