According to the state legislative analyst’s office, a basic stop sign ticket in California starts at about $35. But if you factor in a state surcharge, state and county penalty assessment fees and other court costs, that $35 ticket is now $238.
Delta farmers say there were times this year the San Joaquin River got so low, they could see the bottom of it. They say they aren’t surprised senior water rights holders are now being asked to conserve.
About 23,000 ballots were cast in Tuesday’s election for a school board seat representing district 5, though more have yet to be counted, the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office reported. Turnout in two other school board districts so far was 9.2 percent and 5.9 percent, the data shows.
The park is conserving water by using a sophisticated filter system that keeps the water clean for two weeks. Instead of recycling fresh water up to six times a day like most water parks, Sunsplash only needs to change it out every two weeks.
A graphic video of the fatal jump, posted to YouTube on Monday, shows someone engulfed in flames and falling from the Perrine Bridge into the Snake River, 500 feet below.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from 11 other states and provinces are signing a pact on climate change that vows to reduce carbon emissions.
The effects could be serious. Arizona’s allocation of Colorado River water could be cut 11.4 percent, or by an amount normally used by more than 600,000 homes. Nevada’s share could be reduced 4.3 percent. Think 26,000 homes.
The drought has diminished natural water sources for bugs including ants, spiders and cockroaches, which sends them looking for food and water in people’s homes.
On any given afternoon, you’ll find Bill Schaffer swaying back and forth, with brown lawns as his canvas, a shiny nozzle his paint brush—the Degas of the Drought, if you will.
You wouldn’t know it by watching the workers and the seemingly unlimited stream of cherries going through Sambado and Sons plant, but this is not a good year for California cherries.
Dan Kokotas, the GM at Swift Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Davis says because of the drought, they don’t automatically wash your car when you bring it in for service.
A panel of appointed citizens has approved 3 percent raises for California Gov. Jerry Brown, top statewide elected officials and state lawmakers.