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A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Water Leak Causes Muni Delays In San Francisco

San Francisco firefighters responded to a water leak causing Muni delays in the area of San Jose Avenue and Randall Street Sunday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

03/01/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Central Valley Farmers Impacted By California Drought; No Federal Water 2nd Year In a Row

A federal agency says it will not release any water for farmers in the Central Valley of California this year, forcing them to find other sources or leave fields unplanted.

02/27/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

East Bay Water Agency Puts Locks On Water Meters To Deter Tampering During Drought

As California’s drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with water meters.

02/23/2015

A Walnut Creek man's backyard was turned into a mud pit by a burst EBMUD water pipe. (CBS)

Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek Backyard

A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.

02/22/2015

A sick sea lion pup at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California on February 19, 2015. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Rising Ocean Temperatures The Likely Cause For More Than 100 Sea Lions Pups Needing Care At Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito

Ocean temperatures are 2-5 degrees above normal near the Channel Islands, meaning fish are moving to warmer waters and adult sea lions are having to travel further for food.

02/19/2015

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

1,200 Apply Early To Join Cal Fire Force For Upcoming Wildfire Season

While the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.

02/17/2015

Protesters against fracked oil trains held a demonstration outside the Kinder-Morgan rail yard in Richmond on September 4, 2014. (CBS)

Crude Oil Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Tanker Into River, Sparks Fire

A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said.

02/16/2015

Venado, Bay Area Rain

13.68 Inches Of Rain Falls On Little-Known North Bay Town During Latest Storm

The Bay Area received some impressive rain over the last few days. One of the wettest spots is a place many people probably haven’t heard of.

02/09/2015

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

San Francisco Water Manager Faces Suspension After Seen Urinating In Reservoir

A $111,000-a-year San Francisco water manager will likely be suspended after he was seen urinating in a reservoir that supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents.

02/09/2015

A tree fell into power lines near Alamo during a storm on February 6, 2015. (CBS)

55,000 Lose Power During Bay Area Storm, Thousands Remain In The Dark

Nearly 55,000 Bay Area customers have lost power during Friday’s storm. As of 4 p.m., around 14,800 remained without power in the area.

02/06/2015

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