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Lake Tahoe (credit, Randy Yagi)

Veterans Receive Free Admission To All California State Parks On Memorial Day

Veterans get free admission into all California State Parks this Memorial Day Monday in honor of their service to the country.

05/25/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

California Could Be First State To Ban Using Bullhooks On Elephants

California would be the first state to ban using bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants, under a bill moving through the Legislature.

05/22/2015

Mud Cracks

State Water Board Accepts Hundreds Of Farmers’ Offer To Make Voluntary 25 Percent Water Use Cut

The State Water Resources Control Board has accepted an historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper losses later.

05/22/2015

A map of the earthquakes triggered around the globe within a week of the April 2012 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra (white star). Courtesy of Fred Pollitz, USGS.

Rare 4.2 Earthquake Rattles England Right Before Napa Quake

One hour before a 4.1-magnitude earthquake shook the Napa area Thursday night, a rare 4.2 quake woke up people living near London.

05/22/2015

Raw sliced tuna for sushi (Getty Images)

Salmonella Outbreak In California & 8 Other States Linked To Eating Raw Tuna

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday.

05/22/2015

water, drinking, tap, flouride,

Governor Brown Signals Support For ‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Amid State’s Historic Drought

Governor Jerry Brown signaled his support for more aggressive water-saving measures Thursday in the face of the state’s historic drought, including a controversial plan to use recycled wastewater to replenish the drinking water supply.

05/21/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Forgets To Endorse San Francisco Mayor Lee For Reelection; Returns To Stage, Makes It Official

California Governor Jerry Brown endorsed San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for reelection at a business conference, but he missed his opportunity to do so during his speech.

05/21/2015

Image of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean in December 1997.The white and red areas indicate warmer waters. (NASA)

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn’t Always Guaranteed

Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.

05/21/2015

Great White Shark (Getty Images)

13 Great White Sharks Seen In Water Off Huntington Beach

More than a dozen young great white sharks were spotted in waters off Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach.

05/21/2015

Delta Water

California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River Watershed

Regulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.

05/20/2015

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