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A home in El Nido, Merced County, that is sinking into the ground. (CBS)

Drought Conditions Cause Central Valley Homes To Sink Into The Ground

Homes in a Central Valley neighborhood are the latest casualty of California’s historic drought. The parched, dry weather is causing them to literally sink into the ground.

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A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Neighbor Wasting Water? Here’s A Nice Way To Get Them Conserving Without #DroughtShaming

In an environmental era marked by passive aggressive #DroughtShaming social media posts, a Bay Area nonprofit is giving tips for (nicely) reminding neighbors to turn off those lawn sprinklers and garden hoses.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during early trading on October 14, 2014 in New York City. In morning trading the Dow was up over 50 points following a drop yesterday of over 200 points as investors grow concerned about the global economy falling back into recession.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Markets Brace For 61-Second Minute To Make Up For Earth’s Slowing Rotation

The average minute will briefly gain an extra second Tuesday, to make up for the earth’s slowing rotation, and stock exchanges around the globe are bracing for it.

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Google First Mapping Company To Add Railroad Crossing Alerts

The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers.

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Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

3 Women File Lawsuit Against UC Regents Claiming Berkeley Failed Them In Sexual Assault Investigations

Three women who say they were sexually assaulted while at UC Berkeley are filing a lawsuit against UC regents. The women claim the University failed to adequately protect them and investigate their complaints in a timely manner.

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Sea surface temperature anomaly off the coast of Washington and Oregon for April 2014, compared to 1981-2010. (NOAA)

Private Computers Needed To Determine If Mysterious ‘Blob’ Of Warm Water In Pacific Is Causing CA Drought

The Blob is a mass of warm water lurking in the Pacific, and scientists need volunteers to help them determine if it’s causing California’s historic drought.

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Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Columbia Law Professor Argues That Google Is ‘Degrading’ Search Results To Bolster Its Own Properties

The study concluded that Google is “reducing social welfare, leaving consumers with lower quality results and worse matches.”

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Truffle dog. (Getty Images)

Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Pricey, Pungent Fungus In Napa Valley

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

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Measles Vaccine Bottle

California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.

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GG Bridge Traffic

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Going Up A Quarter This Wednesday

Tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge are increasing by a quarter starting this Wednesday as part of a five-year-plan to cover costs for the new movable median barrier.

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U.S. President Barack Obama receives a San Francisco Giants jersey after welcoming the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giants At The White House III

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in last year’s World Series.

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Bay to Breakers 2015

Photos of the 104th annual Bay to Breakers footrace in San Francisco

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