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A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

California Orders Irrigation District To Stop Pumping Water Or Pay $10K A Day

California has issued its first cease and desist order telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year’s tightened drought regulations.

07/16/2015

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Magnitude 4.4, 4.0 Earthquakes Hit Southern Oregon

The U.S. Geological Survey says two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.4, and 4.0 struck in Oregon Wednesday evening.

07/15/2015

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)

End To Grassy Lawns Ordered By California Officials Due To Drought

California officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

07/15/2015

An Uber application is shown on a smartphone. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Fined $7.3 Million For Withholding Information From California Regulators

Uber picked up a hefty fare Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative company $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about its business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders.

07/15/2015

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California Beaches, Parks Turning Off Showers, Foot-Faucets To Save Water During Drought

California state beaches and parks are turning off the taps starting Wednesday.

07/15/2015

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California Vaccine Law Opponents Cleared To Gather Signatures For Measure To Repeal

California’s secretary of state says the proponents of a ballot measure to repeal the state’s new mandatory vaccination law can begin collecting signatures for their effort.

07/14/2015

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Nearly 1 In 10 California Drivers Likely Using A Cell Phone While Driving, New Study Finds

Drivers in California can’t seem to put their cellphones on hold.

07/14/2015

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New ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer Released at Comic-Con

VIDEO: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill introduce footage from DC Comics superhero smackdown…

07/11/2015

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Court Blocks Water Cutbacks For Some California Farmers

A judge ruled Friday that California regulators violated some farmers’ rights by telling them to stop diverting from rivers and streams, but the state says it can still punish those who illegally take water during the drought.

07/10/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Fire Officials Urge Drone Pilots To Stay Away From California Wildfire Zones

Both California and federal fire agencies teamed up Friday to deliver a strong message to the public: don’t fly drones over wildfires.

07/10/2015

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