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Water conservation enforced in Hollister

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Water conservation enforced in Hollister

Residents in Hollister may now see code enforcement officers patrolling the city.

Cal Fire training exercises underway in Santa Clara County

Cal Fire training underway in Santa Clara County

Fire training exercises are underway this week in South Santa Clara County.

New ad campaign to target illegal fireworks in Salinas

Fourth of July is just about a month away, but complaints are already rolling in about illegal fireworks going off in neighborhoods across Salinas.

Central Coast takes on new state water restrictions

Central Coast takes on new state water restrictions

The new state-mandated water conservation rules went into effect Monday, June 1. California leaders want water use to be cut across the state by 25 percent.

El Nino

Central Coast may be in for a wet winter in 15/16

Weather forecasters are detecting what could be a ray of hope for drought-weary California. We've reported that an El Niño system has developed. It holds the potential of a wet winter as forecasters keep a close eye.

Watsonville moves to Level 2 H2O rationing

Watsonville moves to level 2 water restrictions

Watsonville city council voted 6 to 1 Tuesday night to move forward with "Level Two" water restrictions.

Farmers agree to water reductions

Farmers cut historic water deal during drought

A group of California farmers who hold the strongest water rights, struck a deal with state water experts that is meant to offset future struggles during the drought.

Technology helps firefighters on front lines

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.

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