Susan Leigh Taylor

(credit: California Department of Water Resources)

Heavy Rains With Warmer Temperatures Not Diminishing California’s Drought Worries

This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.

12/15/2014

Wild Salmon.

State Installs $1 Million Chillers To Cool Waters For Salmon Due To Drought

At the American River Hatchery near Sacramento, water chillers are being installed at the cost of nearly $1 million with the goal of making sure that the water stays cool enough for salmon that are hatched and raised there.

10/03/2014

California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg speaks during a session of the California State Senate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Interview: State Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg Says Investment In Central America Would Stem Border Crisis

KCBS’ Susan Leigh Taylor And Stan Bunger Interview California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg about the situation in situation in Central America and the influx of children that are headed for the border.

07/17/2014

Cube® 3D Printers for sale at Staples. (Staples/Cube)

3D Printers Inching Towards Mainstream; Consumers Can Expect User-Friendly Models

As the technology improves and costs come down, 3D printers are getting closer to becoming mainstream. Consumers can expect more user-friendly models to be introduced for homes, the workplace and in classrooms.

04/07/2014

Zinfandel Grapes (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sonoma County Sets Goals Of 100 Percent Sustainability For Wineries

They hope is that all wineries and vineyards will gain certification in the next five years.

01/17/2014

Intersection where a pedestrian was hit by a car and seriously injured in San Francisco.

Lessons From The Dutch On Rising Pedestrian-Traffic Deaths

Since New Year’s Eve at least a half dozen pedestrians have been hit and killed by vehicles in the greater Bay Area. One university professor has studied how the Dutch have successfully dealt with this same issue.

01/08/2014

Cigarette, Tobacco generic

California Campaign To Curb Smoking Focuses On LGBT Community

A new health campaign launched in California has the goal of curbing smoking. While that goal may be nothing new, the target audience is.

11/25/2013

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Spring Allergy Season Starts Early In Bay Area

Spring doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, but people throughout the Bay Area with allergies are already suffering.

03/18/2013

China Camp State Park (California State Parks)

Many California State Parks Remain Slated For Closure

Even with fundraising efforts saving dozens of state parks, several are still slated for closure come July 1.

06/22/2012

A Tower Records store. (Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Tower Records Project Remembers Music Retailer’s Legacy

The last Tower Records closed its doors in 2006, but the store’s founder is hoping to keep the legacy of the iconic music retailer alive.

06/20/2012

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