OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mother Nature gave waterlogged Northern Californians a brief respite from a spring storm onslaught Friday but a final front churning off the coast carried with it one final soggy wallop.

    The National Weather Service said an unstable cold air mass was still parked off the California coast promising to send in waves of thundershowers throughout the day. A final storm was predicted to move in late Friday and keep the Bay Area wet on Saturday.

    However, the lingering effects of rain storms pounding the region over the last 10 days were still apparent.

    The weather service said over the last 24 hours the Lexington Reservoir in the Santa Cruz Mountains had received 2.74 inches of rain while the nearby community of Ben Lomond got 2.97 inches.

    In Wine Country, St. Helena was drenched by 1.68 inches while Napa had 1.21 inches. Meanwhile in the East Bay, Orinda received 2.28 inches with Hayward coming in with 1.27.

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  • Mother Nature Delivers Another Stormy Blast


    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A storm front rolled into Northern California Thursday packing high winds, heavy rains that triggered school closures along the coast and a blanketing snow storm that edged the Sierra closer to a record season.

    The wet onslaught forced the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings on rain-swollen rivers at Clear Lake at Lakeport and the Yolo Bypass near Lisbon.

    The rising waters also forced school officials along the coast in western Marin County to call off classes.

    The Shoreline Unified School District closed schools in Bodega Bay, Tomales High, Tomales Elementary, West Marin and Inverness for the day due to a threat of flooding

    "Most of our kids travel by bus and it's just not safe for those buses to be on bay roads today with all the flooding and potential flooding," Superintendent Stephen Rosenthal said.

    The National Weather Service also issued a high surf advisory for the Bay Area from 5 p.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. Friday.


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  • Cathy Pyun, special to Y! SF

    Pop sensation Lady Gaga played to a sold out show at Oakland Arena on March 22 -- and many fans, a.k.a. "monsters" came dressed to impress.

    Attendees paid homage to their idol by going all out in Gaga garb. All around the arena, you could see splashes of outfits from various Lady Gaga incarnations.  The concert felt like Halloween, Carnival, or both.

    For example, Victor sports the dark eye make up that is so recognizably  Lady Gaga.

    Adam was by far the greatest attention-grabber in his full red drape, from crown to toe. He didn't talk much. He didn't need to. A crowd surrounded him snapping photos furiously.

    Joel and Katie had more of a hybrid costume. Joel's hat looks like it could have come from Lady Gaga's closet, but Katie's hat does not. But it works.

    Kate from Sacramento was able to attach a unicorn horn to the top of her head. It was a reference to the singer's controversial unicorn tattoo. If you look closely you also will see the singer's

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