Marty Grimes

Dried cracked mud is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015.  California has recently announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.          AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

South Bay Cities Doing A Good Job Of Cutting Back Water Use During Drought— Up to 30 Percent

Many South Bay residents are getting the conservation message and are going above and beyond when it comes to cutting back on water use.

06/23/2015

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)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Considers Tighter Restrictions Than State’s New Regulations

With the state expanding emergency water restrictions in the wake of the drought, some Bay Area residents could soon be asked to conserve even more. It could happen as soon as next week in Santa Clara County.

03/18/2015

"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Welcome To ‘The Jungle,’ San Jose’s Rapidly-Growing Homeless Encampment

While Silicon Valley is known for its high tech entrepreneurs who are making millions of dollars, the latest numbers show that the homeless population in San Jose has grown by about 20 percent since 2011. That increase is visibly evident in an area known as “The Jungle”—arguably the largest homeless encampment in the nation.

07/07/2014

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Santa Clara Offers Rebates To Encourage Water Conservation

Many in the Bay Area have already installed low-flow showerheads and toilets, so when Governor Jerry Brown asked us to voluntarily reduce our water consumption by 20 percent, many were wondering how to do that.

01/18/2014