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Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May

Cities in drought-plagued California took water conservation seriously in May. Residential water use went down by 28.9 percent in May, according to a press release from the State Water Resources Control Board."The numbers tell us that more Californians are stepping up to help make their communities more water secure, which is welcome news in the face of this dire drought," said State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus, in the press release. "That said, we need all Californians to step up — and...
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It’s now safe to say that work on the Lake Fire  - which has been burning in the San Bernardino Mountains south and east of Highway 38 for more than two weeks – is winding down. For the past few days, firefighters have held the growth of the blaze to just more than 31-thousand acres in size, and containment has gone from 70 percent yesterday to 80 percent today (Friday).  This time last week, there were nearly 2,300 personnel deployed to fight the lake fire; as of Friday morning, the Forest Service says it has reduced personnel working on the blaze by nearly half, to 1200.

A new survey of Californians finds July Fourth holiday travel will be relatively unchanged from last year.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports.

The California Senate held two hearings yesterday (Thursday) as part of special legislative sessions ordered by Governor Jerry Brown.  The sessions will deal with infrastructure and health financing.  But some lawmakers wonder what they will accomplish.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

As the state continues through its worst drought in history, Californians stepped up their water conservation in May.  Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports.

Smart phones sold in California will now come with added protections.  Capital Public Radio's Kaite Orr reports on a new law that took effect this week.

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The Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains south and east of Highway 38 is holding at 31,359 acres burned and is at 70 percent containment, as of Thursday morning, 7/2.  The fire has grown minimally over the past few days, and the U.S. Forest Service has reduced the personnel deployed to fight the blaze to just more than 1,400, down from nearly 2,300 personnel assigned to the fire just a few days ago.

At it’s 8:00am update Thursday morning, the Forest Service reported these details:

Current Fire Situation

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At last report Thursday morning, CalFire and other agencies had a handle on a brush fire that has burned 175 acres in Moreno Valley since it started last night.  The so-called 'Merwin Fire' began just before 9:00pm Wednesday night near the corner of Merwin Street and Campbell Avenue, south of Alessandro Blvd.

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With a heat wave gripping parts of Southern California and power demand
on the rise ... the state's energy grid has issued a so-called flex alert ...
urging residents to conserve electricity between 2 this afternoon and 9 tonight
to reduce strain on the system.

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The Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains for the past two weeks has edged up to 31,359 acres in size and is now 65 percent contained.

The U.S. Forest Service reports today (Wednesday 7/1) that the blaze is now limited to “interior smoldering,” with isolated flare-ups along the still-uncontrolled southern portion of the burn area perimeter.  The Forest Service says very little perimeter growth was reported yesterday and overnight (Tuesday/Wednesday).

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A California Assembly committee will hear a bill today (Wednesday) that would allow water districts to impose sizeable taxes on any business, industry, or person who wastes water.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the measure would require voter approval.

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Cities in drought-plagued California took water conservation seriously in May. Residential water use went down by 28.9 percent in May, according to a press release from the State Water Resources Control Board."The numbers tell us that more Californians are stepping up to help make their communities more water secure, which is welcome news in the face of this dire drought," said State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus, in the press release. "That said, we need all Californians to step up — and...
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