California

Valentine's Day Date Ideas - See A Movie

What’s The Most Popular Movie Ever Set In Your Home State?

They probably pull up the most famous chunk of pop culture ever churned out about your berg. For some places that’s a song (Sweet Home Alabama) or a TV show (Hawaii 5-0), but for others it’s a film.

04/15/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Water Utility Votes To Impose 20-Percent Mandatory Reduction In Use As ‘Stage 4 Critical Drought’ Declared

The East Bay Municipal Utility District board of directors voted Tuesday to declare a stage four critical drought and impose a districtwide 20 percent mandatory reduction in water use.

04/14/2015

JULY 22: Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., is interviewed by Roll Call in her Cannon Building office, July 22, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Congresswoman Speier Urging All States To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced legislation calling on states to ban conversion therapy for children. California is one of only two states that bans the practice.

04/14/2015

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Study Finds California’s Tax System Too Burdensome For Low-Income Earners

A Sacramento watchdog group has come out with their annual report that finds California’s low-income earners are paying 10.5 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the wealthiest only pay 8.7 percent.

04/14/2015

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East Bay MUD Considers Excessive Water Use Penalty For Customers

Water wasters in the East Bay are looking at new outdoor water restrictions as well as penalties because of California’s exceptional drought.

04/13/2015

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Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles Sick

A recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.

04/13/2015

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3 Men Die After Diving Into Choppy Water For Abalone Off Mendocino Coast

Authorities say three men died after entering the choppy water off Northern California to dive for abalone.

04/12/2015

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‘Blob’ Off Pacific Coast May Be Making California’s Drought Worse

A large pool of warm water off the Pacific Coast may be exacerbating California’s already severe drought. Climate scientist Nick Bond of the University of Washington said the pool of water, which he calls “the blob,” is about 2-7 degrees warmer than normal.

04/10/2015

In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California.

Prepare For ‘Australian-Type’ Drought, California Officials Warn

A panel of top state and local officials that met in Sacramento Thursday warned that residents should prepare for what could be a decade-long drought much like that experienced in Australia recently.

04/09/2015

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Recycling Sewage Water Into Drinking Water May Become New Normal Amid California Drought

David Sedlak, a UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering and author of the new book “Water 4.0,” on how drinking treated sewage water could be the future.

04/09/2015

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