California Dodges Outages During Heat Wave But EV Owners Push Grid CapacityAlthough the record-breaking heat wave eased slightly Friday, California ISO again issued a Flex Alert urging Californians to conserve power to relieve stress on the grid. Many eectric vehicle owners who had to travel couldn't comply.
Heat Wave Lingers; Californians Urged To Continue Conserving PowerCalifornia residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again on Friday as the heat wave that is baking the U.S. West strained the state’s energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages.
Snakes by the Planes: Endangered San Francisco Species Found Thriving in Wetlands at SFOAn undeveloped parcel of land owned by San Francisco International Airport is home to a thriving population of an endangered snake species, a recent study revealed, airport officials said Wednesday.
California Drought: Morgan Hill Imposes Mandatory Water RestrictionsUnlike most Bay Area cities, Morgan Hill gets 100 percent of its water from underground wells. And that's a big reason why the city became the first in Santa Clara County to issue mandatory water use restrictions.
Drought Emergency: Valley Of The Moon Water District, Sonoma Urge Limiting Groundwater Use By 20%As the region faces its second dry year in a row, the Valley of the Moon Water District and the city of Sonoma are asking residents to cut back their water usage by 20 percent.
Crews Control Brush Fires Burning Along I-280 Near Downtown San JoseFirefighters were able to control several brush fires burning along Interstate 280 near Downtown San Jose Wednesday afternoon.
Drought Emergency: Healdsburg Orders Shutdown Of Outdoor Watering As Lake Mendocino Dries UpResidents of Healdsburg have been ordered shut down all outdoor watering systems as its only source of water begins to dry up amid a worsening drought.
Drought Emergency: State Water Board Orders Reductions In Russian River Minimum Flows, DiversionsThe California State Water Resources Control Board ordered reductions this week on minimum instream flows and diversions from the Russian River as drought conditions worsen in the river's watershed.
Bay Area Heat Wave: Cal ISO Issues Heat Bulletin, Urges Conservation As Temps Set To SoarWith an intense heat wave expected to bring triple-digit temperatures to much of the Bay Area later this week, officials managing the state's power grid are urging residents to take action now to conserve energy.