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Stinson Beach Residents Face Mandatory Water Rationing Restrictions

Residents of Stinson Beach in Marin County could soon face hefty mandatory water rationing unless water flows increase at nearby creeks and streams.

08/19/2014

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San Francisco And East Bay Water Regulators Impose Mandatory Restrictions To Alleviate Drought

Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.

08/12/2014

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Santa Clara Water District Approves Hiring ‘Water Cops’ To Issue Warnings

In a unanimous vote, the Santa Clara Valley Water District approved hiring up to 10 people to respond to complaints about people wasting water in the county.

07/22/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn in the Bay Area. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pleasanton Spending $250,000 To Make Sure People Know They Have To Save Water During Drought

An East Bay city which has enacted mandatory water cutbacks is now paying big bucks to inform those who still are not aware of the restrictions and the message to save water.

06/19/2014

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Pleasanton Imposes Mandatory Water Restrictions, Excess Use To Trigger Large Fines

Businesses and residents in Pleasanton will have to cut back on water usage by 25 percent or face fines after a unanimous city council vote Tuesday night.

05/07/2014

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Santa Cruz Begins Mandatory Water Rationing

Residents in single-family homes are now required to limit water use in Santa Cruz, or face added fees.

05/01/2014

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

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