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Santa Clara Valley water district mulls hiring 'water cops'

A San Francisco Bay Area water district is set to vote on the hiring of "water cops" to issue fines to people caught wasting water.


Thousands in water fees forgiven at Santa Cruz water school

So-called water wasters are heading back to school, for a chance to have expensive bills forgiven.


Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee seeking public input

The Water Supply Advisory Committee in Santa Cruz is seeking public input on what the committee should be evaluating.


Washington gives $9.7 million in new drought aid for California

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $9.7 million in new drought aid for rural Californians.

Homeowner installs artificial grass to save water money

Monterey homeowner installing artificial grass to save water, money

The newest numbers from the California drought monitor show 82 percent of the state is in extreme drought. Now, homeowners on the Central Coast are taking some extreme measures to save time and eventually money.

California issues water waste fines

Monterey Peninsula prepared for stiff water waste fines

Steep fines are coming as a result of California's drought.

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Lady Gaga asks Californians to save water in new public service announcement

Pop star Lady Gaga has released a public service announcement asking Californians to help save water during the state's drought.

California issues water waste fines

Santa Cruz officials seeking out water wasters as drought continues

At the crack of dawn, water conservation representative Nik Martinelli is up and roaming the streets of Santa Cruz looking for trouble..

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