Regulators Approve Fines for Water Wasters
Three years into the worst drought since the 1970s, the State Water Resources Control Board has voted to approve fines of up to $500 a day for people who shower the sidewalks and streets in addition to their cars and lawns.
UC Davis Researchers Put Drought Price Tag at $2.2 Billion
A new study out from UC Davis details the drought's impacts on farm country. Researchers estimate the California drought will inflict about $2.2 billion in losses on the state's farm economy this year, including the loss of more than 17,000 jobs. The analysis projects that about 430,000 farm acres will go unplanted for lack of water.
UC Regents to Review Proposed Sexual Violence Task Force
On Wednesday, the University of California Board of Regents meets in San Francisco. On the agenda is a new task force on sexual violence and assault, formed by UC President Janet Napolitano.
Giving State: Teaching Kids About the Ocean in Full Scuba Gear
We meet a commercial pilot from Martinez who teaches museum-goers about the ocean while submerged in an aquarium in full scuba gear. It's the latest in our occasional series on people who volunteer in California, "The Giving State."