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Shopping carts sit in the parking lot of a Target store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Petaluma Target Store Evacuated After Sulfur Smell Emanates From Busted Sewer Drain

Employees were evacuated from a Target store in Petaluma Wednesday morning because of a sulfur-type odor, a fire captain said.

16 hours ago

(Credit Sarah Fine)

Coughing Fits, Strange Smell Force BART Train Evacuation, Nothing Found

A strange odor, noxious fumes, and train car full of coughing passengers triggered police to evacuate the entire BART train, created a domino effect of delays system wide, and spawned news stations to launch their helicopters, but after a short investigation, nothing was found.

08/22/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol

An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.

08/12/2014

Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is bottled at the Huy Fong Foods plant on May 14, 2014 in Irwindale, California. Huy Fong Foods is at legals odds with the Irwindale City Council and residents of nearby houses where some have complained of ill effects caused by strong pepper odors during the fall pepper crushing season at the plant. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Sriracha Hot Sauce Maker CEO Compares California Business Regulations To Communist Vietnam

The head of the Los Angeles-area company that makes Sriracha hot sauce has compared government restrictions on his business to those he faced in communist Vietnam.

05/15/2014

A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dozens Report Strong Gas-Like Smell In Richmond Area

Fire crews responded Tuesday to an influx of calls about a strong gas odor throughout west Richmond this afternoon, fire officials said.

10/08/2013

A general view during the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Another Sewage Problem Causes Foul Odor During Oakland A’s Game

The Oakland Athletics dealt with another sewage problem yesterday, this time in their dugout instead of the clubhouse area and nearby hallway.

09/18/2013

BART train, station

Gas Smell Briefly Stops Trains On BART Dublin-Pleasanton Line

BART trains on the Dublin-Pleasanton line were stopped Monday afternoon due to a natural gas odor, a spokeswoman said.

12/17/2012

A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mystery Hazmat Sickens 3 At Vallejo Post Office

Firefighters were at the scene of a hazardous materials incident at a post office in Vallejo Thursday afternoon.

07/12/2012

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Flight Returns To Oakland Airport After Strange Odor On Board

A Southwest Airlines flight returned to Oakland International Airport about 15 minutes after taking off Tuesday morning after a flight attendant reported a strange odor on board, an airport spokeswoman said.

06/12/2012

Workers monitor the leak of a crude oil pipeline in Concord, November 8, 2011. (CBS)

Concord Crude Oil Pipeline Repairs Likely To Cause More Odors

Air readings show the leak from the 16-inch pipeline does not pose a significant health threat but is releasing a sulfurous odor. However, when the repair process begins, the odor may intensify.

11/08/2011

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