The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 06:38 AM PDT

Californians Most Worried About the Drought: Survey

Californians Most Worried About the Drought: Survey

Water worries have surpassed concerns over air pollution for the first time in the poll conducted by the the Public Policy Institute of California.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board is looking to spend half a million dollars on hiring water police to help new conservation regulations approved by the state.

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 08:23 PM PDT

Free Water Survey Offers Ways to Lower Bill

Free Water Survey Offers Ways to Lower Bill

Rancho Bernardo resident Fred Montazeri lives on a golf course and is required by his homeowners association to keep his back yard lush and green. But that’s easier said than done with state and local...

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 07:50 AM PDT

Escondido Couple Saving Water, Saving Money

Escondido Couple Saving Water, Saving Money

On Tuesday, a state water board approved sweeping restrictions on water usage for Californians, including a $500 fine for water wasters. In Escondido, one couple is already shrinking their water...

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 09:44 AM PDT

Calif. Regulators Vote in Favor of Water Restrictions

Calif. Regulators Vote in Favor of Water Restrictions

California is running dry -- and state regulators are moving to crack down on people's outdoor water use.

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 05:52 PM PDT

Drought Brings Biz to Grass-Painting Company

Drought Brings Biz to Grass-Painting Company

Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to transform grass that has turned drought dull.

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 10:32 AM PDT

California Board Considers Fines for Water Wasters

California Board Considers Fines for Water Wasters

Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for...

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 06:17 AM PDT

Free Recycled Sewer Water Proves Popular

Free Recycled Sewer Water Proves Popular

Residents are filling every kind of container imaginable with the former wastewater.

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 05:33 PM PDT

Pot Plants Draining Drought-Ridden California

Pot Plants Draining Drought-Ridden California

Pot plants in California may be profitable but they're sucking up the state's water sources during an ongoing drought.

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 06:25 PM PDT

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in California

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in California

The most severe level of drought conditions expanded in California during the past week at the start of what looks to be a hot, dry summer in a rain-starved state.

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Former Staffers Blamed for Break-In at DeMaio Office: Source

Former Staffers Blamed for Break-In at DeMaio Office: Source

Two former staff members are being blamed for a May break-in at Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s San Diego campaign headquarters, a source close to the investigation told NBC 7.

Woman in Golf Cart Killed on Private School Campus

Woman in Golf Cart Killed on Private School Campus

A woman was killed in a collision between a golf cart and a pickup truck on the campus of a private school in El Cajon.

Driver in Deadly Hit-and-Run Has Expired License: Clerk

Driver in Deadly Hit-and-Run Has Expired License: Clerk

The driver in an Oceanside hit-and-run crash that killed an active-duty Marine should not have been behind the wheel, a rental agency clerk told NBC 7.

Accused Nurse Showed Friend Baby's Room

Accused Nurse Showed Friend Baby's Room

A longtime friend of a San Diego nurse accused of molesting a 2-month-old foster child said she visited the suspect at his home before the graphic allegations came to light and he even showed her the nursery he...

1-Day Sentence for Driver in Deadly Firefighter Crash

1-Day Sentence for Driver in Deadly Firefighter Crash

A woman who pleaded guilty to causing a head-on crash that killed an off-duty firefighter in Campo last year will only spend one day in jail, a San Diego judge ruled Friday.

Rescued Horse Gives Birth to Foal in County Care

Rescued Horse Gives Birth to Foal in County Care

When San Diego County Animal Services seized a variety of neglected animals last weekend, workers came away with 31 horses. Now, they have 32.