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El Nino Likely To Return To Drought-Stricken California This Winter, Intensity Unknown

After some of the driest years on record in California, El Nino conditions are likely to return this upcoming winter. It is unclear if the amount of rain will be enough to help the state emerge from the drought.

07/10/2014

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California May Impose Mandatory Water Restrictions, $500 Fines For Wasters During Record Drought

Drought ravaged California could be on the brink of mandatory water restrictions on water use, with fines of up to $500 a day for those who don’t comply.

07/09/2014

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Drako, The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog, Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison

Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.

07/08/2014

A water well being drilled in the Central Valley. (CBS)

California’s Record Drought Sparks Well Drilling Boom

California water well diggers are working around the clock, drilling wells for farmers desperate to keep their crops from turning to dust.

07/07/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Support For Campaign Reform Legislation In Sacramento Ebbs After Scandals

Ethics reform legislation in Sacramento, that appeared to be a priority after the arrest of Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee from San Francisco and the additional scandals of two other senators last spring ago, has dissipated.

07/07/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Study Aims To Prepare California For Dangers Of Transporting Highly Explosive Oil By Rail

Over the next few years, a quarter of California’s oil will come in by rail according to state leaders. Saturday the Interagency Working Group on Oil by Rail Safety issued a study to help state agencies prepare for the worst case scenario.

07/05/2014

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California Looks At Emergency Water Rules To Help Firefighting Efforts, May Impact Valuable Water Rights

The worst drought on record has turned every inch of the Golden State into a tinderbox. State water administrators are looking at emergency regulations that may help firefighting efforts. The new rules could come at a cost to those who own valuable water rights.

07/02/2014

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U.S. Sen. Boxer Seeks Solutions For Preventable Medical Errors In California Hospitals

Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.

07/02/2014

State Senator Ted Gaines visits Austin, Texas. (CBS SF)

California State Senator Visits Texas To Recruit Companies For Move West

California State Senator Ted Gaines visited the Austin Monday, hoping to keep California in the running fro a massive Tesla Motors battery plant that could be headed to the Lone Star State.

06/30/2014

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California Repeals Law Requiring Chefs To Wear Gloves

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he’s signed a measure repealing a state law that required restaurant employees to use gloves or utensils to handle food going straight to diners’ plates.

06/28/2014

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