Sonoma County Cannabis Grower Pleads Guilty To Felony Environmental ViolationsA man has pleaded guilty to environmental violations in connection with a cannabis growing operation on his property in western Sonoma County, prosecutors said.
Bed Bath & Beyond To Pay $1.49 Million To Settle Lawsuit Alleging Illegal Hazardous Waste DumpingRetailer Bed Bath & Beyond will pay $1.49 million to settle a lawsuit over allegations the company illegally disposed of hazardous waste at local landfills, authorities announced Wednesday.
UPDATE: Red Flag Warning In Bay Area Starts Sunday; Strongest Winds Of Year ForecastThe National Weather Service on Friday upgraded a declared Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills and valleys, the North Bay Mountains and Santa Cruz Mountains starting Sunday morning.
Bay Area Fire Weather Watch Declared For Early Next Week, 'Strongest' Winds Of The Year PossibleA Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the Bay Area for early next week, as forecasters warn of "critical to extreme" conditions due to strong winds and low humidity.
Red Flag Warning Issued For Fire-Weary North Bay - 'Winds Whipping Back Up'A Red Flag Warning has been issued for fire-weary North Bay communities on Monday, as forecasters predict bursts of gusty offshore winds, along with continued dry conditions.
Bay Area Leaders Push Back On Climate Plan's 60% Work From Home MandateSan Francisco Mayor London Breed and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Wednesday joined Bay Area state leaders in raising concerns about the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Plan Bay Area 2050.
California ISO Issues Flex Alert Amid Hot October Temperatures, Conservation UrgedThe California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has announced a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday afternoon, due to anticipated high demand for electricity amid unseasonably high temperatures.
Red Flag Warning Declared For North Bay, East Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains - 'Critical Fire Weather Conditions'A Red Flag Warning has been issued for much of the North Bay and East Bay, along with the Santa Cruz Mountains starting Wednesday, as the National Weather Service warns of "critical fire weather conditions."
UPDATE: PG&E Says PSPS Likely During Fire Weather Watch For North Bay, East Bay Hills, Santa Cruz MountainsWith hot, dry and windy conditions forecast later this week, PG&E officials said more public safety power shutoffs were likely in some parts of the Bay Area during the upcoming fire weather watch.
Air District Lifts Spare The Air Alerts Early As Glass Fire Reaches 96% ContainmentSpare the Air alerts that had been issued for Monday and Tuesday because of unhealthy amounts of wildfire smoke expected in the Bay Area have been lifted because fire containment and onshore winds have kept most of the smoke from settling around the region.
FEMA Extends Deadline for August Wildfires AidThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday that it’s extending deadlines for residents in ten Northern California counties applying for aid to help in the wake of the lightning complex fires this summer.
Newsom Launches Land, Water Conservation Initiative To Fight Climate Change, Restore BiodiversityBuilding on a series of actions to combat climate change, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced an executive order to preserve 30 percent of the state's land and coastal waters by 2030 as part of an international effort to expand and restore the planet's biodiversity.
Smoke From Glass Fire Prompts Spare The Air Alert Extension Through ThursdayContinued smoke from the Glass Fire burning in the North Bay has prompted the ongoing Spare the Air alert to be extended through Thursday, but relief from the smoke should come this weekend, officials said.
Record Torched: 2020 California Wildfires Have Burned More Than 4 Million AcresWildfires across California have burned "well over" 4 million acres so far this year with about two months remaining in the fire season.
Minority-Owned SF Gas Station Wants New Lease; Housing Advocates Want It GoneThe future of one minority-owned gas station in San Francisco is fueling quite a debate. While some want to save it, others want to replace it with affordable housing.