Here’s a guide to what’s causing the drought and what it means for all of us.
A horse grazes at a ranch near Merced County, Calif. More than 20 of the state’s largest water districts have failed to turn in water management plans.Associated Press After largely ignoring a conservation law passed during the last drought, some of California’s largest agricultural water districts are facing a lawsuit that would force them to […]
The Department of Social Services launched its new search tool, which includes key facts about state-licensed child care centers and home-based day care facilities.
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Water runs along a farm irrigation ditch in Richvale, Calif. Amid a drought, most agricultural water districts are ignoring laws to track their flow.Jae C. Hong/Associated Press The last time California endured a drought, legislators set their sights on the state’s heaviest water users: farmers. The state designed laws to push agricultural water districts to […]
Parents in Napa and Santa Clara counties now can find out online whether the facilities they entrust with their children have had violations and complaints against them.
Residents have been clamoring for years for a more thorough investigation of their housing as contaminated objects have been found in and near occupied areas.
CIR and NBC Bay Area are launching a new project to collect Bay Area day care facility records with the help of community volunteers.
This story was also published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. SAN FRANCISCO – Halfway across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, an abrupt exit leads to Treasure Island, a seven-sided plain with spectacular views that inspire grandiose dreams. The Army Corps of Engineers created the island for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, encircling […]
Weeks after a report by The Center for Investigative Reporting and NBC Bay Area on the inaccessibility of records on California’s nearly 48,000 child care facilities, the Department of Social Services announced it will post basic inspection information online within a few months.
Denise Davis, shown in her daughter’s bedroom in her San Jose, Calif., home, used to send her children to a day care in Stephanie Newbrough’s home in Milpitas. The day care was shut down last year after a long history of breaking state rules, including a lack of supervision of children. Davis says she would […]