The county will have to maintain its status for at least two weeks, and will not be making any immediate changes to its health orders. Berkeley and the county could also choose to be more restrictive than the state.
With $1.25M in seed funding, the new center will conduct research using psychedelics to investigate cognition, perception and emotion and their biological bases in the human brain.
The bus agency is adding an extra layer of health and safety precautions to keep passengers safe.
Experts say hazy skies and poor air quality will continue if slow winds are unable to disperse the smoke and ash coming from dozens of wildfires.
Currently, the city must seek a criminal prosecution to do anything other than warn people to wear masks. A proposed ordinance will allow officials to hand out an administrative citation instead.
Many homeless shelters have limited capacity during the pandemic, and most evening drop-in services are unavailable. This is one bridge option, says the city.
Smoke from multiple Northern California wildfires is mixing with the marine layer in the Bay Area, creating thick smog and blocking the sun. An air quality advisory is in effect in Alameda County.
The drive-through site is at the North Berkeley BART parking lot and will operate for three weeks.
The ominous, apocalyptic skies that greeted Berkeley today, caused by smoke from the August Complex fires, was captured by many in eerie, almost unbelievable photographs.
Yes, day is night, but, as we reported yesterday, the ominous orange sky is caused by smoke from the August Complex fires and, amazingly, the air quality is pretty good.
Strong winds are pushing smoke from the August Complex fires about 5,000 feet up in the air through a process called “turbulent mixing.” It has to be at about ground level to affect the air quality.
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