Richmond Chevron Refinery Flaring Exceeded State LimitsFlaring exceeded a state limit on New Year's Eve at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, according to spokesman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Air Quality Officials Ban Fireplace Fires On Christmas DayOne Christmas tradition has been extinguished by Bay Area air quality control officials.
Multi-Day Spare The Air Alert Issued For Bay AreaThe ninth, 10th and 11th Spare the Air alerts of the season were issued Thursday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Friday, December 22 through Christmas Eve.
Washington State - Cal Game Played Despite Wildfire Smoke PollutionThe game between Washington State and California went ahead as planned Friday night despite poor air quality from the fires in nearby wine country.
North Bay Breathing Mask Free GiveawaySchools have been closed, doctors offices and emergency rooms have filled up as smoke from the wine country fires has made it difficult to breath in the Bay Area.
Wildfire Smoke Cancels Virgin Sport Festival & Half MarathonThe inaugural Virgin Sport Festival of Fitness that was scheduled for this weekend in San Francisco has been canceled because of air quality problems caused by the North Bay wildfires.
Contra Costa Schools Cancel Classes, Activities Over Air QualityContra Costa County schools will be closed Thursday because of poor air quality in the area from the North Bay wildfires.
Wildfire Smoke Drifts Across Bay Area For 2nd Straight DayAs firefighters continue to battle over a dozen wildfires in the Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country, air quality remains an issue across the Bay Area.
Smoke From NorCal Fires Settles Over Sizzling Bay AreaA number of Bay Area communities are seeing smoky conditions as a result of large fires in Northern California, and air quality conditions have reached unhealthy levels in some areas.
Regulators Fail To Impose Emissions Cap On Bay Area Oil RefineriesOil companies didn't want any cap while environmentalist said the caps, which were rolled back in recent weeks out of fear of lawsuits, were a huge step back.
Bay Area Air Quality Plan Advocates Low Carbon DietThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has adopted a sweeping new air quality and climate plan that has the agency thinking way beyond Spare the Air Days. The plan called Spare the Air - Cool the Climate would like to advise Bay Area residents on what to put on the table.
Oroville Dam Repair Crews Deal With Naturally Occurring AsbestosAir-quality officials are working with repair crews at California's damaged Oroville Dam spillway after the discovery of naturally occurring asbestos there.