California

A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Cities Slash Water Use Above Gov. Brown’s Mandated Cutbacks

California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.

13 hours ago

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$10M Of California Tax Donations Lost In Bureaucracy; Left Unspent On Education, Seniors & Cancer Research

Every year when they do their taxes, Californians donate millions for charitable causes, but nearly $10 million of that money sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target, according to a review by The Associated Press.

18 hours ago

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Cal Football’s 2015 Schedule Could Make For Uphill Climb To Postseason

Here’s a complete breakdown of every game on the Cal Bears’ 2015 football schedule.

08/26/2015

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Creepy Seed Bugs Swarm Eastern Sierra Communities, Invade Homes & Cars

The gas station’s ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.

08/24/2015

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Rebates For Hybrid, Electric Cars Restricted After Plan Criticized As Taxpayer Handout To The Wealthy

State lawmakers and air quality officials are restricting rebates on hybrid and electric cars because they have been claimed by hundreds of Californians who make $500,000 or more.

08/24/2015

A screenshot of an earthquake early warning system. (CBS)

6 Ingenious Earthquake Safety Tools To Emerge 1 Year After Napa Quake

From early warning systems that provide a 30-second countdown to robots that search for heartbeats above the rubble, here are six of the most innovative tools changing the way we think about earthquake safety.

08/24/2015

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Peterson Fire Chews Through 215 Acres In Lake County

A new fire in Lake County has now burned through 215 acres of vegetation.

08/24/2015

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Egg Prices More Than Double In California

Consumers are shelling out more for a carton of large eggs as benchmark prices in California have gone up by 150 percent in a year.

08/24/2015

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NorCal Catholic Hospital’s Refusal To Sterilize Woman Could Bring Statewide Legal Response

A Northern California hospital’s refusal to sterilize a woman because it violates Catholic principles could be challenged in court in a case with broad impacts for other religious-based hospitals across the state.

08/24/2015

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