The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM PST

Republicans Push For California Drought Relief Bill

Republicans Push For California Drought Relief Bill

House Republicans are using the final days of the current Congress to push through another drought relief bill for California's farm belt and other water users to the south.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 04:20 PM PST

Feds: Don't Blame California Drought on Warming

Feds: Don't Blame California Drought on Warming

Don't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 01:29 PM PST

CA Loses Ground in Drought Water-Saving

CA Loses Ground in Drought Water-Saving

Californians managed to reduce their daily water use by only 6.7 percent in October compared to the same period last year, far short of Gov. Jerry Brown's goal.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 08:05 AM PST

Turn Off Your Sprinklers, San Diego

Turn Off Your Sprinklers, San Diego

Residents are advised to turn off their irrigation systems as rain falls throughout the county to let Mother Nature do the work.

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 07:33 PM PST

Calif. Drought Takes Toll on Christmas Trees

Calif. Drought Takes Toll on Christmas Trees

The day after Thanksgiving generally means the hunt is on for the best Christmas tree. But California's severe drought has some tree farms warning customers that they may not see the quality they have in...

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:06 AM PST

"Abysmal Start" to Water Year in California

"Abysmal Start" to Water Year in California

California's water year is off to a poor start with only light to moderate precipitation.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 06:13 PM PST

San Diego Approves $3.5B Recycled Water Project

San Diego Approves $3.5B Recycled Water Project

With drought relief in California a long way off, San Diegans are now getting a giant step closer to a more reliable, long-term water supply.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 03:00 PM PST

Water Use Rose 6 Percent in October

Water Use Rose 6 Percent in October

As California continues to experience a stifling drought, water use in San Diego County rose 6 percent in October compared to a year ago.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 09:03 AM PST

California Drought Drives Wildlife Into Backyards

California Drought Drives Wildlife Into Backyards

The chapped landscapes of California are forcing wildlife into backyards as animals expand their hunt for water to drink. As reports of sightings rise in the parched state's fourth consecutive dry year...

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 01:47 PM PST

CA Officials Say State Can Afford Twin Tunnel Project

CA Officials Say State Can Afford Twin Tunnel Project

The contentious 35-mile-long tunnels are part of a plan designed to make it easier to pump water from the Sacramento River to Central Valley farms and Southern California cities.

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Mom Says She Drowned Boy to Save Him From Dad

Mom Says She Drowned Boy to Save Him From Dad

An Oceanside mother said she tried to drown her 21-month-old son three times, succeeding on the third attempt, to save him from his allegedly pedophiliac father, according to a police recording played in...

Teen Bitten By Rattlesnake Pulled It Off Leg

Teen Bitten By Rattlesnake Pulled It Off Leg

A 15-year-old boy bitten by a rattlesnake kept his cool, handling the snake and getting out of the area without panicking, his proud parents told NBC 7 Monday.

Doctors to Strike, Protest UCSD Labor Practices

Doctors to Strike, Protest UCSD Labor Practices

A statewide strike of doctors at all the UC systems, including UC San Diego, is set to happen on Tuesday, the first time such a strike has occurred in 25 years.

1 Shot in Armed Robbery at Vista Restaurant

1 Shot in Armed Robbery at Vista Restaurant

One person was shot when an armed robber held up a Vista restaurant Monday evening.

Northeast Blizzard: What You Should Know

Northeast Blizzard: What You Should Know

A blizzard barreled up the Northeast corridor Monday night, bringing fierce winds and heavy snowfall that could cause coastal flooding and leave accumulations of 2 to 3 feet from northern New Jersey to Maine.

City OKs $160M Deal to Lease, Buy Civic Center Plaza

City OKs $160M Deal to Lease, Buy Civic Center Plaza

The city council agreed to a lease-to-own contract for two downtown buildings.