A Half Moon Bay orchid farm has agreed to pay $139,000 to settle allegations that it spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into a creek and illegally installed an irrigation pump.
State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.
Next week, San Francisco voters will elect a new mayor with a system many of them still don’t quite understand.
A new study says urban runoff is dumping heavy loads of mercury, PCBs and other toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay.