Shelter In Place, Respiratory Issues Prompted By Strong Odor In VallejoResidents in Vallejo were urged to shelter in place as fire crews work to determine the cause of a strong odor.
Gas Flaring at Chevron Refinery In RichmondContra Costa Health Services said there were reports of gas flaring at the Chevron refinery in Richmond Tuesday night.
Father, Son Found Dead In Mountain View Apartment With Gas Leak IdentifiedThe bodies discovered decomposing Wednesday in an apartment complex in Mountain View that had a strong gas odor were father Lian Liu and his son.
Investigation of Noxious Gas At Mountain View Apartment Complex Reveals 2 Decomposing BodiesTwo decomposing bodies were found Wednesday inside the apartment that was the source of an unusual chemical odor that prompted authorities to evacuate the entire complex, said Mountain View police.
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.
Coughing Fits, Strange Smell Force BART Train Evacuation, Nothing FoundA strange odor, noxious fumes, and train car full of coughing passengers triggered police to evacuate the entire BART train, created a domino effect of delays system wide, and spawned news stations to launch their helicopters, but after a short investigation, nothing was found.
Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.
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 Hazmat Sickens 3 At Vallejo Post OfficeFirefighters were at the scene of a hazardous materials incident at a post office in Vallejo Thursday afternoon.
Southwest Flight Returns To Oakland Airport After Strange Odor On BoardA Southwest Airlines flight returned to Oakland International Airport about 15 minutes after taking off Tuesday morning after a flight attendant reported a strange odor on board, an airport spokeswoman said.
Concord Crude Oil Pipeline Repairs Likely To Cause More OdorsAir readings show the leak from the 16-inch pipeline does not pose a significant health threat but is releasing a sulfurous odor. However, when the repair process begins, the odor may intensify.
Gas Odor Halts San Bruno Pipeline Work Near Deadly Blast SiteA strong smell of gas forced PG&E crews to halt excavations around a natural gas transmission pipeline in San Bruno on Saturday, a spokesman said Sunday.