This month’s rains helped tamper down fire danger, but experts say the East Bay is not out of the woods yet.
New state laws require swift approval for many ADU projects. Should those rules be more strict in areas facing wildfire risk?
Thomas Appleton writes about how Alta Bates staff treated dozens of burned patients while watching the fire approach the hospital.
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.
When Gary and I moved from Ithaca, New York, back to the Bay Area in 1990 and looked for a house, the threat of fire never crossed my mind.
The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association held an educational “Escape from the Hills” event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills Firestorm.
PG&E has not indicated it is planning to cut power during the wind event, but said plans could change.
Issues with mobility, hearing, vision, frailty and intellectual or developmental disabilities make emergency preparedness more challenging. Preparation can help and may save lives.
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District has cited the East Bay Regional Park District for code violations, but does it have authority to do so?
It’s not yet common, but in high-risk fire neighborhoods, Berkeley Hills residents may find that keeping their home insurance depends on how well their neighbors prune their property.
The Red Flag Warning due to low humidity and windy conditions will be in place Sunday evening through Monday evening.
On bad air days, schools are instructed to close windows and doors and let the air purifiers work. But during the pandemic, that solution comes with its own problems.