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Drought Prompts California To Limit Some Water DiversionsSome farmers in one of the country's most important agricultural regions will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because of a severe drought that is rapidly depleting the California reservoirs and killing endangered species of fish, state regulators said Tuesday.
Bay Area Joins Sacramento, Yolo Counties In Requiring Masks Indoors Regardless Of Vaccination StatusCiting a rapid rise in COVID delta variant cases, the health directors from seven San Francisco Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley ordered residents living in their jurisdictions Monday to once again wear masks at businesses, restaurants and other indoor public settings.
Above-Average Wildfire Season Predicted To Continue Through September -- Or Maybe LongerWith more than 95% of the Western United States in drought, combined with a month's stretch of above-normal temperatures, an outlook released Sunday shows fire season prospects looking grim.
Bacon May Disappear In California As Pig Rules Take EffectNo more bacon? Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market.
Vaccine May Be Requirement For All California Prison EmployeesAll California prison employees and inmate firefighters may be required to be vaccinated as the state tries to head off another coronavirus infection surge driven by the more contagious delta variant.