Tag Archives: air quality

The High Street bridge in East Oakland, as seen from a balcony in the Fruitvale neighborhood on Tuesday. Heavy smoke from the Sonoma and Santa Clara fires filled the Bay Area, diminishing air quality and restricting views (Photo by Brian Krans)

Wine country wildfires create hazardous air conditions for Bay Area residents

Wildfires in wine country have created hazardous air conditions for the entire Bay Area, affecting most heavily children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory conditions.

Chevron installs new air monitor in North Richmond

Contra Costa County residents will soon have a better understanding of exactly what is in the air they're breathing. Chevron recently installed a new air-monitoring station at Fire Station 62, in North Richmond, which will...

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia to join the California Air Resources Board

Governor Jerry Brown selected County Supervisor John Gioia on Tuesday to represent the San Francisco Bay Area on the California Air Resources Board.  The 12-member panel, a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency, provides...