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By Gavin Newsom | The issues that I am focused on each and every day for each and every Californian.
California's ongoing drought has really taken its toll. Here's a look — through photos — at the state's devastating predicament.
Produced by Eames YatesCalifornia Drought
Casey Campbell served two tours in Iraq, but the fight of his life is in California.
After driving without a seat belt and no front plate, he got a $25 traffic ticket that jumped to $300 with assessments and surcharges. Unable to pay in full, the ticket rose to $600, and then $819 when he missed a …Traffic
California water regulators told San Francisco Friday to stop taking some of the river water it stores in the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.
Officials said the cutback orders don’t apply to water already stored in the reservoir, which has enough water to last through two more dry years.
The State Water …San Francisco Bay Area
A handful of Central Valley water agencies that have been warned to stop pumping water from rivers to farms, in light of the drought, say they’re considering running their pumps anyway.
The defiance comes after state officials this week presented a legal case for their conservation crackdown — a …Natural Resources
Four months after a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland ran its cross-country course, the California general assembly on Thursday approved a bill that would require all children in public schools to be vaccinated.
The bill, which lays out what would be one of the strictest vaccination regimes …California
A recreational drone grounded a firefighting aircraft battling a massive wildfire in Southern California on Wednesday evening, according to fire officials, who warned that flying such machines in the middle of a disaster zone dangerously gets in the way of emergency operations.
The Lake Fire, …Disasters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed a $115.4 billion budget package on Wednesday in a compromise with the Democratically controlled legislature that expands some social programs but holds back on funding for others.
Brown, a fiscally moderate Democrat, has …Earned Income Tax Credit
Strong winds were whipping a 16,500-acre wildfire Tuesday along the California-Nevada border, prompting officials to declare that the blaze — which is threatening the historic Sierra community of Markleeville south of Lake Tahoe — was completely uncontained.
The Washington Fire was burning about 10 …California
Firefighters along the California-Nevada border were working Monday to protect the small Sierra community of Markleeville from a fast-growing wildfire that consumed 8,900 acres over the weekend.
Gusty, hot winds whipping through tinder-dry forest helped push the blaze within about five miles of the …Lake Tahoe
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Depression-era federal program aimed at stabilizing raisin and other commodity prices.
Until now, the way the system has worked was this: a board of private raisin producers met each year to determine how much, if any, of the producers' crop would be set …San Francisco Politics
A drone sent up over the ocean off the California coast is providing more than scenic views: It's giving lifeguards startling insight into just how many sharks circle only feet away from their beach.
A month ago, looking for a more efficient way to detect sharks, Seal Beach in Orange County decided …California
The state rules that the ride-sharing company must treat one worker as an employee.
Bad news for Uber: On Tuesday, the California Labor Commission filed documents ruling that a driver for the popular ride-sharing company—which was recently rumored to have a $50 billion valuation—is an employee, not …California
California regulators ordered farmers and others who hold some of the state’s strongest water rights Friday to stop pumping from three major waterways in one of the country’s prime farm regions.
The order involving record cuts by senior water rights holders in the Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta …California
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept is still very much in its nascent stages, but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating on where or how the tubular system should be implemented.
Earlier this week a white paper was published by SupraStudio, a studio at UCLA’s architecture school, that explored where …Cities
Highly logical California lawmaker says abortion causes drought — which means it could probably cause these other bad things!
State Assemblywoman Shannon Grove thinks God is smiting states with pro-choice laws. Here's what else might happen!
There have been a lot of very logical right-wing explanations for California’s horrific drought: It’s because of environmentalists. It’s because of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. …Abortion
Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights.
State water officials on Friday announced the decision to tell more than a hundred senior rights holders in California’s Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds to …California
For the first time in nearly 40 years, state regulators are telling more than 100 growers and irrigation districts with some of the oldest water rights in California that they have to stop drawing supplies from drought-starved rivers and streams in the Central Valley.
The curtailment order, issued …California
Chances of an El Niño bringing a badly needed wet winter to California have gone up, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
According to scientists, there’s a better than 90 percent chance the weather pattern often associated with plentiful rain will hit in the fall, and an 85 percent chance it …California
Jon Stewart mocked California’s water conservation efforts in wake of the serious drought the state is facing, and took a shot at “Jurassic World” in the process on Wednesday night.
“California as you know is going through a historic, unprecedented dry spell, and I’m not talking about original movie …California Drought
California could become the fourth state to mail all registered voters a ballot ahead of Election Day if Secretary of State Alex Padilla's wishes are granted.
On Wednesday, Padilla and a handful of Democratic California lawmakers announced a state Senate bill that would create a system in which the …Elections
Tuesday’s particularly wet bout of June Gloom, brought on by remnants of Tropical Storm Blanca, broke rainfall records for the date around Southern California.
While the totals were small, the band of showers brought much-needed moisture to the dry region.
The Santa Barbara airport got .30 inches of …Los Angeles
California's top elections officer on Wednesday expanded his proposed overhaul of the way citizens vote, aiming to make it easier for them to cast ballots.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla wants the state to mail all voters a ballot and allow them to use it at any of several voting centers during a …Elections
More than 12 million trees have died in California. A combination of drought, heat, and insects may be to blame.A new study is the first to examine …Forests
The California community is grappling with a beating that raises questions a video of the incident can’t fully resolve.
A brutal police beating has seized the attention of Salinas, California, where locals are debating whether a flurry of baton blows meted out to a man who resisted arrest were …Policing
That spot down the fairway, just past the dogleg, might be perfect for a new bunker. Jack Nicklaus imagines a hazard that would force golfers to choose.
Lay up short or try to hit over?
"Heaven forbid somebody would have to think," Nicklaus says with a smile. "Especially a golfer."
It is a cool Friday …Jack Nicklaus
The gravity of the drought is sinking in for Californians — and just in a nick of time.
A survey released Wednesday found state residents for the first time put the water shortage ahead of jobs, housing and state finances as California’s most pressing issue, with a large majority thinking that they …California
Corrosion had eaten away nearly half of the metal wall of a pipeline that ruptured and spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara coast last month, federal regulators said Wednesday.
The preliminary findings released by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety …Pipelines
The volunteers stood several feet apart, like a police line on the sand.
Members of the Community Emergency Response Team, they were armed Thursday morning in green vests, green helmets and goggles making a sweep of the Long Beach shoreline, looking for a sticky culprit that had invaded the night …South Bay
Most Californians don’t believe others in their region of the state are doing enough to respond to the four-year drought, with the harshest criticism being dished out in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.