Preliminary tests at a few sites were negative, but a new law requires EBMUD to test every BUSD school.
Noise from low-flying planes is annoying and may be detrimental to people's health. More research is needed to explore the impacts of noise.
The elevated fire risk is expected to persist through Sunday morning.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is warning of high pollution Tuesday, with air quality reaching levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.
While Parkinson’s remains a scary, relentless disease for which a cure has yet to be found, exercise can relieve symptoms that medicine cannot reach.
Ruby Spies and Abby Steckel are asking the city and school district to support the peer health program.
With local air quality deemed "unhealthy," people are finding it tough to find masks, particularly those that work.
This notice was posted Thursday on the school website, and appears here in full.
Among events happening in Berkeley this weekend are opportunities to support North Bay fire relief efforts. Note: Sunday Streets has been cancelled due to poor air quality.
Many locals are trying to stay indoors, or wearing masks if they venture out, due to the dense haze that has descended over the city.
Berkeley schools are slated to be open Thursday, though the district is taking precautions in connection with outdoor activities, BUSD says.
"It's literally raining ash here in West Berkeley," wrote Nima Mohseni on Twitter at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Smoke has traveled from the wildfires ravaging North Bay counties. Berkeley had its own scare early Monday morning.