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Hearing Held To Examine Legal & Policy Implications Of Drone Use In California

A hearing was held Friday to examine the legal and policy implications of expanded drone use in the state of California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2014

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Push For Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Moves Forward In Sacramento

Legislation requiring manufacturers to install shut-off functions in smartphones as a way to deter thefts is on the verge of passing the Legislature.

08/07/2014

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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

58 Percent Of California In Highest Drought Rank

That ranking Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor marks a 22-percent, one-week jump in California territory suffering what monitors call “exceptional drought.”

07/31/2014

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Californians To See Increase In Health Plan Costs

Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Business Impact

Dealing with the epic drought is a challenge on many levels.

07/31/2014

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Running on Empty: Our Epic Drought

California is at a “tipping point,” say leading climatologists, as a historic drought enters its fourth year with no end in sight.

07/31/2014

A proposed groundwater treatment complex in the San Fernando Basin will include centralized and localized treatment facilities in the vicinity of LADWP’s North Hollywood, Rinaldi-Toluca and Tujunga Wellfield. (courtesy DWP)

Running On Empty: Making Water

Work is being done to tap into the ocean, while the water flowing from some taps is already coming from toilets.

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Beer

When we say the drought is affecting everything, we mean everything – even beer.

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Wildlife

From deer and salmon to ducks and geese, our epic drought is a possible death sentence for California wildlife.

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Climate Change

Among leading scientists, there is little doubt the Earth’s climate is changing.

07/31/2014

February 1914:  Mr. Bert Dingley driving a car along a section of the immense aqueduct of Los Angeles in California.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Running On Empty: History

The war over water in California dates back more than a century, and the drought has reopened some of the old wounds.

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Two Farmers

The cost of water is hurting farmers – some more than others.

07/31/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown holds a chart showing statewide average precipitation as he speaks during a news conference on January 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  Gov. Brown declared a drought state of emergency for  California as the state faces water shortfalls in what is expected to be the driest year in state history. Residents are being asked to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%. (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Running On Empty: Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought state of emergency in California, calling on all Californians to cut back their water use by 20 percent.

07/31/2014

Grizzly River Run at Disney's California Adventure theme park, where as much water as possible is reused or sent back into the Orange County water treatment system.  (Photo credit: Pete Demetriou)

Running On Empty: Water Recreation

Getting away for some “R-and-R” may be a bit more challenging in this drought.

07/31/2014

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