State Water Regulators Tighten the Screws -- But Gently
Starting in about a month, if you want a glass of water at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for it. That's one of the mandatory statewide water restrictions approved on Tuesday. Most of the measures are aimed at outdoor watering, since that's almost half of total urban water consumption.
Report: More Building Needed to Ease State Housing Crunch
A report from the state's Legislative Analyst Office finds that lack of building, combined with high demand, is the biggest driver of housing costs in California. The LAO says the state should be building about twice as much housing as it is now.
Sick Sea Lions on California Coast Could Be New Norm
Sick and starving sea lion pups continue to wash up along the California coastline. Environmentalists say it may be the new norm in coming years during the breeding season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that more than 1,800 pups have been found on beaches so far this year.