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Firefighters face challenges heading into upcoming fire season

Cal Fire on alert for Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, but Cal Fire has been planning for it since the start of the year. Despite recent rains, we are still facing harsh fire conditions this summer. As we head into Memorial Day, Cal Fire has a few reminders for you.

Monterey gym works to conserve water

"Need a towel? Please ask."

Since Gov. Jerry Brown called on Californians to really cut back on water use, many Central Coasters didn't hesitate, even though they've been doing so for years.

Living with drought: How Hollister is dealing

Living with drought: How Hollister is coping

Many communities have been told to meet target water reductions or face fines.

Friends of the river

California river groups call for strong drought actions

25 California river groups are calling on the governor and lawmakers to do more to protect rivers during the drought.

Sudden Oak Death

Drought helps stave off some tree diseases, worsens others

Trees aren't just nice to look at, they play a critical role in our ecosystem.


Desalination decision expected soon for California

A plan to rehydrate California using desalination facilities with ocean water could be enacted as California rides out its fourth year of drought. A few Central Coast mayors attended Wednesday's hearing.

Firefighters face challenges heading into upcoming fire season

Firefighters face challenges heading into 'worst fire season on record'

The worst fire season on record. That's how some Cal Fire officials describe what we are facing in California this year.

EIR report on Cal Am Monterey Peninsula water supply project

EIR released on water supply project

The California Public Utilities Commission has released its draft Environmental Impact Report on California American Water's Peninsula Water Supply Project.

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