There have been many firefighting improvements since a deadly firestorm ripped through the hills of Berkeley and Oakland 20 years ago next week. But, firefighters can’t do much about the hills themselves, forcing them to navigate dangerous roads whenever flames break out.
With a renewed emphasis on natural gas as a cleaner-burning alternative fuel, Rio Vista — at the center of one of the state’s biggest gas fields — should benefit but there are signs that the gas wells are slowly giving out.
A wild land management plan for the East Bay hills has been approved, but not everyone is happy with it, believing the plan doesn’t go far enough.
Boaters in the Bay Area are struggling with the rising costs of gas to fill up their boats.
Firefighters are requesting boaters to stay away from the San Mateo Marina Lagoon while crews clean up a diesel fuel spill Saturday afternoon.
Authorities have removed a barge that became beached near San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club Tuesday, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said Wednesday.
A barge ran aground and became stuck near San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club early Tuesday morning, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule by the end of September on whether to allow gasoline retailers to increase the maximum amount of ethanol in their gas mixtures from 10 to 15 percent.