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FOLSOM, CA - JULY 20:  In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011 in El Folsom, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) FOLSOM, CA - AUGUST 19:  (Bottom) Low water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on August 19, 2014 in El Folsom, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe Drought

Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.

03/17/2015

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San Francisco Progressives Push For Lowering Minimum Voter Age To 16 For Local Elections

They can drive, they can work, and now a group of San Francisco city officials, including two supervisors want 16-and 17-year-olds to be eligible to vote.

03/17/2015

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Minimum Wage Hike Hits Oakland Chinatown Shop, Restaurant Owners Hard

Some shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.

03/16/2015

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Gay, Lesbian Groups March In Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade After Decades Of Opposition

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade made history Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups marched after decades of opposition that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/15/2015

The San Francisco Police Department's Mission District Station. (CBS)

4 Officers Investigated For Exchanging Racist, Homophobic Texts With Convicted SFPD Mission District Supervisor

The texts were part a petition filed by federal prosecutors in the case of former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger.

03/14/2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Police Union Spokesman Says Mayor, City Closer To Deal On Pension Reform

A spokesman for San Jose’s police union said Friday that labor and city officials may be closing in on a deal to roll back pension reform Measure B in exchange for cost savings and a resolution to a bitter, years-long legal and political conflict.

03/13/2015

Tech shuttle bus driver.

Teamsters Protest Unfair Working Conditions For Tech Shuttle Bus Drivers

The union wants to give drivers the option to unionize.

03/13/2015

An American flag. (CBS)

Neighborhood Flag Stolen From Patriotic Morgan Hill Community

Residents of a Morgan Hill community that oozes patriotism were fuming after their neighborhood flag was stolen overnight.

03/12/2015

Students and parents staged a protest over proposed morality clauses for Archdiocese of San Francisco teachers at Saint Mary's Cathedral on February 18, 2015. (CBS)

San Francisco Catholic Students Slam Morality Clauses In Latest Protest, Say Archbishop Is Out Of Step

Wearing black t-shirts with the hashtag #teachacceptance, students in high schools administrated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco once again voiced their displeasure Thursday night with Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione and his proposed morality clause.

03/12/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Not Planning Crackdown On Marijuana DUI’s

For the first time in three years, California lawmakers won’t debate cracking down on drivers who have marijuana in their systems.

03/12/2015