Altamont Pass

(CBS SF)

Altamont Pass Big Rig Fire Jams Traffic On 580 Through Livermore

A big rig caught fire in the Altamont Pass Tuesday morning causing heavy traffic delays through Livermore.

06/09/2015

A Golden Eagle.  (Source: Tony Wisgett; Wikimedia Commons)

Wind Farms Spacing Out Turbines To Better Accommodate Birds; Reduce Death Rates

The wind farm on Altamont Pass is one of the deadliest locations in the Bay Area for eagles, hawks and other birds to fly, but is slowly becoming a safer place because companies are restructuring.

06/08/2015

Cal Fire planes spray slurry on a wildfire in the Altamont Pass, May 28th, 2015 (Photo by @brianjtarte, used with permission)

Cal Fire Battles 200+ Acre Vegetation Fire In Altamont Pass Area

Cal Fire is battling a 242-acre vegetation fire in Alameda County Thursday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.

05/28/2015

A grass fire along I-580 in Altamont. (CBS)

Grass Fire Along I-589 Near Altamont Pass Causes Traffic Delays In Both Directions

Fire crews have contained a roughly 75-acre grass fire in the center divide of Interstate Highway 580 in Alameda County Sunday afternoon, a Cal Fire official said.

05/17/2015

Wind turbines near the Altamont Pass. (CBS)

Permits Extended For Older Altamont Pass Wind Turbines; Environmentalists Say Over 1,500 Birds Could Die

Alameda County Supervisors approved an extension for permits for older model wind turbines on the Altamont Pass that environmentalists say could cause more bird deaths.

03/24/2015

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbines

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.

05/23/2014

(CBS)

Car Fire Sparks Fast Moving Grass Fire Near Altamont Pass

Traffic is snarled on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in the Altamont Pass area because of a grass fire that was sparked by a car crash.

07/04/2013

California High-Speed Rail

Peninsula Cities Lose Bid To Block High-Speed Rail Along Caltrain Corridor

The cities of Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto have lost a bid to block the California high-speed rail line along the peninsula’s Caltrain corridor.

03/01/2013

A wildfire burns in the Altamont Pass area west of Tracy on July 14, 2011. (CBS)

Wildfire Burns Hundreds Of Acres In Altamont Pass Area

Firefighters have contained a large grass fire that burned close to Interstate 580 in the Altamont Pass area near Tracy on Thursday afternoon.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Chopper 5 over a wildfire burning near the Altamont Pass on July 5, 2011. (CBS)

Wildfire Near Altamont Pass Fully Contained

Firefighters fully contained a grass and brush fire near the Altamont Pass Tuesday evening, authorities said.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

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