• 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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    Jaguars’ hiring puts Shad Khan in bad light

    The best lie the NFL ever told is that the league is a meritocracy. For the players? Sure, most of them at least. But anyone else? Heck no. Not for head coaches, unless you think it’s just a happy coincidence nearly a third of this year’s group is of blood relation to another current or former coach. Not for assistant coaches, who usually get their jobs because of who they’re related to or whose father they married or who they worked with two or three stops previous. And it absolutely, positively is not a meritocracy for franchise owners, the 31 people who like to fancy themselves the smartest ones in…

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