Pelicans are a fixture of CA. Why are hundreds sick and starving?

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Veterinarian Jamie Sherman of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network examines a brown pelican while volunteer Diane Carter holds the bird, in an exam at the International Bird Rescue in San Pedro. Photo by Susan Valot.

Southern California bird rescues are dealing with an influx of sick or injured brown pelicans. No one knows why, but many birds appear to be starving.

Water restrictions are set to take effect on June 1 for many Southern Californians. They apply to lawns, swimming pools, car washing, and more. KCRW breaks down the rules.

Shorten showers to five minutes, don’t let the faucet run while brushing your teeth, rethink what you eat and what your yard looks like. These are some tips to conserve water.