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Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

In Depth: Who’s Using Water During California’s Drought?

The current drought is covering all of California in extreme ways. It’s the third driest year in 106 years of record keeping according to Jay Lund of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, our guest for this week’s In Depth.

08/04/2014

Diana Ross (C) and cast members attend the after party for the Broadway opening night for "Motown: The Musical" at Roseland Ballroom on April 14, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Motor-City Sound Invades San Francisco—Motown The Musical To Open At Orpheum Theatre

The songs are definitely familiar, but the story may or may not be. Motown The Musical opens in San Francisco at The Orpheum Theatre on August 15th. Here’s a little peak at what to expect.

08/01/2014

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Safety Measures Leading To More Kids Left In Hot Cars?

It’s every busy parent’s worst nightmare – the morning rush to get out the door and get to work, only to realize hours later your child is not at day care but instead strapped into the car seat right where you left her, sweltering in the back seat of a hot car.

07/31/2014

Smoggy Air

Spare-The-Air Alert Issued With Unhealthy Pollution Levels Expected For Bay Area

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Friday because of unhealthy pollution levels expected in the Bay Area, air quality officials said Thursday.

07/31/2014

Drake's Bay Oyster Farm appeal declined by Supreme Court

Jump On Tomorrow: Oyster Farm Closing, Tech Privacy Meeting, Traffic Alerts

Get a jump on what’s happening tomorrow around the Bay.

07/30/2014

Eaze marijuana ordering page display on a mobile phone, alongside details about the service.

Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Hits Streets Of Bay Area

It’s being hailed as the ‘Uber’ of medical marijuana.

07/29/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

California Senator Mark DeSaulnier Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Bay Bridge’s Flawed Construction

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier thinks the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was a fiasco. A recent investigation could result in criminal charges based on what he and many others consider substandard work.

07/28/2014

Dog Park Closed After Pet Diagnosed With A Virus

Bay Area Pet Owners Get New Alternative To Kennels With AirBnB-Like Service

Vacationing pet owners in the Bay Area now have a new alternative to parking their pooch at a kennel with what some are calling an AirBnB for pets.

07/28/2014

Hidden Cash

@HiddenCash Bringing ‘Dough’ Giveaway Back To San Francisco

Prepare for the return of stampeding money seekers, San Francisco. The man behind the @HiddenCash says he will be back in the Bay Area next weekend, dropping more cash as part of his scavenger hunt that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

07/28/2014

A Halliburton hydrualic fracturing (fracking) operation in the Bakken Formation, North Dakota. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

Environmentally-Friendly Savior Of Oil Fracking Industry Could Be… Haliburton? New Fluids Made With Soy, Vegetables

In the environmentally sensitive Bay Area, “fracked” oil may be a dirty word, but new technology being pioneered by some environmentalists’ arch nemesis, Haliburton, could make fracking literally palatable by using fluids sourced from the food industry.

07/24/2014

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