There is not much media attention yet, but the drought in California is of historic proportions. The year 2013 is likely going to be the driest ever recorded in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is particularly impressive given the period of record for both locations go back to the middle of the 19th century.
Christopher Burt has blogged on the drought, hopefully raising awareness of the potential dire consequences that are possible if the Winter rains/snows do not materialize(so far they have not).
Here is the link to Christopher’s blog