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A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

End To Grassy Lawns Ordered By California Officials Due To Drought

California 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.

07/15/2015

A wildfire quickly spread to over 200-acres in Lompoc, threatening homes and a Spanish Mission. (CBS)

Fast-Moving Wildfire Forces Evacuations At Spanish Mission Near Santa Barbara

A wildfire burning near a historic mission in a rural area of Lompoc has prompted authorities to order the evacuation of approximately 1,200 people.

06/29/2015

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Wildfire Consumes Over 80 Acres Near San Jose

A 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.

06/28/2015

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San Jose Expanding Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks As Holiday Approaches

With 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.

06/18/2015

Fire danger warnings left for residents in Contra Costa County. (CBS)

Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During Drought

Warning 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.

05/04/2015

SF Public Utilities Commission's new campaign: "Brown is the New Green". (photo credit: Mark Seelig/KCBS)

San Francisco Combats Drought With ‘Brown Is The New Green’ Water Conservation Campaign

The “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.

04/20/2015

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Fire Breaks Out Behind I-80 Rest Stop In Vallejo

Fire crews are battling a one-alarm grass fire off of Interstate Highway 80 in Vallejo Sunday afternoon, according to a fire official.

04/12/2015

Artificial turf was stolen from the grounds of the Bay Hills Community Church in Hayward. (CBS)

Artificial Turf Stolen From Hayward Church

Evil got the best of a thief who made off with an East Bay church’s artificial turf.

11/16/2014

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Soccer Players File Discrimination Suit Over Plans To Play Women’s World Cup On Artificial Turf

Members 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.

10/01/2014

Left: Eduardo Vargas of Chile (C) celebrates goal with Arturo Vidal (L) and Gonzalo Jara (R) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Spain and Chile June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Right: Mexico's defender Andres Guardado (L) celebrates with Mexico's midfielder Jose Juan Vazquez after scoring during match between Croatia and Mexico at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. (Jamie Squire/Yuri Cortez/Getty Images)

Mexico, Chile To Test Newest Version Of Levi’s Stadium Sod In Venue’s 1st International Soccer Match

Mexico 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.

09/05/2014

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