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Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

July 22, 2014 | 3:16 pm

Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

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Early-morning lightning, which hit all over Bay Area, caused power outage in the Oakland Coliseum.

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California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

July 21, 2014 | 12:28 pm

California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

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Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history.

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USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

July 18, 2014 | 12:20 pm

USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

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Much of the aid will help Californians whose wells have dried up connect to the municipal water supply.

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News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

July 18, 2014 | 10:26 am

News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

July 17, 2014 | 3:22 pm

Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

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Since July 1, officials have trapped and released nine black bears and killed one.

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Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

July 17, 2014 | 1:55 pm

Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

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Warning is issued as drought and dry lightning kindle fears of a repeat of last year’s Rim Fire.

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California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

July 17, 2014 | 7:06 am

California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

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Investigative report prompted legal action. And some districts are responding.

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Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

July 16, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

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Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.

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Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

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Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.

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California Regulators Approve Fines for Wasting Water

July 15, 2014 | 6:23 pm

California Regulators Approve Fines for Wasting Water

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Californians could face fines of up to $500 for wasting water on lawns, landscaping or car washing.

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