End To Grassy Lawns Ordered By California Officials Due To DroughtCalifornia officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.
Fast-Moving Wildfire Forces Evacuations At Spanish Mission Near Santa BarbaraA wildfire burning near a historic mission in a rural area of Lompoc has prompted authorities to order the evacuation of approximately 1,200 people.
Wildfire Consumes Over 80 Acres Near San JoseA wildfire near San Jose Sunday afternoon has so far consumed roughly 81 acres of vegetation and was still burning Sunday evening, a Cal Fire official said.
San Jose Expanding Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks As Holiday ApproachesWith about two weeks left until the Fourth of July holiday, San Jose city leaders have a plan that would expand a crackdown on illegal fireworks, which has become a growing concern for residents.
Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During DroughtWarning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
San Francisco Combats Drought With ‘Brown Is The New Green’ Water Conservation CampaignThe “Brown is the new Green” campaign was launched on Monday by the city’s Public Utilities Commission as a way to conserve water during the drought.
Fire Breaks Out Behind I-80 Rest Stop In VallejoFire crews are battling a one-alarm grass fire off of Interstate Highway 80 in Vallejo Sunday afternoon, according to a fire official.
Artificial Turf Stolen From Hayward ChurchEvil got the best of a thief who made off with an East Bay church’s artificial turf.
Soccer Players File Discrimination Suit Over Plans To Play Women's World Cup On Artificial TurfMembers of U.S. Soccer's Women's National Team, including Cal alumni Alex Morgan, have filed suit in Canada over plans to use artificial turf fields in next summer's FIFA Women's World Cup.
Mexico, Chile To Test Newest Version Of Levi's Stadium Sod In Venue's 1st International Soccer MatchMexico and Chile will test each other on the soccer pitch and also test the latest version of the sod at Levi’s Stadium in the first international soccer match at the facility on Saturday evening.
49ers Confident Thicker, Heavier Sod At Levi’s Stadium Will Be Ready For Sunday’s Game Grounds crews for the San Francisco 49ers are installing a new, thicker field at the $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara after the team halted practice there Wednesday, 49ers officials said.
Newly-Installed Levi's Stadium Turf Expected To Be Ready For Sunday 49ers GameIt was out with the new Friday at Levi’s Stadium as crews worked quickly to replace part of the playing surface just two games into the new stadium’s career.