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    Brown lawns can't draw penalties from homeowners associations under new California law

    Homeowners associations can no longer fine residents who fail to water their lawns during droughts under legislation sponsored by a San Jose lawmaker.
     
    Santa Clara water board unanimously votes for 'water cops'
    The Santa Clara Valley Water District voted Tuesday to hire up to 10 conservation staff members to aid water-saving measures during one of the worst droughts in California's history. The new workers will not issue fines for now, but will try to help water-wasters change their ways. 

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