Coronavirus Tracking App Unveiled To Notify User When They Are Exposed To COVID-19The state of California has partnered with other western states to pilot a mobile app designed by Google and Apple that notifies a user when they have been exposed to someone infected with the novel coronavirus.
Scientists: Water Shortages In West Likelier Than Previously ThoughtThere's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025.
California Gyms, Fitness Centers Sue Over State's COVID-19 ClosuresCalifornia fitness centers have filed a lawsuit alleging Gov. Gavin Newsom's measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus unfairly target the industry.
Tri-Valley Water Districts Tackle Toxic Chemicals In Drinking Water WellsAt least 500 hundred drinking water wells that serve up to nine million Californians have potentially dangerous levels of a highly toxic family of chemicals and some of the worst are right here in the Bay Area.
Early Fire Season Puts Weary Northern California Firefighters On Front Lines For MonthsWith at least two good months of fire season left, weary firefighters in Northern California are ready for the next fight.
UC Expert Says California Forest Management Alone Can't Prevent 'Wind-Driven' WildfiresTo be clear, UC Berkeley Forestry Specialist, Dr. Bill Stewart, says no amount of forest management would prevent the kinds of fires we’ve seen lately.
Newsom Signs Bill Lifting Barriers To Inmate Fire Crews Pursuing Firefighter CareersStanding where firefighters have battled one of the many major wildfires burning across the state, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday to remove barriers to inmate fire crews seeking careers as first responders once out of prison.
California Sued Over Death Of San Quentin Prisoner From COVID-19The family of a San Quentin State Prison inmate who died from COVID-19 filed a suit against the State of California and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation over his death.
UC Climate Experts Warn California Wildfires, Extreme Weather Events Will Get WorseIf it seems like California's wildfires and weather are becoming more extreme, climate experts say they are, and, in fact, it's going to get worse. The orange and dark skies over the Bay Area may be a ominous sign of what will be in our future.
Thousands Of Below Market Rate Housing Units Disappearing, Putting Seniors At RiskAffordable housing in California, already an extremely rare commodity, will likely become even more rare in the next decade.
U.S. Forest Service Closes All National Forests In California Over Fire DangerBecause of what the U.S. Forest Service calls "unprecedented and historic fire conditions" throughout California, the forest service is closing all national forests in the state.
COVID-19 Reopening: What Has Reopened In Each Bay Area County?With the state providing newly revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses that have been closed since March are now able to reopen.
Newsom Offers Clarification On COVID Eviction Protection, Unveils Website For Tenants, LandlordsCalifornia renters and landlords facing hardships because of the coronavirus pandemic are the focus of a new effort by the state to clarify the state's evictions laws and direct them to resources available.
Gov. Newsom Poised To Sign Bill That Keeps Foreclosed Homes In Hands Of ResidentsSB 1079, titled "Homes for Homeowners, Not Corporations," would give tenants, families, housing nonprofits and local governments first dibs on foreclosed properties before corporations.
Gov. Newsom Outlines California's New Simplified, 4-Tier COVID-19 Reopening GuidelinesGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday provided details on California's new simplified, four-tier, COVID-19 guidelines for counties to reopen specific business sectors based on what health officials have learned about the pandemic in recent months.