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Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 at 05:27 PM PDT

EBMUD Releases More Names of Excessive Water Users

EBMUD Releases More Names of Excessive Water Users

The East Bay Municipal Utility District Thursday released more names of excessive water users who are being penalized for consuming more than 1,000 gallons of water per day in a two-month billing cycle.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 02:30 PM PDT

Supe's Proposal Would Make Water Recycling Easier

Supe's Proposal Would Make Water Recycling Easier

A San Francisco supervisor is hoping to make it easier for the city's residents to install simple recycled water systems for irrigation.

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 07:37 PM PDT

EBMUD List Identifies Over 1,100 Excessive Water Users

EBMUD List Identifies Over 1,100 Excessive Water Users

East Bay Municipal Utility District officials fielded questions at a news conference Friday about the district's revelation of a list of 1,108 households that have been penalized for using more than 1,000...

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 04:32 AM PDT

A's Executive Billy Beane Among Top Water Wasters: Report

A's Executive Billy Beane Among Top Water Wasters: Report

Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics is among the top excessive water users in the East Bay, according to a report provided late Thursday by the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:40 PM PDT

El Nino's 'Strong Influence' Might Ease CA Drought

El Nino's 'Strong Influence' Might Ease CA Drought

Weather systems influenced by El Nino will bring above-average rainfall, but not necessarily the much-needed snowfall that parched California needs to improve long-term drought conditions, according to the...

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 04:13 AM PDT

Nearing El Niño Could Ease Calif. Drought

Nearing El Niño Could Ease Calif. Drought

Evidence is mounting that the El Niño ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic...

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at 07:40 AM PDT

California Craft Beer Brewers Balance Drafts and Drought

California Craft Beer Brewers Balance Drafts and Drought

California has more craft breweries — small, independent beer makers that use traditional ingredients — than any other state. More than 570 are in operation and another 240 are slated to open, according to...

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at 06:19 AM PDT

1,969-Pound Pumpkin Wins Annual Weigh-Off

1,969-Pound Pumpkin Wins Annual Weigh-Off

An Oregon farmer won the annual 42nd Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off on Monday, when his gourd clocked in at just shy of a ton.

Friday, Oct 2, 2015 at 07:09 PM PDT

Winery Tries to Save Salmon

Winery Tries to Save Salmon

Jackson Family Wines donates $20,000 to help save local fish species.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 at 07:15 PM PDT

Drought Blamed for Dead Trees in Palo Alto

Drought Blamed for Dead Trees in Palo Alto

California's severe drought is killing trees on the Peninsula at an alarming rate.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.

 

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