Lawn

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

The New Eco-Friendly Way Of Combating Drought: Spray Painted Lawns

A Pleasant Hill resident is the first on his block to have a golf-course green lawn thanks to spray paint, but don’t worry, it’s eco-friendly.

05/19/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

Backyard Pools May Be More Drought-Friendly Than A Lawn

As more and more California residents are looking for ways to limit their water consumption during the drought, a group of experts say a pool could actually save water in the long run.

04/20/2015

Sprinklers water the lawns of a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California's demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Free Lawn Removal, Rebates For Homeowners Who Want A More Drought-Friendly Landscape

California’s drought is driving more and more homeowners to give up their lush, green, water-guzzling lawns. Now, landscape companies are offering to rip them out for free, and water districts across the state are giving rebates as incentive.

04/13/2015

A sprinkler sprays water on a lawn at Golden Gate Park on January 29, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Launches Contest To Find City’s Ugliest Lawn

San Francisco is on the hunt for the city’s ugliest lawn, and the winner will get a drought-friendly makeover.

04/07/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Is History Repeating Itself; 4th Drought Since 1976

You’ve heard the bad news about California’s drought before. Gov. Jerry Brown created a drought emergency task force – in March of 1977 during Brown’s first stint as governor.

03/30/2015

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California Expands Emergency Drought Rules; New Limits On Lawn Watering, Business Water Use

California water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.

03/17/2015

FOLSOM, CA - JULY 20:  In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011 in El Folsom, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) FOLSOM, CA - AUGUST 19:  (Bottom) Low water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on August 19, 2014 in El Folsom, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe Drought

Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.

03/17/2015

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Man’s Drone Crash Lands On White House Lawn

Of all the places to land a drone, one guy picked the lawn at the White House.

01/26/2015

(City of Sunnyvale)

Noise, Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Potential Leaf Blower Ban In Sunnyvale

The city of Sunnyvale is looking into possibly restricting or banning use of leaf blowers because of numerous noise complaints and air pollution concerns.

01/05/2015

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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