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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

Tuan Tran was arrested on suspicion of starting a grass fire in San Jose. (Source: San Jose Police)

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Starting San Jose Grass Fire

A man who tried to prevent firefighters from controlling a 2-acre grass fire east of San Jose Monday night was arrested on suspicion of starting the fire, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

06/10/2014

Firefighter Graphic

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Grass Fire Along Delta De Anza Trail In Pittsburg

Crews have extinguished a small grass fire along the Delta de Anza Regional Trail in Pittsburg, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher.

06/01/2014

Chopper 5 over a grass fire along the Interstate 80 / Interstate 780 interchange in Vallejo on May 28, 2014. (CBS)

Freeway Ramps Reopen After 3-Alarm Grass Fire In Vallejo

All ramps on Interstate Highway 780 and Interstate Highway 80 in Solano County have reopened following a three-alarm grass fire in Vallejo, according to the California Highway Patrol.

05/28/2014

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hallucinating Man Burns Self, Starts Small Grass Fire After Climbing Utility Pole in Sunnyvale

A hallucinating man climbing a utility pole in Sunnyvale Monday night knocked a wire down, burning himself and starting a small grass fire, a Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety captain said.

05/13/2014

Antihistamines & Decongestants

Drought Making Bay Area Spring Extra Tough For Allergy Sufferers

It’s tough for allergy sufferers to appreciate the beauty of spring, and doctors say the drought California is facing is making it even tougher for them in the Bay Area.

04/17/2014

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