San Jose looks to adopt 30 percent water reduction goal

04/21/2015 04:14 PM PDT
As San Jose officials poised to raise water conservation goals to 30 percent on Tuesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo said it's time to move past just educating residents on how to save water and bring out real penalties.  
Water audits help homeowners meet drought goals
04/21/2015 01:32 PM PDT - As another dry winter leads into a fourth year of record drought, California homeowners are finding a need for a new calling: the home water auditor. 

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and SPCA staffers ham it up in 'Oaktown Pups' video
04/21/2015 03:31 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- A video spoof of "Uptown Funk" by the East Bay SPCA features a cameo appearance by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, dancing with German shepherd puppies to promote animal adoptions and getting pets spayed and neutered. 

Despite law, U.S. lets in Thai fish caught by slaves
04/21/2015 11:08 AM PDT - In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets.  

Humpback whale population grows, animals proposed to be removed from Endangered Species Act
04/21/2015 06:43 AM PDT - In a major environmental success story, the federal government on Monday proposed removing most humpback whale populations in the world from the endangered species list, saying the majestic whales' numbers have dramatically recovered in the nearly 50 years since commercial whaling was banned. 

California man arrested for trying to scale White House fence
04/20/2015 06:04 PM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A California man accused of climbing over a White House fence was released from jail Monday after appearing in Superior Court in Washington. 

Kamala Harris announces police anti-bias training program
04/20/2015 06:42 AM PDT - California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced a statewide training program aimed at getting police officers to avoid having built-in biases compromise their ability to enforce laws fairly and with appropriate force. 

California water saving mandate shrinks cuts for some cities
04/20/2015 06:39 AM PDT - State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others.  

Analysis: In 2017, a chance to end health care battle?
04/20/2015 05:56 AM PDT - Waiver could give more power to states on issue 

Gyrocopter pilot who landed on Capitol Hill frustrated message isn't getting through
04/19/2015 12:35 PM PDT - The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.  

Join our discussion as we show you how to grow vegetables in a drought Thursday at noon

Click here to view on a mobile device. Bay Area News Group garden writer Joan Morris and Master Gardener Janet Miller, who operates Our Garden, will show you how to grow vegetables even during our record-breaking drought. 
(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Kylie Jenner's puffy lip challenge backfires

The unbelievably plump lips of Kim Kardashian’s youngest sister issues prompts her fans to take “Kylie Jenner lip challenge,” which — surprise! — leads to injuries, hospitalizations and the threat of permanent deformity.