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.
Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.
Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.
California is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.
The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.
Neighbors in Palo Alto say houses are getting bought up by foreign investors who never move in, leaving neighborhoods full of empty homes.
Three houses are burning in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood Tuesday evening, a fire spokeswoman said.
For increasingly cramped residents of the Bay Area and beyond, the still relatively cheap and open spaces of Sonoma County have a big appeal.
Napa Earthquake’s Effect On Single-Family Houses Subject Of New Study Offering Gift Cards To Homeowners
The California Earthquake Authority announced Tuesday that it is working with the City of Napa to learn more about how single-family houses fared in the South Napa earthquake that occurred Aug. 24.
Fire crews have increased containment of a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, but say they don’t know yet when residents evacuated from two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada will be able to return home.