In a new statewide poll, more than a third of respondents favored mandatory water restrictions.
But some agencies say they’re not bound to public vote because water project bond OK’d before Prop. 13.
Early-morning lightning, which hit all over Bay Area, caused power outage in the Oakland Coliseum.
Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history.
Much of the aid will help Californians whose wells have dried up connect to the municipal water supply.
The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.
Since July 1, officials have trapped and released nine black bears and killed one.
Investigative report prompted legal action. And some districts are responding.