Volunteers from Oakland-based organizations are distributing respiratory masks to homeless people in Oakland to stave off poor air quality caused by historic wildfires in California's Wine Country.
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Tagged air quality, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, East Oakland Collective, Housing Advocacy Working Group, Lightning Bolt, Mask Oakland, The Village, wildfires, Wine Country wildfires
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.
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Tagged asthma, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Brookfield Elementary, environment, OUSD, pollution, public health, science, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, urban forest, vegetation barriers
Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.
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Tagged Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board, Camila Ramos, downtown oakland, Frank Adams, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, port of oakland, Port of Oakland Truckers Association, Sandre Swanson
Community activists and environmentalists want the City of Oakland to permanently block a proposed giant crematory proposed near the airport.
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Tagged Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Communities for a Better Environment, crematory, Larry Reid, Nehanda imara, Neptune Society, Rev. Daniel Buford
Now that one of the primary funders of Oakland’s Free Broadway Shuttle has decided to cut its contribution to the program by half, those who work with the shuttle say they’re optimistic it will continue,...
Amidst pleas by city officials to remain in Oakland, the Bay Area Toll Authority voted 8-6 to purchase a new building in San Francisco, where the agency will locate its new headquarters.
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Tagged adrienne tissier, Association of Bay Area Governments, BART, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Bay Area Toll Authority, Bridge Toll, Jack Broadbent, Jason Overman, Jean Quan, Mark De Saulnier, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Michael Miiller, MTC, Randy Rentschler, Rebecca Kaplan, transportation
Thousands of Bay Area commuters will forego their solo morning drive in September and October after the 2011 Great Race for Clean Air kicks off this Thursday. For the next two months, employees will be...