Contra Costa County Halts New Hemp Grows While Regulations Are CreatedFollowing some complaints from people who live near eastern Contra Costa County industrial hemp grow sites about odor, lights and other factors, the county Board of Supervisors has approved a 45-day moratorium on new hemp planting as regulations governing location and cultivation of industrial hemp are considered.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Doctors Want Loss Of Smell, Taste Added To Coronavirus Screening List As the pace of coronavirus testing picks up across the San Francisco Bay Area, health leaders were recommending that loss of smell and taste should be added to the criteria used to determine who gets tested for the virus.
Mill Valley Students Suffer With Stench Of Neighboring Sewage PlantMill Valley Middle School has a smelly problem. Parents say foul-smelling fumes coming from a nearby sewage plant is making their kids feel sick.
Locals Complain About Terrible Stench In North San Jose NeighborhoodA sickening stench is hanging over a North San Jose neighborhood, despite recent sewer repairs.
UC Berkeley Researchers Uncover Link Between Sense Of Smell, Burning CaloriesResearchers at UC Berkeley have uncovered a link between the sense of smell and burning calories, in a study of genetically engineered mice.
'Sonoma Aroma' Filling North Bay Noses With Poop SmellSonoma County is playing host to an annual tradition - the smell of poop in the air.
San Francisco Hires 'Potty-Sitters' To Discourage Bad Public Bathroom BehaviorThe city of San Francisco is stepping up its stinky patrol with the recent hiring of "potty-sitters" to ensure the city's public toilets are in decent condition and used for their intended purpose.
Bad Tasting, Smelly Tap Water Returns To East Bay MUD Customers This WeekendThe East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.
South Bay Landfill Prompting 30 Complaints Daily; Neighbors Say Smell Getting WorseA landfill may be responsible for a stench plaguing residents in the South Bay that has prompted dozens of air quality complaints on a daily basis.
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.
Shelter-In-Place Order Lifted After Hayward Hazmat Situation At Chemical CompanyA hazmat situation at a Hayward chemical company has ended after nearby residents and businesses were ordered to shelter in place within a one-mile radius.
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.