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  • California declares drought emergency

    California declares drought emergency
    Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in the state Friday, urging residents to cut water use by 20% and directing state agencies to take a range of steps to ease the effects of water shortages on agriculture, communities and fish and...
  • Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner. Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency in California

    Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency in California
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid California’s driest year on record, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday officially declared a drought emergency in the state. Speaking at a San Francisco news conference, Brown also called on "all citizens" to cut back "at least 20%...
  • 'Voluntary' efforts not strong enough to combat California's drought

    'Voluntary' efforts not strong enough to combat California's drought
    California is officially in a drought. This is state's driest year on record, and the National Weather said this week that the dry conditions will persist or get worse through April — meaning the rainy season won't be rainy. Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • 5 sticky drought-related questions Gov. Brown didn't answer

    5 sticky drought-related questions Gov. Brown didn't answer
    You probably heard or read Friday that Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for our too-Golden State. And he sounded like he means it, pointing to charts and graphs and the like and saying, “We ought to be ready for a long, continued,...
  • West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak

    West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak
    Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant. Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
  • California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall

    California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall
    Officials of the small Mendocino County town of Willits looked at their two municipal reservoirs last week, did some calculating and realized they had enough water to last only 100 days. It was time to adopt the toughest rationing measures they could....
  • Sacramento enacts strict water restrictions as water levels plummet

    The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday ordered those who live and work in the city to reduce their water use amid historically low water levels on the American River and a discouraging forecast. Described as a "Stage 2 water shortage plan," the new...
  • Letters: The past and future of plastic

    Re "L.A.'s got a brand new bag ban," Jan. 1, and "Bring your own (reusable) bag," Editorial, Dec. 31 It's about time Los Angeles eliminated the use of disposable plastic bags, but I hope this is only one part of a larger effort to cut back on plastics....
  • Meager Sierra snowpack is way below average

    Meager Sierra snowpack is way below average
    The signs aren’t good when the chief of California’s snow survey has to walk over bare ground to take a snowpack measurement in the Sierra Nevada, as Frank Gehrke did Friday near Echo Summit. Manual and electronic readings up and down the...
  • Gun controls, more immigrant rights among new laws for 2014

    Gun controls, more immigrant rights among new laws for 2014
    SACRAMENTO — Tighter gun controls, new rights for immigrants and a measure increasing access to abortion are among many hundreds of California laws that take effect with the new year. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature also restricted the...