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  • California snowpack hits record low

    California snowpack hits record low
    Even with the first significant storm in nearly two months dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada, Thursday's mountain snowpack measurements were the lowest for the date in more than a half-century of record keeping.
  • Why not get tough on water use, California?

     Why not get tough on water use, California?
    To hear Gov. Jerry Brown tell it, California is in a "mega drought" — perhaps the worst dry spell it's ever known. So why does he keep calling for voluntary water conservation? The governor met with Southern California water officials Thursday...

    A drier California than ever? Pretty much.

     A drier California than ever? Pretty much.
    The last 12 months have been the driest on record in California, and this, on the heels of two below-normal years, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare that the state is in a drought emergency. Ours is a state that relies heavily on the winter storms that...

    Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Rancho Cucamonga

    A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday evening three miles from Rancho Cucamonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:59 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter...

    Playing politics with California's drought

     Playing politics with California's drought
    As California's drought continues, and more than a dozen rural communities ponder what to do when their drinking water runs out sometime in March, it would be nice if the state's Republican politicians brought some straightforward plans for relief to...