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Showing Articles Tagged With: california
The weather forecast through the weekend includes thunderstorms and lightning for parts of northern California, which could spark new wildfires.
Triple digit heat has many people staying cool inside. But outdoor workers don't have that option.
The above-average rains of the past week did not ease drought conditions or improve reservoir storage in California. The drought expanded in other parts of the western U.S.
A new study shows climate change may be fueling high-elevation fires.
The "well above-average" rain of the past three months in California has not brought any improvement to drought conditions in the state.
There's been a significant increase in the number of wildfires this year in California. But the size of the fires has been relatively small.
A new firefighting aircraft stationed in South Lake Tahoe gives crews another tool to battle wildfires in the region.
California water regulators have proposed the largest penalty against a senior water right holder since the drought began.
California water regulators are discussing how to maximize conservation during the drought by changing the price of water.
California prison officials say the rate at which inmates released return to state custody has dropped.
Drought, dead and dying trees and a lack of snow in California have left national forests in a perfect condition for large and severe wildfires.
Record summer heat has increased fire risk in California and the Western U.S. as drought conditions expand.
Statewide water conservation exceeded the mandatory goal in May and Sacramento reduced water use 40 percent.
In the fourth year of drought in California, sales and use of "safe and sane" fireworks are restricted in some areas, allowed in others.
UPDATED: 6:45 p.m. - Containment has grown to 29 percent, and acreage burned to 17,622. Crews on the Washington Fire, three miles south of Markleeville, took advantage of light winds to increase containment.
UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, containment stood at 15 percent. Crews remain focused on keeping the fire away from the community of Markleeville.
UPDATED 6:15 P.M. - Cal Fire crews have joined the battle against the Washington Fire in Alpine County. Dry lightning in forecast a worry as fire burns in heavy timber. The fire has grown to more than 17,000 acres, and more crews join the battle.
A federal agency is helping California with $150 million to fund projects to improve water quality and reduce wildfire risk.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released June 18 shows drought increased slightly in California and improved in Nevada.
While the May rain helped ease drought in other parts of the Western United States, drought expanded slightly in California.
Some traffic courts in California have been charging ticketed drivers fees before allowing their cases to go to trial. But a new rule approved Monday by the state Judicial Council will put an end to that practice.
The latest update from government forecasters show the drought has expanded slightly in California despite rain in May.
Water experts at UC Davis said Tuesday that drought impacts will be worse in 2015 for the California agricultural industry.
The California agriculture industry has managed to weather the drought in 2014 and in 2015.
A University of the Pacific economic forecast shows that drought has had a "relatively mild" impact on California's economy.
After it was called off in 2014 due to the drought, Old Town Sacramento's Gold Rush Days is back in 2015.
Population and housing construction increased in almost every part of the state last year, including Sacramento and the Inland Empire.
A search and rescue team from California is helping relief efforts in Nepal.
The State Water Resources Control Board has released new proposed regulations on water use in California.
A California legislative committee on Wednesday considered whether the state should limit vaccination waivers for schoolchildren.
A report from UC Davis said two of the most dangerous traffic spots for wildlife are in Northern California, including Sacramento.
A new report shows that total water use in the United States declined across all sectors, including agriculture, from 2005 to 2010.
Despite the recent rain and snowfall, California's water deficit continues. And El Niño conditions will have little impact on northern California.
While a California state agency works to determine how much water cutbacks will be, the City of Roseville is exchanging turf for drought-tolerant landscaping.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants "judicial authorization" to stop a proposed ballot initiation called the "Sodomite Suppression Act."
After a record dry January in much of California, early February rains helped fill reservoirs but didn't add much to the Sierra Nevada snowpack.
A British university has moved a step closer to establishing a campus in Placer County.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor points to California's dwindling snowpack in its latest report.
Due to low snowpack levels in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the U.S. Forest Service is asking snowmobile users to ride in areas that have adequate snow coverage.
The warm, wet storm forecast for Northern California may not add significant snow to the Sierra Nevada snowpack due to above normal temperatures.
