Santa Clara County Sheriff Smith Poised To Win Runoff ElectionSanta Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is poised to begin her sixth term in office as preliminary election results show her with a double-digit lead against opponent John Hirokawa.
Winter Runoff Straining Delta's LeveesFor engineer Christopher Neudeck, the levee reinforcement near Discovery Bay is just one small piece of a giant challenge left by an extraordinary winter.
Heat Wave Accelerating Runoff From SierraHeavy rains and snow this past winter has left rivers flowing higher than average and reservoirs near capacity.
Water Release To Resume On Damaged Oroville Dam SpillwayWith stormy weather approaching, state water managers announced Thursday they will resume releasing water down a damaged spillway at the nation's tallest dam.
'Amazing Race' Contestant Jet McCoy Heads To Oklahoma Primary RunoffThe Oklahoma cowboy turned reality show contestant Jet McCoy advanced to a runoff for the Republican nomination for an Oklahoma Senate seat...
Winter Storms Wash Debris Into Bay Area WatersThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remove large pieces of debris that have washed into the San Francisco Bay waters following recent rain storms.
High Bacteria Levels Prompts Warning For Swimmers At Monterey Area BeachSwimmers are being warned to stay out of the water at Monterey Municipal Beach after tests found high levels of bacteria, county health officials said Tuesday.
California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For ConservationNew numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.
Wine Growers In Sonoma And Napa County Face New Water Management Standards During DroughtThe main concern is controlling runoff of sediment or chemicals from vineyards into local waterways.
San Francisco Supervisors To Face Each Other In Runoff For State Assembly SeatTwo San Francisco supervisors will face each other in a runoff race for one of the city’s state assembly seats this November following Tuesday’s primary election.
Storms Lift Reservoirs, But 2014 Still Remains Worst Drought In HistoryStorms reverse reservoir draining trend, with Lake Shasta rising a foot, Folsom Lake rising 14 feet, but how far do they have to go to return to normal?
Half Moon Bay Orchid Farm Settles Environmental Suit For $139KA Half Moon Bay orchid farm has agreed to pay $139,000 to settle allegations that it spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into a creek and illegally installed an irrigation pump.
Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent StormsState water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without SnowThe state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.
Some San Franciscans Baffled By Ranked Choice Voting SystemNext week, San Francisco voters will elect a new mayor with a system many of them still don't quite understand.