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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

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Tax Incentives That Would Benefit Tesla Battery Plant

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed legislation that creates a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin and includes similar tax incentives designed to benefit California-based electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.

07/10/2014

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Bay Area Government Agencies Make Largest Electric-Car Purchase In U.S.

More electric cars are coming to the Bay Area after the Metropolitan Transportation Commission made one of the largest purchases of electric cars in the nation.

07/09/2014

water faucet

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

Artifacts at the Lake Oroville Visitors' Center. (CBS)

Looters Take Historic Artifacts From Northern California’s Lake Oroville

With water levels dropping at Northern California rivers and reservoirs, historic and prehistoric artifacts can be found up and down the state. But be warned, unearthing artifacts in the area could be a felony.

07/08/2014

Los Gatos Creek Trail (www.sjparks.org)

Los Gatos Creek Going Dry Amid California’s Record Drought

On Tuesday, the water supply to the creek was cut by about 60 percent as South Bay water officials try to conserve what little water they have to work with.

07/08/2014

A Pacific Ocean Wave

Plastic Debris In Ocean May Not Be As Widespread As Environmentalists Thought

A better report on the health of the oceans announces there is not a massive amount of plastic floating on the ocean, contrary to public perception for the last few decades. It may have been eaten by fish, decomposed, or never existed.

07/01/2014

Effects Of 1 Meter Of Sea Level Rise On San Francisco (Image Created From Map By Alex Tingle, FireTree.net)

San Mateo County Planners Grapple With Expected 3-Foot Sea Level Rise

The threat of rising seas in San Mateo County was the focus of a planning conference in Foster City Friday morning hosted by federal, state and county government leaders.

06/27/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California High-Speed Rail Authority, Amtrak End Joint Train Bid

Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said Friday that they canceled a joint agreement seeking companies to build high-speed trains for them, a proposal billed as a way to save money and lure advanced train manufacturing to the United States.

06/20/2014

Recology truck. (CBS)

Jury Orders Recology To Pay $1.3 Million To Ratepayers After Whistleblower Brings Lawsuit

A verdict has been reached this week in a fraud case against San Francisco’s garbage company, and both sides said they’ve won. A whistleblower brought a lawsuit against Recology, in a story that KPIX 5 first reported earlier this year.

06/17/2014

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