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A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Residents Can’t Be Fined For Allowing Lawns To Turn Brown During Drought

The bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week prohibits homeowner associations from penalizing residents who fail to water their lawns during the drought.

07/23/2014

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Santa Clara Water District Approves Hiring ‘Water Cops’ To Issue Warnings

In a unanimous vote, the Santa Clara Valley Water District approved hiring up to 10 people to respond to complaints about people wasting water in the county.

07/22/2014

Portable toilets placed at the Springhouse Apartments in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Running Water Restored To Pleasanton Apartment Complex After 5 Days

Residents of the Springhouse apartment complex in Pleasanton were excited Tuesday after water service restored after a five day absence.

07/22/2014

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2 Arrested Following Illegal Pot Grow Operation Bust Near Historic Santa Cruz Waterway

Two male suspects were arrested and 180 marijuana plants were removed last Tuesday from private property following the discovery of a marijuana cultivation site in a Santa Cruz county waterway.

07/22/2014

Portable toilets placed at the Springhouse Apartments in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Pleasanton Apartment Complex Living Without Running Water For 4 Days, Residents Using Porta Potties

Residents of an apartment complex in Pleasanton have been living in misery. For the past four days, they have lived without running water.
After a water main broke late last week, the faucets, toilets and showers at the Springhouse Apartments have been dry.

07/22/2014

Crews with Green Canary painting the lawn at the Almaden Valley Athletic Club. (CBS)

Bay Area Club Uses Paint To Keep Grass Green During Drought

Lawns all over the Bay Area and across California are turning brown during the state’s record drought. A South Bay athletic club has found a way to keep their grass looking lush, without any water at all.

07/21/2014

One Concord business owner was turned in after sprinklers leaked for a couple of weeks when the Contra Costa Water District got a complaint. (Source: Claycord.com)

Water Wasters Ratted Out In Concord

Water wasters in Concord are being ratted out by neighbors in the midst of California’s severe drought.

07/21/2014

California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

California Asked To Cut Back Water Use, But East Bay MUD Claims To Be In Better Shape

Last week California mandated fines of up to $500 for water wasters prompting Bay Area water agencies to urge usage cutbacks of up to 20 percent. In the East Bay, one water agency says they’re in much better shape.

07/21/2014

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San Jose’s New Water Recycling Plant Producing 8-Million Gallons Of Purified Water

A new recycled water plant in San Jose that is designed to help the region weather the current drought and provide a more stable water supply is now open.

07/20/2014

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Santa Cruz Sets Up Water Conservation Classes To Let Residents Avoid Penalties

Santa Cruz has set up something of a traffic school to help water wasters avoid penalties from the state during the severe drought.

07/20/2014

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