• Bay Area sports stars among hundreds fined for heavy water use. Here’s why their excess is bad
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    Bay Area sports stars among hundreds fined for heavy water use. Here’s why their excess is bad

    More than 600 East Bay households were fined for exceeding limits on water use during the latest billing period — the second consecutive billing period in which fines have been issued — exhibiting behavior that water officials say is not only a violation of drought policy but bad for everyone in the region. Among the customers with heavy water consumption were 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov, former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew and retired Warriors basketball center Adonal Foyle, all of whom were also fined during last decade’s drought for using too much. None of the three could be reached for comment. The East Bay Municipal Utility District on…

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  • How SF Bay Area algae bloom is impacting water sports, activities
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    How SF Bay Area algae bloom is impacting water sports, activities

    Water sport groups who use the San Francisco Bay for recreation classes said they’ve seen a spike in cancellations last month, likely as a result of the harmful algae bloom spreading across the region. While rowing and similar water sports does not require people to intentionally enter the water, participants often get splashed or can accidentally fall in. Water sports groups have been trying to keep up with the latest news on the blooms and telling customers that this specific algae isn’t known to be harmful to humans. Andrew O’Brien, president of the Lake Merritt Rowing Club, told The Chronicle he has received emails from several concerned members in the…

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  • Episode 4 of The Charge Airs on NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday
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    Episode 4 of The Charge Airs on NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday

    Story Links Ep. 4?? of ?????? ???????????? will air on Sunday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. on @NBCSAuthentic #SpartanUp pic.twitter.com/NXBsDggOmv — San Jose State Spartans (@SJSUAthletics) April 1, 2022 SAN JOSE, Calif. – The fourth episode of The Charge, San José State’s All-Access Show, will air on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area. The show will feature an up close look at coaches Charles Ryan, SJSU Director of Track and Field, Sage Hopkins, SJSU Women’s Swimming and Diving head coach, the highly-rated football recruiting class and the preview of the 75th Western Intercollegiate. Season 1, Episode 4 First segment: Meet the…

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    Sonora Area Foundation Grants $1.5 Million To Build Youth Sports Complex

    Youth Sports Foundation Youth Sports Foundation of Tuolumne County (YSF) is excited to announce that the Sonora Area Foundation has granted $1.5 million to YSF to support building a multi-sport facility complex for the youth of Tuolumne County. Brandon Meyer, President of the YSF, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”. “Sonora Area Foundation’s award will allow YSF to match donations, accelerating us towards our project need of $3,000,000” said Meyer. The yet-to-be named facility is planned to offer a full-size soccer field, a youth soccer field with artificial turf, four pickleball courts, two sand volleyball courts, batting cages, a 20,000 square foot open-air sports pavilion, and a 1.5…

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    City of Williamsburg Proposes Regional Indoor Sports Complex to Boost Tourism in Area

    A proposed regional indoor sports complex would potentially be built on the property of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center to drive sports tourism. (WYDaily file) HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The James City County (JCC) and York County boards of supervisors heard from the City of Williamsburg about a proposed authority that would bring a regional indoor sports complex to the area. The discussion for the proposed indoor sports complex began in 2014 for all three localities (York County, JCC and Williamsburg), but the City of Williamsburg pursued the project in earnest in 2019. Williamsburg Mayor Doug Pons told the JCC Board of Supervisors during a Tuesday, Sept. 28 meeting, and later…

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    DC area schools release mask guidance for fall sports

    Fall sports mask guidelines Bob Barnard has the latest on fall sports mask guidelines WASHINGTON – Schools across the region are releasing their fall sports mask guidelines as the new school year and season approaches. In Washington, D.C., the District’s State Athletic Association requires all student-athletes participating in indoor sports and activities wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. They also recommend – but do not require — all student-athletes participating in high-impact sports wear masks and be tested regularly for COVID-19. In Fairfax County, masks are not required for outdoor activities. Masks are required for coaches and all players for indoor activities – which applies to all students and…

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