The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 08:10 AM PDT

Lower Water Levels Leads to More Gold Mining in CA

Lower Water Levels Leads to More Gold Mining in CA

Low river levels allow prospectors to pan for gold in areas that are normally deep underwater.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:21 PM PDT

Bouncing Back From Wildfires When Fire Season Never Ends

Bouncing Back From Wildfires When Fire Season Never Ends

California is in the fourth year of a drought — a bone-dry spell that has brought unprecedented water restrictions -- and blazes like the one that threatened Mejia's house are becoming more frequent.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:24 PM PDT

Lake Mead Dips to New Record Low

Lake Mead Dips to New Record Low

A record low water level of 1,074.98 feet above sea level was reached Tuesday.

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 03:49 PM PDT

California: Many Farmers Miss Deadline to Report Water Cuts

California: Many Farmers Miss Deadline to Report Water Cuts

The order applied to 277 century-old rights to water from the Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds in the agriculture-rich Central Valley.

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 06:56 PM PDT

Ahead of New Water Restrictions, Residents Rip Out Lawns

Ahead of New Water Restrictions, Residents Rip Out Lawns

With exactly two weeks to go before new, statewide water restrictions kick in, some San Diego County residents are rushing to get rid of their lawns. Others are saying, “No way.”

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 05:04 PM PDT

Sticky Seats? California Ballparks Get Creative to Conserve

Sticky Seats? California Ballparks Get Creative to Conserve

Earlier this season, the grounds crew that watches over the lush green playing field where the San Francisco Giants play tried something new: They cut back on overnight watering.

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Poway Dumps 550K Gallons of Water After It 'Goes Bad'

Poway Dumps 550K Gallons of Water After It 'Goes Bad'

The city of Poway recently dumped 550,000 gallons of drinking water from a reservoir tank into a canyon because the water inside the tank went bad.

Ex-Doctor Who Strangled Wife Paroled After 15 Years

Ex-Doctor Who Strangled Wife Paroled After 15 Years

A former doctor who claimed his wife choked to death on a lemon pastry but was convicted in her killing 15 years ago has been granted parole.

Mom Visiting Jewelry Store Gets Held Up at Gunpoint

Mom Visiting Jewelry Store Gets Held Up at Gunpoint

A 62-year-old woman visiting her son at his jewelry store got caught in the middle of an armed robbery on Thursday afternoon in City Heights.

Resident Mowing Lawn Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver

Resident Mowing Lawn Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver

A man mowing his lawn in Chula Vista Thursday night was hit by a driver who may have been intoxicated, police said.

Lyft, Uber Granted Airport Permits

Lyft, Uber Granted Airport Permits

Uber and Lyft drivers can pick-up riders from Lindbergh Field in a one-year piloted program.

Tot Rescued at Pool by Off-Duty BP Agent

Tot Rescued at Pool by Off-Duty BP Agent

The two-year-old boy was not breathing when he was pulled from the bottom of the community pool.