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Dear Jon building in Marina and water restrictions

Dear Jon: Can developers in Marina keep building under state water restrictions?

The continuing drought and the State Water Board's emergency water conservation regulations have many questioning the continued home building on the Central Coast. Bob from Marina asks, “Dear Jon, with all the water restrictions going in everywhere and some people not getting enough water. How can the City of Marina allow East Garrison and The Dunes to build homes?

New water restrictions in Gilroy

Cities adjust after Gov. Brown’s emergency proclamation

It’s been nearly one moth since Gov. Jerry Brown called for reductions in water usage. Cities across the Central Coast have been responding.

 Stage 3 restrictions already in use, Stage 4 being looked at yet businesses adjust

Soquel Creek Water District votes against stage 4 water emergency

The Soquel Creek Water District voted Tuesday Night to stay at stage three water emergency, that's a 25 percent water reduction.

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Appeals court rules tiered-rates water structure unconstitutional

A California appeals court has ruled that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water-rates are unconstitutional. This could have a broader impact on other water district rate structures in the state.

Santa Cruz city leaders approve mandatory water restrictions

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Santa Cruz city leaders approve mandatory water restrictions

The Santa Cruz City Council has decided to bring back mandatory water restrictions

Santa Cruz ramps up water conservation efforts

Santa Cruz ramps up water conservation efforts

Tuesday Santa Cruz city leaders will decide whether to return to a Stage 3 Water Shortage emergency declaration.  

New water district merger brings safe water to Felton

New water district merger brings safe water to Felton

A new water merger is bringing safe drinking water to residents in the Santa Cruz mountains and its been decades in the making.

Rain means bad news for Central Coast strawberry fields

Rain means bad news for Central Coast strawberry fields

The Central Coast is welcoming any rain it can get. But this week's cloudy skies stirred up some trouble for strawberries.

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