San Francisco 49ers

Offense, roster projects mark Day 3 of draft for 49ers

The 49ers took a talented-but-injured prospect in Georgia Tech wide receiver DeAndre Smelter. They used a pick on a player, Oklahoma’s Blake Bell, who switched from quarterback to tight end last year. And they took the biggest player in the draft, 6-foot-8 Florida offensive lineman Trent Brown, who recently weighed 387 pounds but is down to 350.

Water & Drought

Sacramento water coalition works to avoid feared ‘dead pool’ at Folsom Dam

A half-million Sacramento water users nearly lost their main water source last year when Folsom Lake levels dropped near “dead pool” level. Local officials took notice. Now, water managers are pushing a plan to reduce the chances that Folsom Lake water will become inaccessible in future droughts.


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Claudia Buck

Vivek Ranadive: A big-idea man

Vivek Ranadive is a businessman, NBA team owner and multimillionaire. He’s also a man with big ideas. In a recent talk at UC Davis, Ranadive shared some of those ideas with an MBA school audience.

Dan Morain

A shakedown by any other name

Michael Peevey and Ron Calderon are very different. But they share certain similarities. Both allegedly sought payments, though on very different scales and for different reasons.

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