The struggling monarch butterfly is getting help from an unlikely source: the California drought.
The San Diego region recorded its fourth consecutive month of significant water-use reductions since state mandates started in June, decreasing urban potable water use by 26 percent in September compared to September 2013.
Amid severe drought, the water board in this Southern California town imposed restrictions on Fallbrook Brewing Co., just as the tiny brewer doubled capacity to meet demand for its craft beers.
California State University San Marcos will host the second forum in the Free Forum Series "Fresh Perspectives on California's Water Future" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the campus' University Student Union Ballroom 2300.
Californians cut water use by 27 percent in August, marking the third consecutive month that residents and businesses surpassed the 25 percent conservation goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown to deal with the relentless drought, officials said Thursday.