Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.
Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world.
State regulators this month approved nine permits for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. The Center for Biological Diversity called on Brown Tuesday to halt the plans.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that requires all school children to be vaccinated, according to officials.
The decision was made Thursday by the County Medical Services Program. That program provides health services to the poor in the mostly rural, sparsely populated counties.
Gardening guru Nick Federoff appeared on KCAL9 News Saturday morning to demonstrate how to avoid over-watering your lawn and plants during California’s historic drought. For more information, visit ThingsGreen.com.
State fire officials say the blaze that began June 17 in the San Bernardino Mountains has burned more than 47 square miles of desert brush and forest timber.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes sued earlier this month after Riverside County supervisors approved the Blythe Mesa Solar Project, which would cover nearly six square miles.
Democratic Sen. Lois Wolk of Davis says she’s still trying to secure votes for SB128 to pass the Assembly Health Committee.
Data show less than a third of the farmers, water districts and communities responded to the broadest conservation order for those with nearly ironclad water rights by the State Water Resources Control Board.
The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is spending $8 million this year on drug-detecting scanners and a new breed of drug-sniffing dogs while also employing strip searches on visitors suspected of carrying drugs.
The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month and released up to 101,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea.
California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.
Firefighters across the southland are bracing for an increase in heat-related emergency calls and escalated fire danger as already-hot temperatures are expected to get even hotter.
Drivers for Uber and other ride-sharing services are celebrating what is considered to be a major legal victory.