“Much of the monsoonal moisture tracked offshore overnight and did not result in thunderstorm activity for the Bay Area/Central CA coast,” the National Weather Service reported.
Measure FF funds will allow the fire department to prepare for wildfires, and hire and train more staff.
A dozen or more sirens are expected to be installed. They’ll be capable of broadcasting spoken evacuation messages targeted at individual neighborhoods.
A new evacuation software system called Zonehaven is scheduled to go live on June 15.
The combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation makes for extremely dangerous conditions, city officials said.
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Alameda County has issued a red flag warning for the Berkeley Hills from Monday night through Wednesday morning.
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Wildfire season is upon us and the air quality locally will be very poor for the foreseeable future according to weather experts.
In Berkeley and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.
The burn was planned as part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s efforts to create a “strategic ridgeline fuel break” along Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
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 combination of heavy rains and wind can create hazardous conditions.
Winds reached 40-50 mph Monday night and Tuesday morning, with stronger gusts in the hills.
Thousands of customers were without internet Tuesday in Berkeley as Comcast responded to damaged fiber cables from fire at a shared PG&E utility pole in San Pablo.
Some 17,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley could be affected Tuesday evening by rolling blackouts “if people do not limit electricity usage,” the city says.
The trembler had a quake depth of about 3.4 miles.
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook Berkeley on Thursday morning, according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Described as a “rumble rumble bump,” the quake’s epicenter was in the hills near the Berkeley-Oakland border.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing a spare the air alert for Saturday because of pollution from wood burning, hitting a new record with 50 alerts in 2020.
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
Dr. Rita Ng answers common questions about vaccines in Alameda County.
The Oakland mass vaccination operation will not close. Meanwhile, Governor Newsom announced California will say goodbye to colored COVID-19 tiers.
There are hints that a local entity may take over from a federal agency, but nothing concrete.
Religious institutions are offering COVID-19 vaccines to their communities in familiar settings.
Kate Pope, 91, was also cheered by the vaccine helpers who are volunteering their time.
Our pandemic timeline plots the pivotal moments of the past 12 months, from the first COVID-19 case in Berkeley to the arrival of vaccinations and the lifting of restrictions.