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  • An ironic drought in California

    The present four-year California drought is not novel -- even if President Barack Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown have blamed it on man-made climate change. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are...
  • $10,000 fines a potent PR tool against water waste

    $10,000 fines a potent PR tool against water waste
    Nobody knows how many water wasters there are in California. And it's far from clear that converting them to zealous conservationists would make a major dent in the drought. But the threat of fining wasters $10,000 a day —- as Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Big fines might be next phase of California drought battle

    Big fines might be next phase of California drought battle
    Is California about to get tough on water wasters? That's the question after Gov. Jerry Brown this week announced plans to fine customers that waste water up to $10,000 per day in an effort to force conservation during the worsening drought. With...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown set to unveil scaled-back delta conservation plan

    Gov. Jerry Brown set to unveil scaled-back delta conservation plan
    Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to announce Thursday that the state is substantially trimming the amount of fish and wildlife habitat it plans to restore in connection with a controversial project to replumb the heart of California's water system. This...
  • California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher

    California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher
    Gov. Jerry Brown accelerated California's effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, burnishing the state's reputation as a pacesetter in the battle against climate change. In an executive order, Brown said the state must cut the pollutants...
  • Best San Francisco since 2000 pulls Oakland into new twin cities

    SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is presiding over the city's strongest economy since 2000 as his counterpart across the bay, Oakland's Libby Schaaf, sees advantage rather than competition in her neighbor's expanding wealth. The two leaders are...
  • Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead

    Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead
    California has already adopted some of the world's most aggressive policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Now Gov. Jerry Brown has raised the bar even higher — setting a new, more ambitious target to reduce the pollutants that are responsible for...
  • California ramps up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Building on California's ambitious effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the state to further slash its carbon footprint over the next 15 years. Brown set a new target of reducing emissions to 40 percent below...
  • Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and — as head of one of the world's leading car...
  • Latest revision to proposed drought regulations would ease cuts for some

    Latest revision to proposed drought regulations would ease cuts for some
    Proposed drought regulations released Tuesday would reduce the amount of water cuts some local agencies would have to make to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's order to slash statewide water use 25%. About a week ahead of a scheduled vote on controversial drought...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown seeks fines of up to $10,000 a day for water wasters

    Gov. Jerry Brown seeks fines of up to $10,000 a day for water wasters
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown wants to fine big water wasters up to $10,000 per day, one of two new efforts he announced Tuesday to battle California’s drought. The higher penalties would be a sharp increase from the current $500 maximum...