( Gary Reyes )
Driest January in history: Bay Area swings from boom to bust after wettest December

With high-pressure system parked off the West Coast for the whole month, fears that the 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge' in 2014 that led to the third year of California's historic drought may have returned. 
California drought: Sierra snowpack measuring is a lot more complex than it looks
Today, snow sensors scattered through the Sierra Nevada, satellite imagery and aerial flybys augment the 106-year-old 'manual survey.' The technology helps to provide a clearer round-the-clock update of California's water conditions that water agencies need to manage our water for the rest of the year.
 

Link to weather page  
 
California's drought: Flipbook of the maps, 2014

The maps created by the U.S. Drought Monitor show the severity of California's drought for each week of 2014. 
Link out to water district reservoir page  
 
( Gary Reyes )
Driest January in history: Bay Area swings from boom to bust after wettest December

With high-pressure system parked off the West Coast for the whole month, fears that the 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge' in 2014 that led to the third year of California's historic drought may have returned. 
 
 
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on. 
(AP Photo/CBS, Lou Bopp)
David Letterman wants Jay Leno to appear on show

Former “Tonight Show” host has been invited to appear with old rival before CBS host retires in May.