South Bay reservoirs impacted by drought

Palo Alto fire sending crews to help battle King Fire


    The Palo Alto fire department is among the local agencies getting involved in the battle against the King Fire. 
    The department has posted a photo on its Twitter page showing an engine leaving for the front lines. 
    The King Fire grew by 6,000 acres Tuesday night and has now burned more than 15,000 acres of the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento. 
    The Palo Alto engine is part of a strike team of fire crews from around Santa Clara County heading to the King Fire. 
    The U.S. Forest Service says more than 2,400 homes and structures are threatened.  Full Story

Cars catch ablaze outside Campbell apartment complex


    40 people had to evacuate a Campbell apartment complex in their pajamas early yesterday morning when three vehicles caught on fire in a carport on the 100 block of Union Avenue. 
    The fire did not spread to the apartments, but people were forced out of their homes for about an hour. 
    County Fire Battalion Chief Kendall Pierson tells KLIV the gasoline that leaked from the vehicles created a hazmat situation, as they wanted to prevent it from running into the Los Gatos Creek.
    The large apartment complex is two doors down the street from the Campbell Fire station, so firefighters were on the scene quickly.  Full Story

Facebook restores drag queen profiles


    Profiles of drag queens have been restored by Facebook, but the social networking company won't change its policy requiring account holders to use their real names rather than drag names.  
    The names of the drags queens have been restored after Facebook officials met yesterday with several drag queens and a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
    The drag queens say requiring them to disclose their real names is unfair and could put their jobs, relationships and health at risk.
    Facebook says it will keep the accounts active for two weeks to let people decide whether to provide their real names.  Full Story