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Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Mandatory Water Cutbacks Expected After One Of Driest Winters On Record For Bay Area

Thursday is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been far below normal for this time of year, potentially setting up a long-term drought for California, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.

03/20/2014

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)

East Bay Water Customers Hit With Mandatory Cutbacks Because Of Drought

In a 4-1 vote, the Alameda County Water District – which serves Fremont, Newark and Union City – voted to declare a water shortage emergency, forcing mandatory water restrictions on its 350,000 customers.

03/14/2014

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HealthWatch: Professor Urges Mandatory Licenses, Tests For Smokers

A prominent medical journal has ignited a debate over whether smokers should be required to get a license in order to smoke cigarettes.

11/14/2012

San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, a long-time gay-rights activist in the Castro, was assassinated by fellow supervisor Dan White, who also shot and killed Mayor George Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978. (AP)

Legislators Move Toward Mandatory Gay History In California Classrooms

The state Senate has approved legislation that would require California’s public schools to include gay history in social studies lessons.

CBS San Francisco–04/14/2011