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View of almond orchards planted on former cattle rangeland in California's Central Valley.

Cattle ranchers lock horns with almond investors

May 19, 2015
Amid California's drought, not everyone is happy with the boom in almonds.
Posted In: california, almonds, investors
Weeds grow in dry cracked earth that used to be the bottom of Lake McClure on March 24, 2015 in La Grange, California.

California drought threatens even oldest water rights

May 13, 2015
In California, some people have more right to water than others. Now, drought threatens even them.
Posted In: water, water rights, california, drought

New police monitoring app offers direct line to ACLU

May 8, 2015
A new app automatically sends videos of police officers directly to the ACLU.
Posted In: california, app, technology, videotaping, cloud computing
The California drought has dried up reservoirs in the Bay Area.

Anti-tax measure complicates California drought effort

Apr 21, 2015
Higher water rates for conservation can violate a constitutional limit on fees.
Posted In: california, drought, Proposition 13, Proposition 218

When water runs dry, farmers focus on profit

Apr 8, 2015
Farmers in the dry Central Valley raise the highest-value crops they can grow
Posted In: water, Agriculture, california, drought

Taking the hydro out of hydropower

Apr 8, 2015
California's drought is affecting its energy.
Posted In: drought, california, energy, hydropower
Aerial view overlooking landscaping on April 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water usage due to a severe drought affecting much of California and the west.

One way to ration water: raise the price

Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.
Posted In: drought, california, water, conservation, utilities

The aqueduct that gave rise to Los Angeles

Mar 31, 2015
William Mulholland brought water to a parched Los Angeles.
Posted In: L.A. Department of Water and Power, california, drought

Some political offices come with a rent bill

Mar 23, 2015
California's Lt. Governor rents a desk at a co-working space in San Francisco.
Posted In: politics, california, government funding

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