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Kevin Durant will return to the lineup against Blazers in Game 4

PORTLAND — Star forward Kevin Durant will return to the Warriors’ lineup for Monday night’s Game 4 in Portland. After missing two games with a strained calf, Durant has recovered to the point the Warriors feel comfortable putting him in game action. He went through a full practice this past Friday and all of shootaround on Monday morning. Durant nearly played …

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Decision delayed on controversial Danville apartment project

DANVILLE — The Town Council wants more time, and much more information, before deciding whether to approve a 150-unit apartment complex on Diablo Road just west of Interstate 680. That extra time may not help the project’s developer — Los Gatos-based Danville Office Partners, LLC — based on the harsh comments by some council members, including Robert Storer, about the “Riverwalk at …

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Nearly $1 billion in side deals for California gas tax approved

SACRAMENTO — Generous side-deals that persuaded key California lawmakers to get behind a controversial gas tax cleared the Legislature Monday. Nearly $1 billion in funding for district-specific transportation projects surfaced in the lead-up to the April 6 gas-tax vote — which passed narrowly, without a vote to spare — as amendments on a separate bill, Senate Bill 132. The projects benefited the …

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Sergio Romo hyped for ‘homecoming’ to San Francisco with Dodgers

Sergio Romo’s return to San Francisco excited the reliever ever since he signed with the Dodgers — and not just because it meant he’d be able to eat “the best burrito in the world.” The former Giants closer couldn’t help but be stoked about a visit to La Taqueria on Mission and 25th streets. “Other than mom’s cooking, I’d eat that every day,” …

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Uber conference highlights big bet on ‘flying cars’

Sure, Uber’s cars are learning to drive themselves. But the next step is making them fly. Uber kicks off a three-day conference on “flying cars” Tuesday in Dallas, an elaborate show of force as the ride-hailing company seeks to nail down a spot at the forefront of the fast-growing industry. The event is expected to draw hundreds of vehicle manufacturers, regulators, investors and technology …

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Live playoff updates: Warriors vs. Blazers, Monday

Scroll down to get the latest score and analysis from our live feed on Monday at 7:30 p.m., as the Warriors look to finish off the Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their best-of-7 playoffs series in Portland. The Warriors, up 3-0 in the series, can end the series with a victory. They may have to do it again without …

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Introducing Bay Area Sports Insiders

The Mercury News and East Bay Times announce the launch of Bay Area Sports Insiders, a new multi-platform program diving into the hottest issues impacting local pro and college teams. Premiering Tuesday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. on www.mercurynews.com and www.eastbaytimes.com, the show will be hosted by Courtney Cronin and include an all-star lineup of experts on the 49ers, Raiders, …

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Kendrick Lamar is coming to Oakland, so here’s how to score tickets

Kendrick Lamar is heading to Oakland. Fresh off his appearances at the Coachella music festival, the hip-hop star has announced his plans to perform on Aug. 4 at Oracle Arena. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. April 28, www.ticketmaster.com. A presale for American Express Card holders runs 10 a.m. April 25 through 10 p.m. April …

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Biz Break: YouTube corrects blocking of LGBT videos

Top of the Order:   OK. We Were Wrong: Cutting out hate speech, tweets, posts and videos on social-media sites has become a cottage industry of sorts. From Facebook to Twitter to everyone in between, efforts are growing to implement new tools and practices aimed at ridding sites of anything that could be construed as hurtful to a specific group …

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El Sobrante: Hate crime charges dropped in musician’s slaying

MARTINEZ — The shooting death of a Richmond musician is no longer being prosecuted as a hate crime, after a grand jury indicted three men on murder, assault, and robbery charges but refused the prosecution’s request to say the homicide was motivated by the victim’s race. The case centers on the Nov. 12 slaying of Willie Sims, 28, who was brutally beaten …

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