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A raid in the Santa Cruz mountains led to hundreds of marijuana plants. (Courtesy: Bay City News)

Santa Cruz Mountains Raid Uncovers Hundreds Of Marijuana Plants

A raid Thursday morning at an illegal marijuana grow in the Santa Cruz Mountains led to the discovery of hundreds of plants valued at about $1.7 million, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman said.

08/06/2015

Drosera magnifica, or magnificent sundew. (Paulo Gonella/Facebook)

Strange New Carnivorous Plant Species Discovered With Help From Facebook

Facebook is a great tool for sharing baby photos, making birthday party plans and stalking high school friends, but an amateur botanist demonstrated how the social network has gone a step further in the name of science.

07/30/2015

Mosquitoes (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests Away

Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs

05/21/2015

Flowers (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Choose Mother’s Day Flowers That Will Live Longer

Let your gift stand out by choosing flowers and plants that will last beyond the second Sunday in May.

05/08/2015

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

Pinot Noir grapes (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Grapevine-Killing Pest Turns Up In Sonoma County

Sonoma County agriculture inspectors are on high alert after discovering a pest that has been the scourge of the wine grape industry in tree shipments from Southern California.

04/13/2015

Glassy-winged sharpshooter

Vineyard-Killing Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Found In Marin County

A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said.

03/05/2015

The Japanese Dodder plant takes over an oak tree in Oakland. (CBS)

Killer Alien Weed Invades Bay Area, Sucking Life Out Of Trees, Other Plants

An invasive, parasitic plant which grows lengthy vines and overwhelms native plants to the point of sucking the life out of them is invading the Bay Area, according to county officials.

11/03/2014

(CBS)

9 Arrested In Dublin Grow House Operation

Dublin police conducted a three-week investigation and surveillance operation on a residence in the 5400 block of Aspen Street that led to the discovery and seizure of 1,000 plants, 82 pounds of processed marijuana and more than $10,000, police said.

08/07/2014

Marijuana cultivation, pot growing indoor, hydroponic

Richmond Firefighters Find Marijuana Grow Operation During House Fire

Firefighters responding to a house fire in Richmond early Tuesday morning found a marijuana grow operation there.

07/01/2014

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