How dangerous are wildfires? What’s the history of wildfires? What activities are dangerous during fire season? What apps can help?
Strawberry Creek and the city’s trees are doing OK, but Lake Anza is unswimmable, turtles are getting run over by cars and wild pigs may be moving in.
Preparation advice, evacuation guidance and answers to your questions about air quality, power outages and defending your property.
The past two years have been the second driest on record in Northern California.
Dry, gusty conditions are combining to increase wildfire risk in the Berkeley and East Bay hills.
The Bay Area is experiencing the second-driest year in the water district’s history.
The drought has led to an increase of THMs, which can cause cancer, in the East Bay’s drinking water.
In an ironic twist of drought economics, EBMUD is considering charging its customers more for water starting July 12 in part because they are consuming less.