A companion measure to authorize fines for illegal diversions of water drew criticism from Republicans for expanding government powers without traditional legislative scrutiny.
The $1 billion plan is labeled emergency legislation, but much of the funding has been available to the state for years and it could take years to make a difference in the water supply.
A bill in the California Legislature would give farmworkers access to Agricultural Labor Relations B
The legislation includes $128 million to ease dire water shortages in some communities; the financial struggles of unemployed farm workers in the Central Valley; and dry conditions that contribute to wildfires.The remainder comes from bonds already approved by voters.
Robert Dahl, 47, killed his biggest investor and then killed himself, leaving behind his wife, three children and two decades worth of failed projects, broken friendships and numerous accusations of financial impropriety in Northern California and...
Ranchers along the Mill, Deer and Antelope creeks in northern California have been notified they could again receive water-shutoff notices at times this year to accommodate migrating fish. Last year they were among the first of about 10,000 water rights...
Gov. Jerry Brown and top California lawmakers have proposed a pair of bills accelerating nearly $1 billion in spending for drought relief projects. The proposal was mostly praised by farm groups such as the California Farm Bureau Federation, which used...
The water in the Sierra Nevada snowpack, California’s largest water source, is far below normal.
The lake must compete with other projects for limited state bond money.
The California Department of Water Resources is taking public comments through June 1 on its strategic plan for implementing a series of bills giving the state more control over groundwater use.
After shooting the victim, the 47-year-old vintner returned to his truck and led police on a brief chase.They found him dead in an SUV, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a sheriff's office captain said.
More rain in California is needed as forage grasses enter their peak growing season, but federal forecasters predict drier-than-normal conditions over the next few weeks.
Vintner Robert Dahl allegedly shot his former business investor, Emad Tawfilis, in a vineyard, then fled into the wooded hills and shot himself.
Valencia orange producers in California are expecting a 20-million-carton crop this season, as a decline in production since 2000 is being accelerated because of the drought.