The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 05:06 AM PDT

California Proposes $1.5M Fine for Taking Water

California Proposes $1.5M Fine for Taking Water

California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 08:50 AM PDT

Poway Considers 'Capping' Water Use

Poway Considers 'Capping' Water Use

New restrictions would only go into place if the state imposes more strict rules on Poway. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia reports.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 05:37 PM PDT

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

It's not water wasting restrictions during the historic drought that you have to know about. Violating San Diego's storm water regulations could be a costly offense, too.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 04:11 PM PDT

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

The State says the irrigation district violated the 2015 drought order.

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:30 PM PDT

San Diegans Exceed Water Savings Goal in June

San Diegans Exceed Water Savings Goal in June

San Diegans, working hard to cut back on their water use, saved almost double the state mandated rate last month.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 06:13 AM PDT

State Cuts Size of Lawns on New Homes

State Cuts Size of Lawns on New Homes

California officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM PDT

'Rinse-Off' Showers at State Beaches to Be Shut Down

'Rinse-Off' Showers at State Beaches to Be Shut Down

California is shutting down the “rinse-off” showers at all state beaches to conserve water. Parks employees put up signs to remind beachgoers the state is in a severe drought, and is trying to save water.

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 at 08:36 PM PDT

Huge Bins Aim to Recycle City Water

Huge Bins Aim to Recycle City Water

You may have noticed the giant blue bins placed along Mission Bay Drive recently. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe explains how the city is using them to save thousands of gallons of water a year.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 08:32 AM PDT

Gov. Signs Bill Preventing Fines for Brown Lawns

Gov. Signs Bill Preventing Fines for Brown Lawns

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 02:37 PM PDT

Strong El Niño Builds in Pacific

Strong El Niño Builds in Pacific

Meteorologists say odds are good for a wet California winter

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Driver Dies in Hot Rod Crash

Driver Dies in Hot Rod Crash

A hot rod crashed along State Route 67 Sunday, driving off the shoulder onto a frontage road and killing the driver.

Pro Wrestler Takes Homeless Group to SD Restaurant

Pro Wrestler Takes Homeless Group to SD Restaurant

WWE wrestler Titus O’Neil received a lot of attention on social media after treating a group of homeless folks to a meal at Yard House in downtown San Diego over the weekend.

SoCal Couple Shares Secret Disneyland Wedding Story

SoCal Couple Shares Secret Disneyland Wedding Story

Two years ago, one San Diego couple decided they wanted to take a leap of faith and get secretly married at Disneyland.

Ex-UFC Fighter Pleads Guilty to 3 Charges

Ex-UFC Fighter Pleads Guilty to 3 Charges

A former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter has pleaded guilty to three charges Monday after he tried to get into his estranged wife’s San Diego apartment by scaling the outside wall.

2 Dead in New Hampshire Circus Tent Collapse

2 Dead in New Hampshire Circus Tent Collapse

Two people died and about 15 others were injured when a circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster Fairgrounds on Monday, New Hampshire State Police said. Initially, 250 people were trapped under the tent.

Del Mar Music Festival Amps Up Residents' Concerns

Del Mar Music Festival Amps Up Residents' Concerns

A three-day music festival is slated to amp things up in Del Mar next month, just as residents were looking forward to more of a post-summer silence.