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A farmer ploughs his dusty field in Sheldon as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 25, 2015.  California has recently announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.          AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Officials Announce Largest Cuts On Record For California Farmers

Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights.

06/12/2015

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300-Percent Tax Proposed For Water-Guzzling California Residents To Curb Usage During Drought

A California lawmaker is proposing to let local communities tax the worst water-guzzling residents and businesses as much as 300 percent in the state’s historic drought.

06/09/2015

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Millions Of Apartment Renters In California Could Be Forced To Pay For Water During State’s Historic Drought

Millions of apartment dwellers in California have been given a free ride when it comes to water, but now that water supplies are running low, those renters could have an added new expense.

06/07/2015

Jose Marquez with Arthur & Orum Well Drilling checks muddy water as it is discharged from a well drilling rig on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California. As the California drought continues, Central California farmers are hiring well drillers to seek water underground for their crops after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation stopped providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought To Cost Billions; Farmers Still 2.5M Acre-Feet Short Despite Drilling For Water

A new forecast says the economic impact of California’s drought will grow by $500 million in 2015, to $2.7 billion.

06/03/2015

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California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.

06/02/2015

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Burned Body Found On NorCal Road Is Missing 6-Year-Old; Police Arrest Mom’s Boyfriend

A search for 6-year-old Jadianna Larsen turned into a homicide investigation on Saturday after detectives announced a small burned body discovered in a rural area belonged to the missing child.

05/31/2015

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California State Assembly Approves Lane-Splitting Legislation Allowing Motorcyclists To Move Through Stalled Traffic

California may become the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between stalled cars in traffic.

05/28/2015

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Cost To File Ballot Measure in California Jumps From $200 To $8,000 Following Kill All Gays Initiative

It could cost a lot more to file a ballot measure in California.

05/26/2015

Dog adoption fair in San Francisco  (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Places to Celebrate National Pet Month In The Bay Area

National Pet Month promotes the benefits of pet ownership for both pets and people, highlights adoption and raises awareness about service animals. The Bay Area pet has a rich pet scene, including groomers, vets, dog walkers, foster caregivers, humane shelters, and service dog trainers.

05/22/2015

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Governor Brown Signals Support For ‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Amid State’s Historic Drought

Governor Jerry Brown signaled his support for more aggressive water-saving measures Thursday in the face of the state’s historic drought, including a controversial plan to use recycled wastewater to replenish the drinking water supply.

05/21/2015

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