The peak point for high winds, and wildfire danger along with them, will be Saturday evening into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
A patchwork of city, university and regional projects adds up to millions of dollars’ worth of wildfire safety work on the horizon for Berkeley.
California housing regulators told Berkeley a proposal to mandate off-street parking for ADUs in the hills violated state law.
People living outdoors reported coughing, lung pain and lack of sleep. The city said the AQI was not high enough to open its 24-hour clean air shelter.
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.
The city is recommending that people concerned about being outdoors head toward their nearest library or senior center.
The City Council deadlocked on a parking requirement for ADUs in the hills Tuesday, pushing a decision to its Oct. 3 meeting.
Fire detection is leaps and bounds ahead of where it was. Some of the strategies of the last century, like fuel breaks, remain the same, however. But safety advocates warn the risk may be even higher.
Linden and Sophia Koshland were visiting their grandmother in Ka’anapali, Hawaii, earlier this month when a neighbor knocked on the door and urged the family to evacuate immediately.
Unofficial sensors in many places in Berkeley registered AQIs above 100 Wednesday.
Issues with mobility, hearing, vision, frailty and intellectual or developmental disabilities make emergency preparedness more challenging. Preparation can help and may save lives.