Drought Desperation Reaches Expensive New Level As Canal Flow Will Be Reversed

The expensive emergency project is meant to keep water districts from going completely dry and farmers from going under.


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Sacramento Boy Scout Killed In New Mexico Flash Flood During Camping Trip

A Boy Scout on a camping trip with his troop in northern New Mexico died Saturday after he and three other teens were swept away in a flash flood, authorities said.



Cal Fire: Drones Ground Planes, Complicating California Wildfire Fighting Efforts

“Whether it’s damage to the aircraft, whether it’s injuries to our pilots, to our firefighters, or worse case, a mid-air collision,” said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. “These are not risks we are willing to take.”


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California Drought Forces Fish Evacuation

Water temperatures at the American River hatchery were approaching dangerous levels for the rainbow trout, putting their lives in danger. So, for the second year in a row, they will have to be evacuated.


GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Suspected Great White Shark Sighting Cancels California Lifeguard Competition

Junior Lifeguard teams of children and teens had come from as far as Folsom Lake and Monterey for the annual summer competition that includes paddling, swimming and running. But they were called out of the water at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after searchers in a helicopter followed up on a report of a great white shark in the area off Seacliff State Beach.


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California Reissues Black License Plates

California drivers are getting a taste of history as the state starts to reissue its black license plates, which were originally issued in the 1960s.


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Drought Leaves Dangers For Boats On California Lakes And Rivers

The low water levels are causing hazards that some boaters aren’t paying attention to, keeping local repair shops busier than they normally would be this early in the summer.


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Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled At California Capitol

Ronald Reagan returned to the state Capitol on Monday, slightly bronzed. His 8-foot, 800-pound statue was unveiled nearly 50 years after he took his oath of office. Before Monday, Reagan was the only governor-turned-president without a statue at his home state Capitol.


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Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California State Prisons

California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate


MT. HAMILTON, CA - JUNE 03: A Cal Fire firefighter practices extinguishing a grass fire during a live fire training on June 3, 2015 in Mt. Hamilton, California. Cal Fire firefighters are training ahead of what is expected to be an explosive wildfire season as California pushes through its fourth year of severe drought. The state has had over 1,000 wildfires since the beginning of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Feeling Dry Wildfire Season From North To South

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, threatening hundreds of homes, although most areas dodged serious destruction.


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California Water Cuts Leave City Days Away From Running Out Of Water

The community’s sole source of water, the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, was one of 114 senior water rights holders cut off by a curtailment notice from the state on Friday.



California Assemblyman Accidentally Votes For State Budget While On Facebook

A bitter split over the revised California budget seemed to have a lone spot of bipartisanship on Monday, but that’s because one Assemblyman was on Facebook.