The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Feb 27, 2015

Salmon Season Looks Promising

Salmon Season Looks Promising

State wildlife officials say Northern California fishermen could be treated to an abundant salmon season this fall, despite the lingering drought.

Feb 26, 2015

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

California voters overwhelmingly see the state's ongoing water shortage as a serious problem, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

Feb 26, 2015

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

California voters overwhelmingly see the state's ongoing water shortage as a serious problem, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

Feb 23, 2015

Water Thefts on the Rise in Drought-Stricken CA

Water Thefts on the Rise in Drought-Stricken CA

As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities -- water.

Feb 13, 2015

Some Ski Resorts Struggle From Drought

Some Ski Resorts Struggle From Drought

"We're basically the canary in the coal mine," one owner said.

Feb 12, 2015

Study Predicts "Megadroughts" in US West

Study Predicts "Megadroughts" in US West

As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming -- and they're bound to last for decades.

Feb 12, 2015

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief to CA

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief to CA

The first significant rainfall since mid-December brought improved drought conditions to parts of California, but the February storms did not bring much-needed snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range where...

Feb 6, 2015

Feds Offer $50 Million to Help Drought-Stricken West

Feds Offer $50 Million to Help Drought-Stricken West

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year with no relief in sight during what is historically the state's rainy season.

Feb 5, 2015

Where Is Water Use Decreasing in California?

Where Is Water Use Decreasing in California?

Use this tool to compare water-use figures across California.

Feb 5, 2015

Drought Update: Lack of Snow "the Consistent Issue"

Drought Update: Lack of Snow "the Consistent Issue"

A lack of snowfall during what are typically the wettest months of the year in California continues to dampen hopes for drought recovery, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor Report.

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Law Student Accuses USD of Mishandling Rape Investigation

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