Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water WastersState water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.
ConsumerWatch: Subaru, Pet Safety Group Test Out Dog Seat BeltsSubaru teamed up with Center for Pet Safety in an effort to create seat belts for pets, but the results of these harnesses were not promising.
The Wanted Play What's That Song? - Part 1We put their music love to the test when the guys were in NYC, playing a backstage game of What's That Song? Here's what happened in the first round.
HealthWatch: Professor Urges Mandatory Licenses, Tests For SmokersA prominent medical journal has ignited a debate over whether smokers should be required to get a license in order to smoke cigarettes.
PG&E California Fault Line Blasting Plan Draws Environmental CriticismPacific Gas and Electric, owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near Morrow Bay, plans to map the underwater fault lines to determine their risk to the plant, but environmentalists claim that could kill countless fish.
HealthWatch: New Autism Test Claims Quick ResultsIf you suspect your child might have autism, getting answers as fast as possible can be crucial. A researcher may have found a way to unlock the mysteries of the puzzling disorder in just minutes.
UC Scientists Testing HIV Prevention PillThe UC-based California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) has awarded grants totaling $11.8 million to see if a current HIV drug can be used to prevent the onset of the virus.
SoCal Engineers Use Simulated Earthquakes To Test How Building Is DamagedOver the next two weeks, they will repeatedly rock an 80-foot-high building erected on a giant shake table as part of a $5 million experiment funded by government agencies, foundations and others.
HealthWatch: Bay Area Scientists Work To Reset Biological ClockScientists in Menlo Park have developed a new test to measure what may be the best biomarker of overall health status -- raising hopes that our biological clocks can be slowed, or even reset.
Palo Alto Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Aging Palo PG&E PipelineAnother PG&E gas transmission pipeline is raising eyebrows, this time in Palo Alto. The trouble spot is about 1.5 miles of pipeline 109, which runs along Arastradero Road between Middlefield and Alma.
PG&E To Perform Hydrostatic Test On Menlo Park Gas PipelinePacific Gas & Electric will be venting natural gas from a pipeline in the Menlo Park area Monday at 10 a.m. in preparation for hydrostatic pressure testing, county officials said Sunday.
Sonoma County Teacher Accused Of Helping Students Cheat; Will ResignA Northern California teacher who allegedly gave her students advance copies of questions on a state biology test is on paid administrative leave and will resign at the end of the school year.