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No End In Sight Yet For San Jose Residents With E. Coli-Contaminated Water

San Jose residents who are dealing with a water contamination problem in their neighborhood still have no end in sight and were still boiling water Friday.

10/24/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Would Raising Water Rates Make People Use Less In A Drought?

A group of researchers, that include some Stanford professors, have a theory that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to making people use less water: increase the price.

10/24/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks with supporters following early results in the June 3 California primary election. (CBS)

Poll Finds Gov. Jerry Brown Maintaining Big Lead, Support Rises For Rainy Day Fund, Water Bond

A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Gov. Jerry Brown continuing to lead his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, by a double-digit margin with just two weeks to go before Election Day.

10/22/2014

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

E.Coli Lurks In Water Supply Of San Jose Neighborhood, Hundreds Of Residents Forced To Boil Water

Crews are working around the clock to try to isolate and eliminate a source of E.coli contamination impacting the water supply in a San Jose neighborhood. Hundreds of homes and a school have been affected, and officials said it’s been that way for days.

10/21/2014

A dumpster in Belmont rolled into a fire hydrant causing a stream of water to shoot into the air. (Source: Belmont Police)

Runaway Dumpster Crashes Into Belmont Fire Hydrant, Sending Water Shooting

A runaway dumpster caused a big mess in Belmont Monday morning.

10/20/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Stanford Water Policy Forum Draws Facebook COO; Keynote Speech From Gov. Brown

California’s water shortages are drawing the attention of Silicon Valley and Governor Jerry Brown who gave a keynote speech at Stanford’s New Directions For U.S. Water Policy forum.

10/20/2014

Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River. (CBS)

Hydroelectric Power Cut In Half During California’s Drought, State Using More Natural Gas

For decades now, California has been trying to draw more of its energy from renewable resources. But this year, that green ambition is taking a hit and the drought is to blame.

10/15/2014

Pulgas Water Temple near Redwood City (photo credit: Anna Duckworth)

Hetch Hetchy Drinking Water Delivered Through 1st-of-its Kind Tunnel Underneath San Francisco Bay

A first-of-its kind tunnel from Newark to Redwood City dug underneath San Francisco Bay began delivering water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday.

10/15/2014

(Ryan Takeo/CBS SF)

Napa Man’s 2,058 Pound Pumpkin Shatters North American Record During Half Moon Bay Weigh-Off

A Napa man breaks the North American record for heaviest pumpkin with his prize-winning gourd coming in at 2,058 pounds Monday morning during Half Moon Bay’s annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

10/13/2014

Bottle of Pepsi's Aquafina water sits on a shelf next to other brands of bottled water at a store. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Supervisors Question Implementation Of San Francisco’s Plastic Water-Bottle Ban

Amending San Francisco’s plastic water bottle ban was the subject of a recent Board of Supervisors’ hearing. As of October 1st, events with access to onsite water have been prohibited from selling bottled water.

10/10/2014

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