Carrie Kartman’s solo play explores the family dynamics that stopped her from contradicting her mother’s mycological knowledge — and serves as a warning to watch out for death caps this time of year.
The city settled with an environmental nonprofit this month to avoid a lawsuit over stormwater management at its trash and recycling hub. Berkeley has also responded to a notice of violations from the regional water board.
Depending on whether you look at AirNow or PurpleAir, you might get very different results of the quality of the air in your neighborhood. What’s the deal?
Masks made of disposable paper and cloth are ineffective at blocking out the fine particulate matter contained in wildfire smoke. The EPA recommends you use a well-fitted N95.
During loosely structured group conversations about death, participants talk of grief, ghosts and all matters end-of-life while sipping tea and nibbling cookies.
Supplies for your pets — including a week’s supply of food, water and any medications — should be part of your emergency kit.
Have some time on your hands and a desire to help? Volunteer in your neighborhood or the wider community.
How do wildfires affect air pollution? How bad is smoke for my health? How do I track air quality and protect myself from smoke?
Issues with mobility, hearing, vision, frailty and intellectual or developmental disabilities make emergency preparedness more challenging. Preparation can help and may save lives.
PG&E’s new approach to preventing its electrical equipment from sparking fires is by cutting power immediately — within a tenth of a second — when an object is sensed to have struck a line during strong fire conditions in high risk areas.
How do you protect your property? How has guidance changed? What help is available? What if you rent? What do you need to know about fire insurance?
The Berkeley Fire Department will declare “Extreme Fire Weather” due to forecasted high winds and low humidity on the highest-risk Red Flag days.