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State’s Imposed Fines For Water Wasters Don’t Sit Well With Some Silicon Valley Businesses

The newly approved state-imposed fines for water wasters doesn’t sit well with some Silicon Valley business owners.

07/16/2014

A sprinkler sprays water on a lawn at Golden Gate Park on January 29, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Approves Fines For Wasting Water After Report Shows Californians Using More Water, Not Conserving

California has approved fines for water wasting after a new report showed water customers in the state using more water, not less, amid calls for conservation.

07/15/2014

Mud Cracks

Drought Forces Hollister BBQ Joint To Close Down Over Rising Meat Prices

California’s drought has been pushing beef prices higher, and those prices are putting a popular barbecue spot out of business.

07/15/2014

Jose Marquez with Arthur & Orum Well Drilling checks muddy water as it is discharged from a well drilling rig on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California. As the California drought continues, Central California farmers are hiring well drillers to seek water underground for their crops after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation stopped providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Drying Up Farmers’ Wells; Study Predicts California Economy To Lose Billions, Thousands Of Jobs Lost

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.

07/15/2014

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Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water Wasters

State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

07/15/2014

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

California Gears Up To Vote On Water Wasting Law Tuesday

The State Water Resources Control Board is set to vote Tuesday on tough new rules that would allow any public employee empowered to enforce laws to write tickets for wasting water.

07/14/2014

Black Bear Cub and Mother

7th Tahoe Bear Captured In 10 Days; 1 Euthanized

Wildlife officials have captured their 7th bear in the past 10 days at Lake Tahoe, where experts are predicting lingering drought will prompt an uptick in bear problems the rest of the year.

07/11/2014

Gleneagles Golf Club in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Gleneagles Golf Course Hopes To Stay Open Amid Drought, Higher Water Rates

The California drought has pushed Gleneagles Golf Course in San Francisco to the brink of closure, but its operator is hoping the city can help save it.

07/11/2014

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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

Neighbors said the area near Bonita Avenue and Bayview Road in San Pablo has been the site of a water leak for more than two years. (CBS)

EBMUD, Richmond In Dispute Over Who Should Fix Endless Water Leak

While the Bay Area can’t afford to waste a single drop of water during this drought, a leak in the East Bay has been going on for years, and no one can decide whose job it is to fix it.

07/10/2014

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