Upcoming Rainstorms Provide Hope For Drought Relief, Dry Marin County ReservoirsFor all of the places in California where water is complicated, it really is quite simple in Marin County. The rain that falls is stored in the hills. No rain, no water. So now that some rain is falling again, how much does Marin need to escape the drought?
Storm Systems Building In Pacific; Potent Atmospheric River Bearing Down On Bay Area A wave of storm fronts were lined up across the Pacific early Tuesday, a procession of much needed rain showers, ushering in a potent atmospheric river late this weekend to bring relief to the drought-stricken San Francisco Bay Area.
Drought Emergency: Bay Area Outpacing Most Of State In Water ConservationAs the first major storm of the season begins its approach to the Bay Area, the region continues to outperform much of the state in terms of water conservation.
Coast Guard: Cargo Ship Dragging Anchor Likely Caused SoCal Oil SpillInvestigators believe a 1,200-foot cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude.
Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Placed On California's Endangered Species List, Gets Additional ProtectionsCalifornia has added the Pacific leatherback sea turtle to its endangered species list, guaranteeing more protections for a rapidly dwindling population.
Marin County to Hold Virtual Meeting on Rising Sea Levels in Stinson BeachMarin County is holding a virtual meeting next week to present the findings of a study on how the Stinson Beach community will have to adapt to rising sea levels in the coming years and decades.
San Jose Looks At Ending Downtown Parking Space Minimums Amid Anticipated Growth, BART ArrivalThe City of San Jose is in the final months of its nearly three-year long effort to study a proposal to eliminate the parking mandates for new real estate developments in downtown.
Air District Announces Settlement over Former Shell Refinery ViolationsThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Wednesday announced a settlement with Shell Oil Products US, which has agreed to pay $433,000 to settle violations at its former refinery in Martinez.
Red Flag Warning: Crews Stand By In Santa Cruz Mountains As Winds Whip UpAs winds whipped up in the wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains during the Red Flag Warning on Monday, Cal Fire crews were standing by, not taking any chances.
What to Do When You Meet a Bear on Your Autumn Sierra HikeCalifornia's regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation has important advice for anyone intending to visit bear country this fall.
'Outer Coast' Killer Whales Found in Monterey Bay Feast on Big Marine MammalsSwimming deep in Monterey Bay, a group of little-known "outer coast" transient killer whales that eat large sea mammals including gray whale calves has been found.
Drought Emergency: Dublin San Ramon Services District Raises Rates Amid Stage 2 Water ShortageThe Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors has approved stage 2 water shortage rates in response to worsening drought conditions in California.
Southern California Oil Spill: Ship Anchored At Port of Oakland InvestigatedThe U.S. Coast Guard is reportedly investigating whether a cargo ship currently anchored at the Port of Oakland played a part in the massive oil spill in fouling beaches in Southern California.
Newsom Signs North Bay Lawmaker's Bill Encouraging Prescribed Burns To Counter WildfiresCalifornia is encouraging more use of fire to fight fire, such as when deliberately set burns were recently used to protect giant sequoias from a raging wildfire, under a new law from a North Bay lawmaker.
Drought Emergency: San Jose Mayor Liccardo Proposes Outdoor Watering Limits To 2x/Week, Renews Calls To ConserveSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo renewed calls for residents to conserve water and proposed outdoor watering restrictions Wednesday as California's ongoing drought deepens.