- Santa Barbara to restart desalination plant amid drought Updated: Jul-22-15 9:50 am
SANTA BARBARA, California - The Santa Barbara City Council has unanimously voted to spend $55 million to reactivate the city's desalination plant and tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water amid an historic drought.
- Final California beach fouled by oil spill is reopened Updated: Jul-17-15 7:23 pm
SANTA BARBARA, California - The last of several Southern California beaches soiled by last spring's massive oil spill reopened Friday to enthusiastic crowds that quickly jammed its campgrounds to capacity.
- California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Updated: Jul-05-15 11:16 am
ROSEVILLE, California - Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.
- Fishing resumes in waters fouled by California oil spill Updated: Jun-30-15 12:14 am
SANTA BARBARA, California - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife allowed fishing to resume on Monday across 138 square miles of water off the Santa Barbara coast that was closed following last month's huge oil spill.