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California officials charged with misspending public funds
Former officials at the Panoche Water District in central California misused more than $100,000 in public funds.

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Northwest Coastal Wetlands Won’t Survive High Sea Level Rise
In higher scenarios of sea level rise that range anywhere from 2 to 6 feet, big changes are in store.
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights
Plan is part of an effort to make water conservation a way of life, with climate change expected to lead to longer, more severe droughts.
Cold snap brings freeze, frost warnings to California
The warnings expired at midmorning but were set to go back into effect Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.
Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses
A University of California study estimated the newly created state market for recreational marijuana should produce $5 billion in taxable revenue this year.
Cold snap brings freeze, frost warnings to California
California is in the grip of a cold air mass that has sent temperatures plunging
California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
U.S. drought monitors last week declared that nearly half the state, all of it in Southern California, is now back in drought.
Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California
U.S. drought monitors this month declared parts of Southern California back in severe drought.
Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone
The sorry state of the snowpack in the Sierra has forced a ban on snowmobiling until further notice at a popular recreation area near the California-Nevada line
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
Many of the biggest offenders are well-off communities, with sweeping lawns to keep alive.
California officials warn of pesticide-tainted cactus
California officials are warning people not to eat the Mexican cactus known as nopales over concerns they may be tainted with unapproved pesticides

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