More rural, mountainous, and less-populated areas of California would likely exceed federal limits on smog-forming pollution under a proposal by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The dry January has expanded the severity of drought in California and Nevada.
The City of Roseville is yanking grass and replacing it with drought-resistant landscaping to conserve water. Roseville also offers homeowners a 'Cash For Grass' rebate program.
Yosemite National Park officials said Wednesday that a rare red fox was seen by park biologists.
The fourth year of drought in California has some state wine grape growers that rely on groundwater 'concerned' about the upcoming season.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office says California’s revenues are hundreds of millions of dollars above projections.
Former Assembly Speaker John Pérez is calling off the vote recount he requested in the race for state controller.
According to a new statewide survey, Californians overwhelmingly support the idea of a groundwater management plan.
Under a new California law, job applicants will no longer be asked about their criminal history when they apply for state and local agency jobs.
(AP) -- California's minimum wage is rising to $9 per hour, providing workers with the first increase since 2008.
The drought is hurting California's cherry crop.
California voters report they're financially better off this year than they were last year. But, they're not so positive about California's overall economy.
(AP) -- An investigation found that Whole Foods was overcharging customers.
CapRadio put together a timeline of events and incidents related to the California State Board of Equalization building in Sacramento.
Polls for the 2014 Primary Election closed at 8 p.m. CapRadio will have continuous updates throughout the evening with the latest news, voting information and resources.
California may be dealing with a new whooping cough epidemic. So far this year, cases have already surpassed the total number reported in 2013.
The California legislature faces a Friday deadline to pass hundreds of bills out of their “Houses of Origin."
It’s budget season in California’s Capitol. Governor Brown staked out his position for negotiations earlier in the month and now the leading party in the senate and assembly is staking out its position.
Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari both want to be governor –- but they have two very different visions for the California Republican Party. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler looks at the battle for the California GOP’s future.
California’s final measurement of the season of the Sierra snowpack showed near-record low water levels. The May reading is the first measurement after the beginning of the spring snow melt.
California added 356,000 new residents during 2013, for a growth rate of just under one percent - a rate that appears to be accelerating ever so slightly.
A new report shows tens of thousands of students in the state attend schools very close to farms where heavy amounts of pesticides are used.
Toyota is consolidating its U.S corporate management in Plano, Texas. Industry analysts say the move makes a lot of sense for the auto giant, but it's a big blow for Southern California, specifically for Torrance, where Toyota employs 5,300 people.
(AP) -- While states around the U.S. are attempting to delay or stop the implementation of new education standards known as the Common Core, one study finds that most Californians are actually in support of it.
(AP) -- Safety officials have fined the Bay Area Regional Transit for the deaths of two of its workers.
The California Secretary of State’s office is defending the state’s election performance after it was ranked 49th in a recent study.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told state lawmakers Monday the state’s cash-strapped courts are on the verge of failing to provide timely access to the legal system.
(AP) - California's Department of Motor Vehicles is wading into the complex question of how to regulate the use of cars that rely on computers - not people - to drive them.
Gambling with debit cards is now a reality in Nevada and will soon be in California.
(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown will meet Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is visiting the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders.
After slowly recovering from the recession, California nurseries are now bracing for impacts the drought will have on the plant business.
(AP) -- The attorney general for California has appealed a federal court decision that overturned San Diego County's concealed weapons restrictions.
(AP) --Meteorologists say a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain throughout the state this week.
There's a move to split California into six states.
In about five weeks, California public school kids will take the state's first-ever online standardized exam. It's only a practice test, but the assessment will measure student learning based on new academic standards called Common Core.
Governor Jerry Brown has landed a big win in court. The three judge panel overseeing state prisons has given the Brown Administration an additional two years to downsize the inmate population by another 5,000 inmates.
Hearings are being held on the last of four challenges to how California treats mentally ill prisoners.
New figures show that over the last year, California's population grew by the highest rate in nearly a decade.
California has been given a bit more time to negotiate with plaintiffs in a lawsuit over prison overcrowding.
With a gross domestic product of $2 trillion, California once again is number eight in world economic rankings.
There's speculation that Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry could be "California Dreamin."
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