Marin Firefighters Use Controlled Burn to Clear Space by Homes and Practice TechniqueFire crews in Marin County are working to both reduce the wildfire risk and prepare themselves for challenging firefights sure to come this season. Wilson Walker reports. (5-28-21)
Brentwood Combats Drought With Free Recycled Water HandoutsBrentwood is offering an innovative water recycling program to residents to encourage conservation as the drought drags on. Wilson Walker reports. (5-27-21)
Road To Recovery: Bay Area Transit Ridership Rising Amid Vaccinations, Offices ReopeningAs a growing number of offices reopen and with vaccination rates climbing, Bay Area transit agencies are seeing a steady increase of riders since the start of the pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (5/24/21)
UC Davis Research Shows Seaweed Snack Reduces Cow Methane EmissionsNew research shows livestock lunching on the seaweed can dramatically lower the harmful levels of methane released by cows. (5-22-21)
Oakland 'Bulky Block Party' Aims to Fight BlightAt a major spring cleaning event in Oakland Saturday, people waited in long lines to do the right thing at the city's first bulky block party in over a year. Wilson Walker reports. (5-22-21)
Dire Drought Conditions Prompt Marin County to Consider Ban on Home Water HookupsThe Marin Municipal Water District might temporarily ban new water hookups for the first time in nearly three decades. Brian Hackney reports. (5-20-21)
Researchers Use New Tools to Measure Underwater Sound Pollution in S.F. BayUnderwater noise that negatively impacts marine mammals isn't just a product of big cargo ships. Smaller vessels contribute to the pollution as well. Kiet Do reports. (5-20-21)
Juveniles Started Explosive Martinez Fire That Burned Home, Multiple VehiclesAmid extremely windy conditions, three teenagers sparked a fire that burned a Martinez home and multiple vehicles on Wednesday, authorities said. Andrea Nakano reports. (5/19/21)
Marin County Declares Drought EmergencyConditions are so bad Marin County officially declared a "drought emergency" on Tuesday. The action could help the county access disaster relief funds. Wilson Walker reports. (5-18-21)
Recent Burn Areas Remain Vulnerable To Future Wildfires, Cal Fire WarnsFollowing a record-breaking wildfire season, Cal Fire is warning that burn scars in and around the Bay Area are not immune to burning in what is expected to be a long and dangerous summer. Devin Fehely reports. (5/17/21)
Wildfire Season: Palisades Fire Burns 1,300 Acres In Los Angeles CountyFive hundred people remain evacuated Monday as the Palisades Fire in Los Angeles County has scorched 1,300 acres. Rachel Kim reports. (5/17/21)
Demonstrators Call on San Francisco to Keep Great Highway Closed to CarsIts closure during the pandemic shifted traffic off the Great Highway onto neighborhood streets. Protesters marched on Sunday to demand the city keep it that way. John Ramos reports. (5-16-21)
Marin County Buzzing Over San Anselmo Bear SightingMarin County is abuzz about a tree-climbing bear in San Anselmo on Thursday. People are wondering if they should expect more bears. Andria Borba reports. (5-14-21)
Brentwood Pulls Permit for Gas Pipeline That Has Been in Service for DecadesBrentwood said “no more” this week to a fuel pipeline that has operated in the city’s southwestern region for the past 30 years. Da Lin reports. (5-14-21)
COVID Recovery: Muni Metro Trains Set To Resume ServiceFor the first time since the start of the pandemic, service on San Francisco's Muni Metro will resume. Gianna Franco offers a preview of what riders should expect. (5/12/21)
Bay Area Fire Danger: Brush-Clearing Goats In High Demand As Dry Conditions Come EarlyWith dry conditions so early during fire season, a companies that supplies goats that graze on tinder dry brush is booked until fall and is now turning away customers. Juliette Goodrich reports. (5/10/21)
North Bay Homeowners Scramble to Prepare Properties for Early Fire SeasonThe North Bay is one of the hot spots dealing with extreme fire danger and residents are busy clearing space around their homes in preparation for a drought-driven wildfire season. Da Lin reports. (5-9-21)
South Bay Farms, Ranches Grapple With Worsening DroughtSanta Clara County ranchers and farmers fear the worst as the region descends deeper into a severe drought. Len Ramirez reports. (5-6-21)
CA Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Enforce CRV Refund LawsA year after KPIX first exposed problems with California's CRV Refund recycling program the situation has gotten worse. Maria Medina tells us about a bill that aims to fix it.
In the Shadow of Mount Diablo, Communities Brace for Wildfire SeasonThe first weekend in May marks the beginning of a statewide Wildfire Awareness Week -- a reminder that fire season isn’t what is used to be in the Golden State. John Ramos reports. (5-2-21)
Cal Fire Faces Staffing ShortageWith wildfires already burning around the state there's concern Cal Fire does not have the personnel needed for the upcoming fire season. Renee Santos reports. (4-30-21)
South Bay Officials Draw on Distant Water Reserves as Drought DeepensQuestions Bay Area water districts are facing: how much water do they have stored up for the dry days ahead and what's their longterm plan for increasing storage? Len Ramirez reports. (4-29-21)
Most of Bay Area Under Extreme Drought ConditionsTeam coverage from Juliette Goodrich and Wilson Walker in the East Bay. (4-29-21)
Santa Clara County Residents Asked To Voluntarily Conserve WaterThe Santa Clara County Water District is asking ratepayers to slash their water usage before drought conditions worsen. Maria Medina has details on ways residents can voluntarily conserve water.

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