Ryan Takeo

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)

State Water Board Report Show Cities’ Water-Saving Efforts Vary Widely Amid Drought

While all Bay Area residents are being used to conserve water during the drought, a new report shows some cities in the Bay Area are using three times as much water as others.

11/05/2014

The body of a gunman lays next to an overturned Cadillac Escalade at Battery and California streets in San Francisco following a police chase and shooting, September 25, 2014. (CBS)

Carjacking Victim Defies Gunman Who Steals Her SUV, Flees Across Two Bridges, Before Crashing In SF Financial District

“If you’re going to shoot me, it’s going to be here where my family knows where I’m at,” declared a carjacking victim to the gunmen climbing into her passenger seat.

09/25/2014

Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boats To Dominate Bay Area Waterfront Saturday And Sunday

Dragons, or at least dragon boats will take over the waterfront off Treasure Island on Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st for one of the biggest waterfront events of the year.

09/17/2014

Image from YouTube video uploaded Aug. 17 shows a car driver performing stunts on Interstate 580 in Oakland. (Marc Hidalgo/YouTube)

Motorcyclist Killed After Car Sideshows Roll From Port Of Oakland To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, Stop Traffic On I-580

Castro Valley CHP investigators are trying to see if a motorcyclist who died after that crashing into an SUV off of Interstate 580 Sunday night was coming from a massive illegal street race that disrupted I-580 in Oakland.

08/18/2014

An injured but recovering Carolyn Wax describes fending off a dog attack on her Chihuahua, May 2, 2014. (CBS)

Injured Brentwood Woman Describes Saving Her Chihuahua From Brutal Dog Attack

A Brentwood woman and her Chihuahua, both victims of a brutal dog attack, were recovering Friday while the dog that attacked them was under quarantine.

05/02/2014

A wastewater treatment plant. (Dublin San Ramon Services District)

Stanford Researcher Turns Wastewater Into Energy That Can Power Treatment Plants

A Stanford engineer has developed a way for sewage treatment plants to power themselves by taking the waste out of wastewater and turning it into energy.

03/10/2014

Fire burning in the Oakland Hills that may have been sparked by 4th of July fireworks.

Spread Of Oakland Hills Fires Slowed Thanks To Grazing Goats

The spread of 2 fires in the Oakland Hills this 4th of July was slowed in part due to the recent use of grazing goats in the area to control vegetation.

07/05/2013

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