San Francisco Hires 'Potty-Sitters' To Discourage Bad Public Bathroom BehaviorThe city of San Francisco is stepping up its stinky patrol with the recent hiring of "potty-sitters" to ensure the city's public toilets are in decent condition and used for their intended purpose.
Bad Tasting, Smelly Tap Water Returns To East Bay MUD Customers This WeekendThe East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.
South Bay Landfill Prompting 30 Complaints Daily; Neighbors Say Smell Getting WorseA landfill may be responsible for a stench plaguing residents in the South Bay that has prompted dozens of air quality complaints on a daily basis.
Petaluma Target Store Evacuated After Sulfur Smell Emanates From Busted Sewer DrainEmployees were evacuated from a Target store in Petaluma Wednesday morning because of a sulfur-type odor, a fire captain said.
Shelter-In-Place Order Lifted After Hayward Hazmat Situation At Chemical CompanyA hazmat situation at a Hayward chemical company has ended after nearby residents and businesses were ordered to shelter in place within a one-mile radius.
Sriracha Hot Sauce Maker CEO Compares California Business Regulations To Communist VietnamThe 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.
Dozens Report Strong Gas-Like Smell In Richmond AreaFire crews responded Tuesday to an influx of calls about a strong gas odor throughout west Richmond this afternoon, fire officials said.
Another Sewage Problem Causes Foul Odor During Oakland A's GameThe Oakland Athletics dealt with another sewage problem yesterday, this time in their dugout instead of the clubhouse area and nearby hallway.
Gas Smell Briefly Stops Trains On BART Dublin-Pleasanton LineBART trains on the Dublin-Pleasanton line were stopped Monday afternoon due to a natural gas odor, a spokeswoman said.
Mystery Odor Plagues Mineta San Jose Offices