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California Fire Danger Increases Amid Unusually Dry Winter

Cal Fire is increasing its staff and canceling burn days and planned debris burning in response to increased fire danger because of an unusually dry winter, Cal Fire officials said.

01/05/2012

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without Snow

The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.

01/03/2012

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Steady Weather Pattern To Prompt More Bay Area Spare-The-Air Alerts

Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.

01/03/2012

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100s Of Spare The Air Scofflaws Turned In By Neighbors

Air quality officials are ready to crackdown after too many people ignored calls for voluntary, as well as mandatory restrictions on wood burning fires over the Christmas weekend.

12/28/2011

A pool of water from a main break floods a San Leandro street. (CBS)

Crews Scramble To Fix San Leandro Water Main Break

A water main break in San Leandro knocked out water service to dozens of homes near John Muir Middle School Wednesday morning.

12/28/2011

Pomegranates (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Narsai David: Persimmons And Pomegranates

KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David looks at two popular fruits in the winter, persimmons and pomegranates…

12/23/2011

Homeless Who Died On The Streets In Santa Clara County Honored

A memorial service was held in San Jose Thursday for the homeless men and women who died on the streets in Santa Clara County this year.

12/15/2011

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Freeze Warning, Frost Advisory Issued For Bay Area Valleys

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for interior valleys in the North Bay and a frost advisory for low-lying spots in the East Bay.

12/05/2011

The Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. (Resort photo)

Tahoe Ski Slopes Set For Some Changes

Some of the bigger resorts have combined operations and most are sprucing up for a possible run to hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.

11/27/2011

Homeless. (AP)

Santa Clara County Winter Homeless Shelter Program Begins

A Santa Clara County program gives their homeless population a chance to have a temporary place to stay during winter weather months.

11/26/2011

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