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Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Same-Day Spare The Air Alert Called For 1st Time

Wildfires, high temperatures and light winds have caused air quality in Northern California to deteriorate and prompted Bay Area officials to declare Friday the first Spare the Air Day of the 2013 season.

05/03/2013

Firefighters battle a wildfire. (CBS)

Late Spare-The-Air Notice Issued As Wildfires Impact Air Quality

Wildfires, high temperatures and light winds have caused air quality in Northern California to deteriorate and prompted Bay Area officials to declare Friday the first Spare the Air Day of the 2013 season.

05/03/2013

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Despite Improved Air Quality Statewide, Some East Bay Communities Can’t Breathe Easy

Despite a statewide report that says Californians are breathing cleaner air, some East Bay communities are still suffering from industry-related pollution levels.

04/18/2013

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Bay Area Regulators Get Tough On Winter Wood Burning

As the weather starts to turn colder, the cozy feeling of sitting by a roaring fireplace could lead to a stiff fine if that fire is burning during a winter Spare the Air alert, air quality officials said.

10/25/2012

The sun shines bright in the blue skies over the Bay Area. (CBS)

Spare The Air Day Declared For Saturday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Saturday by Bay Area air quality officials. The alert, issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, means that air quality is expected to be poor and residents are advised to reduce driving and avoid outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day.

09/28/2012

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3rd Bay Area ‘Spare The Air’ Day Of The Week Declared

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that Thursday will be another “Spare the Air” day.

07/12/2012

The sun shines bright in the blue skies over the Bay Area. (CBS)

Bay Area Officials Declare Spare The Air Day For Saturday

Saturday has been declared the first Spare the Air day of the summer season, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

06/15/2012

Bay Area Coastal Counties Score High Marks For Air Quality

The Bay Area’s topography has helped it maintain better overall air quality than other parts of the state, this according to an annual report out from the American Lung Association. But there are still a lot of things individuals can do to help us breathe easier.

04/25/2012

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Pollution Down As Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Days End

The Winter Spare the Air season has ended, and there’s good news to report, as pollution levels from wood burning are down in the Bay Area.

03/01/2012

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Bay Area Residents Asked Not To Burn Wood

Bay Area residents have been asked not to burn wood Sunday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

02/05/2012

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