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.
Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.
Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.
Californians could face fines of up to $500 for wasting water on lawns, landscaping or car washing.