Air District Announces Settlement over Former Shell Refinery ViolationsThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Wednesday announced a settlement with Shell Oil Products US, which has agreed to pay $433,000 to settle violations at its former refinery in Martinez.
Red Flag Warning: Crews Stand By In Santa Cruz Mountains As Winds Whip UpAs winds whipped up in the wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains during the Red Flag Warning on Monday, Cal Fire crews were standing by, not taking any chances.
What to Do When You Meet a Bear on Your Autumn Sierra HikeCalifornia's regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation has important advice for anyone intending to visit bear country this fall.
'Outer Coast' Killer Whales Found in Monterey Bay Feast on Big Marine MammalsSwimming deep in Monterey Bay, a group of little-known "outer coast" transient killer whales that eat large sea mammals including gray whale calves has been found.
Drought Emergency: Dublin San Ramon Services District Raises Rates Amid Stage 2 Water ShortageThe Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors has approved stage 2 water shortage rates in response to worsening drought conditions in California.
Southern California Oil Spill: Ship Anchored At Port of Oakland InvestigatedThe U.S. Coast Guard is reportedly investigating whether a cargo ship currently anchored at the Port of Oakland played a part in the massive oil spill in fouling beaches in Southern California.
Newsom Signs North Bay Lawmaker's Bill Encouraging Prescribed Burns To Counter WildfiresCalifornia is encouraging more use of fire to fight fire, such as when deliberately set burns were recently used to protect giant sequoias from a raging wildfire, under a new law from a North Bay lawmaker.
Drought Emergency: San Jose Mayor Liccardo Proposes Outdoor Watering Limits To 2x/Week, Renews Calls To ConserveSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo renewed calls for residents to conserve water and proposed outdoor watering restrictions Wednesday as California's ongoing drought deepens.
94 Square Mile Area Of San Jose Placed Under Fruit Fly QuarantineState agricultural officials have ordered residents in the southern and eastern parts of the city of San Jose not to move homegrown fruits and vegetables out of the area after invasive fruit flies from Asia were discovered.
Drought Emergency: EBMUD To Draw 11 Billion Gallons From Sacramento River To Supplement SuppliesAmid the ongoing drought, officials with the East Bay Municipal Utility District announced it would draw supplemental water from the Sacramento River for the next several months.
Years-Long Tree Removal Dispute Between PG&E, Lafayette Residents May Soon Be ResolvedFour years after a citizens group in Lafayette sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. over a plan to cut down hundreds of trees, a resolution to the lengthy legal battle may finally be near.
NHTSA Decides Not To Open Formal Probe Of Tesla After Battery Fires AbroadU.S. automobile safety regulators have denied a petition seeking an investigation into Tesla software updates, saying it's unlikely a probe of the Bay Area-based automaker would find a safety defect.
Drought Emergency: Pleasanton Likely To Declare Stage 2 Water Shortage, Mandate 15% CutsThe Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday will likely declare a local drought emergency, declare a stage 2 water shortage, and mandate that Pleasanton water customers reduce their water use by 15 percent.
Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Extended Through SundayA triple threat of wildfire smoke, hot inland temperatures and vehicle exhaust have compelled air quality officials to extend the current Spare the Air Alert through Sunday.
California Offering Free Access To 19 State Parks To 4th Graders And Their Families Under New ProgramCalifornia students in the 4th grade can begin applying for a free pass granting access to nearly 20 California State Parks facilities for them and their families for a year, under a new state program.