• 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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    Lakers’ LeBron James fined $15K by NBA for obscene gesture, warned about usage of profanity

    USATSI Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has had an eventful week. First, he was suspended for a game after an on court altercation with Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart. Now, he’s been hit with a $15,000 fine from the NBA for making an obscene gesture during the Lakers win over the Pacers in Indiana on Wednesday night. He was also warned about using profane language regarding his suspension during media availability.  Here’s the official statement from the NBA:  Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the playing court and warned for using profane language during media availability in response to…

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