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Amid drought, California declares war on lush lawns

A resident's brown lawn can be seen in the city of Glendora, east of Los Angeles on July 29, 2014 in California, where a neighbor made headlines after receiving a letter from the city threatening fines if they didn't water their lawnLush green lawns, a symbol of the American way of life, are under attack in California, where "cash for grass" programs have sprouted like weeds amid a severe drought. With the western US state struggling to conserve water, locals are re-landscaping their outdoor spaces as attitudes shift about what constitutes an attractive yard.