Several new testing sites run by a company called “Stop. Swab. Go.” are getting mixed results, and raising eyebrows.
Symptoms among the vaccinated are mostly mild. But hospitalizations are increasing and officials fear hospitals could be stressed in the coming weeks due to omicron.
This month’s rains helped tamper down fire danger, but experts say the East Bay is not out of the woods yet.
To mark the fire’s 30th anniversary, we produced a 30-minute podcast looking back at the historic blaze that forever changed how the East Bay looks at wildfires.
How do you protect your property? What does the law require? What help is available? What if you rent? What do you need to know about fire insurance?
How dangerous are wildfires? What’s the history of wildfires? What activities are dangerous during fire season? What apps can help?
Bay Area fire officials and weather experts say getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge — and has never been so important.
How do wildfires affect air pollution? How bad is smoke for my health? How do I track air quality and protect myself from smoke?
The Berkeley Fire Department will declare “Extreme Fire Weather” due to forecasted high winds and low humidity on the highest-risk Red Flag days.
The herds are nearly done with their annual munch-fest, which helps clear dry grass and debris from the East Bay hills.
COVID-19 infections are increasing in Berkeley and Alameda County, including in long-term care facilities.
In Berkeley and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.
County health officials reviewed COVID-19 death records and found 411 cases that were “clearly not” caused by the disease.
The FDA has given Pfizer emergency authorization so preteens can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Getting COVID-19 vaccine shots in arms will now mostly fall to community-based groups.
Officials say the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe but rebuilding confidence requires time and education.