Showers break historic dry spell in Sacramento. Month likely to end as driest in San Francisco history.
But regulators also report that 12 million Californians live in areas where air violates federal rules.
News in photographs from around the Bay Area.
Brown acts amid increasing alarm over the economic consequences of the prolonged dry spell.
Authorities say they’ve arrested three people in connection with a brush fire near Glendora.
Facing questions about strict new regulations, Chemical Safety Board postpones decision for 120 days.
Appeal to Supreme Court last legal option for Point Reyes oyster farm after losing lower-court bid.
Very high fire danger forecast for hills and mountains. Little hope of rain for the rest of the month.