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About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.
A pond in the South Bay runs dry due to California's severe drought. Californians have found some ingenious ways of coping with the severe water shortage.
Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
A San Ramon homeowner is up in arms over being punished for her efforts to conserve during California's severe drought.
At a panel discussion in April hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California , lawmakers called on the state to do a better job measuring how effectively counties are carrying out prison realignment.
Susan Kennedy, former chief of staff to then-Gov. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is now on the the Covered California board.
California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty.
California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.
Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America.
Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss told California lawmakers he hopes the American public will once again view politics as a noble calling.
A field of almond trees is reflected in an irrigation canal in Firebaugh, Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley in 2009.
Research conducted by three universities found the Rapiscan Secure 1000 - which they bought on eBay - could not detect concealed weapons such as knives, guns and explosives when covered with plumbers tape.
California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway.
Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.
California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 02:44 am
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