Governor Jerry Brown

A water well being drilled in the Central Valley. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Keep Water Well Drilling Locations Public

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making public the logs that water well drillers file with the state.

06/27/2015

Drip irrigation waters a field of grape vines on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank Accounts

Weeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.

06/09/2015

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

Angry Opposition Groups Hope To Derail California High-Speed Rail At Board Meeting

The board behind California’s high-speed rail project could face fierce opposition Tuesday from community leaders, and Northern and Southern California residents who expect to be affected by construction of the bullet train.

06/09/2015

water faucet

Drought: California’s Mandatory Water Consumption Cutbacks Begin June 1

Starting Monday, Californians must cut back on their water usage. It’s part of the new state rules to deal with the drought.

05/31/2015

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Beware Of Produce Cheats At Farmers’ Markets — They Don’t Grow What They Sell

How do you know you’re getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?

05/16/2015

UC Berkeley

No UC Tuition Hikes For Next 2 Years As Part Of Governor Brown’s Revised Budget

This comes after months of negotiations and lobbying by President Napolitano for more funding from the state, to avoid tuition hikes of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.

05/14/2015

Golden State Warriors redesign planned SF Mission Bay arena after an old design drew comparisons to a toilet bowl (CBS SF).

Governor Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks Environmental Review For Warriors Planned San Francisco Arena

This limits the number of days courts would have to rule on any lawsuit contesting the arena’s environmental impact report.

05/13/2015

(CBS)

Celebrities’ Estate Lawns Still Green As Regular Folks Let Lawns Die Amid Drought

The drought has come down to a question of the haves and the have-nots. But one tweet from say, a Kardashian, encouraging folks to conserve, could be a drought game changer.

05/11/2015

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California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During Drought

California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.

04/30/2015

Diesel smoke spews from a truck as morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Calls For Reducing Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels By 2030

The executive order is the most aggressive benchmark in North America and is line with those of leading international governments, including the European Union.

04/29/2015

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