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Gleneagles Golf Club in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Gleneagles Golf Course Hopes To Stay Open Amid Drought, Higher Water Rates

The California drought has pushed Gleneagles Golf Course in San Francisco to the brink of closure, but its operator is hoping the city can help save it.

07/11/2014

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San Francisco PUC Considers Mandatory Water Rationing— 1st In Over 20 Years

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission may impose mandatory water rationing for the first time in more than 20 years. Despite the continuing drought, the commission says it appears many aren’t heeding the conservation call.

05/19/2014

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

SF Supes Steamed By Power Struggle Over CleanPowerSF

The discovery that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has quietly taken steps to eliminate all funding for CleanPowerSF, the stalled program to sell public power to city residents, has caused an uproar at City Hall.

05/01/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Supervisor Asks Mayor Lee For Clean Energy Birthday Wish, Lee Declines

When SF Supervisor John Avalos recently asked Mayor Ed Lee to launch CleanPowerSF, Lee said no because it actually partners with a fossil fuel company in Texas and doesn’t bring jobs to the city.

03/12/2014

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

As State Suffers Through Drought, SF Asks Residents To Cut Use

San Francisco city officials asked residents Friday to cut back on their water usage.

01/31/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF’s Mayor Lee Looks To Feds For Water Infrastructure Help

San Francisco officials are looking at how the city can better use recycled water as supplies steadily dwindle and Mayor Ed Lee, who’s still in Washington, D.C. after last night’s State of the Union address, said he’s seeking federal assistance for infrastructure.

01/29/2014

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San Francisco Asks Its Water Customers To Cut Usage By 10 Percent

After Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency for California’s drought last week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking customers to cut back water usage by ten percent.

01/28/2014

Folsom Lake, Folsom Point Boat Ramp, January 4th, 2014. Lake is at its lowest levels since dam construction, more than 119 feet  or 81% below capacity.  (Credit: Brandon Mercer / CBS SF)

Conservation Urged As Water Officials Consider Drought Declaration

As state water officials consider a drought declaration, Bay Area water officials continue to call for water conservation.

01/13/2014

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Nearly Contained, Hetch Hetchy Repairs May Take Months

The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is 84 percent contained Monday with full containment expected Friday, fire officials said. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said it will take several months before the Hetch Hetchy water and power system is fully restored.

09/16/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Damage To Hetch Hetchy Water System Up To $30 Million

The cost of repairing San Francisco’s Hetchy Hetchy water and power system damaged in the Yosemite-area Rim Fire is now estimated at $20 to 30 million by San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission.

09/06/2013

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