Grass

Newly-planted mint at Fran Paxton's front yard in the Twin Creeks neighborhood of San Ramon. (CBS)

East Bay Homeowner Fined By HOA For Replacing Lawn With Drought-Resistant Landscaping

An East Bay homeowner is in a battle with her homeowners’ association over her drought-resistant yard after she was fined by the HOA for not having sod.

08/15/2014

Candlestick Park is made ready for the Paul McCartney concert Thursday. (CBS)

Grass Grab Likely As Turf Will Remain Uncovered During Final Candlestick Show

As fans file out of the stadium following Sir Paul McCartney’s farewell show at Candlestick Thursday, some will likely by trying to bring more than memories of the 50-plus year old stadium.

08/14/2014

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I-80 Off-Ramp In Berkeley Reopens Following Brush Fire

A section of Interstate Highway 80 closed Monday morning at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley due to a nearby brush fire has reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.

08/04/2014

Goat Eating

Goats Used To Drive Out Homeless From San Rafael Encampment Plagued By Grass Fires

San Rafael is using goats to help clean out a piece of land plagued by brush fires and homeless campers.

07/24/2014

A man spray-paints a lawn in Southern California during a severe drought. (CBS)

SoCal Homeowners Spray-Painting Lawns Green To Avoid Water Fees During Drought

Homeowners in Los Angeles are facing tough choices in keeping their lawns green during a devastating drought, pushing some far enough to spray paint them.

07/20/2014

An artificial lawn installed by First Impressions of San Ramon. (CBS)

Drought Boosts Business For Bay Area Artificial Lawn Installers, Water Companies Resist

Bay Area companies that install artificial grass are seeing an uptick in business during California’s record drought. But certain water companies are discouraging their customers from installing turf.

07/18/2014

brush fire, grass fire, vegetation fire, contra costa county

Officials Report Monticello Vegetation Fire 55 Percent Contained

All evacuation orders have now been lifted and all public roads are open, but firefighters continue to battle the blaze in steep, rugged terrain with difficult access.

07/08/2014

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Grass Fire Burns In East Palo Alto

Firefighters were battling a grass fire in a field behind a Palo Alto residential neighborhood.

06/24/2014

A 2-alarm fire damaged a vacant building in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Failing To Collect Nearly $1M In Fines From Homeowners For Fire Hazards

A new grand jury report blames Oakland fire inspectors for failing to collect nearly a million dollars in fire hazard fines from homeowners during what could be one of the worst fire seasons in years.

06/23/2014

Pink Triangle

Goats To Trim Hillsides Of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks In Prep For Pride Weekend

Four-legged gardeners will assist with weed mitigation this weekend on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks hillside in preparation for Pride Weekend, according to public works officials.

06/22/2014

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