California Drought

"Michael Korte and Laura Whitney (not pictured) home where their grass has suffered as they have tried to use less water due to the severe drought. She recently received a letter from the city's code enforcement bureau saying she has 60 days to green up her lawn or face fines and penalties in Glendora, Calif., on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. 
 (Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News)

A couple in Glendora face fines over brown lawn

A Glendora woman’s effort to do her part to conserve water leads to her getting a threatening letter for not having a lush green lawn. Laura Whitney-Korte reduced watering her lawn to two times a […]

07/17/2014

Eighi Hiastake, of the San Francisco Dept. of Public Works, washes a city sidewalk with a mixture of water and disinfectant on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in San Francisco. In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines of up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. The rules would prohibit watering of landscaping to the point that runoff spills onto sidewalks or streets. Hosing down sidewalks, driveways and other hard surfaces would be prohibited, as would washing vehicles without a shut-off nozzle. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California approves fines for water-wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California water regulators have voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing. The action on Tuesday by the State […]

07/16/2014

A freeway sign in Los Angeles advising motorists to save water because of the state's severe drought. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

California water use rises amid severe drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians have increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining. The State Water […]

07/15/2014

A sign alerts visitors to water conservation efforts at the state Capitol, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Vote expected today on proposal to fine California water-wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California regulators are considering fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. The State Water Resources Control Board is […]

07/15/2014

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07/14/2014

Freddie Alexander Smoke III was arrested Saturday July 13, 2014, and accused of recklessly causing a fire and with marijuana cultivation, both felonies, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. (AP Photo/ Shasta County Sheriff's Department)

Man named ‘Smoke’ accused of starting NorCal ‘Bully’ wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in Northern California. Freddie […]

07/13/2014

Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington. The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and […]

07/11/2014

A road sign reads: "Serious Drought Help Save Water" on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Water conservation urged in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Angelenos don’t have much to fear from a state agency considering big fines for people who waste water. The State Water Resources Board will consider next week a plan that would […]

07/11/2014

A sign alerts visitors to water conservation efforts at the state Capitol, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brown lawns and dusty cars could become the norm in California as state regulators consider unprecedented $500-a-day fines for water-wasters, after acknowledging that voluntary steps to reduce consumption amid a historic […]

07/09/2014

A road sign reads: "Serious Drought Help Save Water" on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Southern California saw no June rain at key sites

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Weather Service says no measureable rain fell at any major recording station in southwestern California last month. The service said Tuesday in its monthly summary that June rainfall in […]

07/09/2014

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