East Bay Water Utility Votes To Impose 20-Percent Mandatory Reduction In Use As 'Stage 4 Critical Drought' DeclaredThe East Bay Municipal Utility District board of directors voted Tuesday to declare a stage four critical drought and impose a districtwide 20 percent mandatory reduction in water use.
Los Gatos Creek Going Dry Amid California's Record Drought On Tuesday, the water supply to the creek was cut by about 60 percent as South Bay water officials try to conserve what little water they have to work with.
Extreme Drought Conditions Force Santa Clara County Water Officials To Let Los Gatos Creek Go DryWater officials said they need to reduce flows from Lexington Reservoir to Los Gatos Creek by more than half, so there’s enough water to keep at least some the creek wet until the winter.
Mayor Says Cash-Strapped San Jose Can Improve Fire Response By Downsizing CrewsRight now, San Jose Fire shows up with four people on each engine, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a huge blaze or a minor medical call. But with a tight budget, Reed said it’s time to rethink four-man teams.
Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison PopulationsFederal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.
Bay Area Afghanis Cheer US Troop DrawdownThe reduction of US forces in Afghanistan is being welcomed by many Afghans living in the Bay Area.
ConsumerWatch: Reducing Household WasteThe average person produces about 4.5 pounds of waste in Calif. But in Mill Valley, the Johnson family only produces about two hands fulls of waste every six months.