Bay Area Air District Finds Oakland Foundry Emissions Pose Health RiskThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District ruled Monday that emissions from the AB&I Foundry in East Oakland pose an elevated health risk that require the company to take actions to reduce emissions.
EBMUD Requests Public Input For Water Supply Plan UpdateThe East Bay Municipal Utility District posted a request Wednesday for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties to weigh in on updates to its water supply plan, which is updated every five years.
Study: Sediment, Tidal Marshes Are Key To Protecting Bay Area From Rising Sea LevelsScientists warn that sea level rise is a problem that cannot be ignored. But a new study says the secret to protecting the Bay Area may rest with something that is currently being thrown away.
State Lawmakers Vote Down Bill That Would Phase Out Fracking In CaliforniaA bill introduced earlier this year by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, that would phase out fracking for oil in California was voted down by a Senate commitee.
Scientists Report Decline in Giant Sea Turtles Sightings Off West CoastNearly 40 years ago, scientists documented stranded sea turtles on California's beaches and noticed that leatherbacks — massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs — were among those washing up on shore.
Sonoma County DA Files Charges Against PG&E For Role In 2019 Kincaid FireThe Sonoma County District Attorney announced Tuesday that its office filed criminal charges against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for its role in causing the 2019 Kincade Fire.
Low Snowpack Levels Increase Concerns Over Potential California DroughtCalifornia’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted a snowpack survey Thursday that found it was down almost 20% from the annual average, leading to concerns over a possible drought
San Francisco Experiences 2nd Driest Two-Year Period In 170 Years, Forecasters SayJust 20.46 inches of rain fell over the two rainfall seasons from 2019-21, second only to the 1975-77 period when just 18.53 inches fell.
Monterey Wildlife Workers Release Orphaned Bobcat Cubs Back Into WildWildlife workers released two orphaned bobcat cubs into the wild this week, after they were found last summer in the Jacks Peak Park area and spent the last eight months at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.
Dozens Cited, Arrests Made, 50+ Vehicles Recovered In East Oakland Illegal Dumping CrackdownDozens of citations were issued, three people were arrested and more than 50 vehicles were taken off the streets of East Oakland following an illegal dumping crackdown over the weekend.
Bill Calling For Expansion Of Supreme Court Slammed As 'Court Packing' By Republicans -- But What Does That Mean?The Judiciary Act of 2021, introduced by a group of House and Senate Democrats on Thursday, calls for an expansion of the Court from nine to 13 justices.
San Francisco Corruption Scandal: 2nd Recology Exec Charged With Bribery, Money LaunderingA second former executive at waste and recycling company Recology has been charged with bribery in connection with a city hall corruption scandal that has ensnared former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and other city officials.
UPDATE: San Jose Police Standoff With Barricaded Suspect Ends With Suspect Shooting HimselfAn hours-long police standoff with a barricaded suspect in San Jose has ended with the suspect being taken into custody after shooting himself, police said Thursday.
UPDATE: SF Dine-and-Dashers Caught On Camera Pay Up, Leave Apology Note To Korean BBQ RestaurantA group of young women who were seen on surveillance video skipping out on their bill at a San Francisco Korean BBQ restaurant have come forward to make good on their debt, according to the restaurant owner.
No Device Found After Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation Of Middle School In ConcordNo suspicious devices were found at a middle school in Concord after a bomb threat prompted evacuation of the campus Thursday morning.