Brown acts amid increasing alarm over the economic consequences of the prolonged dry spell.
Temperatures reached new highs as an unrelenting ridge of high pressure keeps creating weird weather.
Rare winter wildfires flare up in N. California. Drought conditions prompt action in Sacramento area.
The snowstorm on the east coast is wreaking havoc across the country.
About 15 homes have been destroyed as unusual late-season blaze slowly spreads in rugged countryside.
Our best images from an event-filled week around the Bay Area.
The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.
Oracle Team USA earned a 32.8 second victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in Monday’s race.
All residents evacuated due to the blaze on Mount Diablo have now returned to their homes.