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Bay Area Gets A Chance Of Rain By The End Of The Week

KCBS and KPIX Meteorologist Roberta Gonzales’ forecast includes a slight chance of rain in the Bay Area forecast towards the end of the week.

05/11/2015

Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Personal Information Collected By License Plate Readers May Be Available To Anyone Who Asks

If you drive a car through the Bay Area, chances are good that police have photos of your license plate, and data on where you’ve been, and that information may be available to anyone who asks for it.

05/10/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Californians Getting Mixed Messages During Drought

California is adopting unprecedented restrictions on water use, but residents are getting mixed messages from state and local officials.

05/10/2015

Waterworld in Concord. (CBS)

Concord’s Waterworld Fights To Survive Drought With Innovation That Cuts Waste

The grass is gone, plants are not getting watered and the pool water is recycled. Waterworld has gone on a water diet.

05/09/2015

A man shows a type of marijuana at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3 , 2012. A bicycle ride against drug trafficking and in favour of the legalization of self-cultivation of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes took place in Medellin on October 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/GettyImages)

High & Dry: California’s Drought Prompts Crackdown On Marijuana Farmers

As the drought worsens, water managers are drafting new rules to mitigate the impact of pot farming with Marijuana being one of the biggest cash crops, from Santa Rosa north.

05/08/2015

A Caltrans truck is seen on Interstate 80 near Donner Summit, May 7, 2015. (CBS)

Spring Storm Dumps Snow In Bone-Dry Sierra

An unseasonably cold spring storm pushed south through California and Nevada on Thursday, bringing snow to Sierra Nevada peaks that have largely been free of snowpack after another dry year.

05/07/2015

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Welcome To McDonald’s, Would You Like Kale With That?

McDonald’s may be developing a taste for a new ingredient as it fights to reinvent itself: Kale.

05/07/2015

The Delta. (CBS)

$12 Million Emergency Delta Dam Project To Protect Pumps From Salt Water During Drought

An emergency dam is being built in the Delta due to California’s drought.

05/06/2015

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3.3 Earthquake Rattles Redding; Fifth 3+ Magnitude Quake To Shake Calif. In 12 Hours

From north to south, it’s been a shaky Wednesday for California residents thanks to a swarm of small earthquakes.

05/06/2015

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)

California Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks Up To 36%

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.

05/06/2015

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