Smoke has traveled from the wildfires ravaging North Bay counties. Berkeley had its own scare early Monday morning.
Berkeley Asphalt plans to invest in a new manufacturing process designed to reduce emissions and odors in its West Berkeley neighborhood starting in January, officials announced recently.
A small group of West Berkeley homeowners gathered at City Hall on Monday this week to submit a Public Record Act request, claiming the Berkeley Asphalt & Ready Mix plant on Virginia Street has been violating its use permit by emitting excessive odors and noise.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Scroll down for details about the size of the fire and the smoke advisory issued Friday afternoon.
City officials and several regional transportation agencies held a special event in front of the Berkeley City Hall on Thursday morning to announce the launch of a new program — called goBerkeley — designed to alleviate traffic congestion, pollution and parking problems.
Sunday marked the start of the Winter Spare the Air season in the Bay Area. Until the end of February, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District declares a spare the air alert when the air quality forecast indicates dangerous conditions. When an alert is active, the use of wood-burning devices is prohibited. Last year, there were 11 alert days. The agency’s expectation is that the winter season will average 15 to 20 alerts.
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