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Richmond’s Burden: Life in the Shadow of a Refinery

August 7, 2012 | 4:16 pm

Richmond’s Burden: Life in the Shadow of a Refinery

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If you live next to an oil refinery, are you just out of luck? Last night’s fire at the Chevron plant showed that having a belching stack of chemical processing equipment as your neighbor ranges from inconvenient to downright hazardous. Hundreds of Richmond residents sought treatment for breathing difficulties, some BART service was suspended and […]

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August 7, 2012 | 9:56 am

A.M. Splash: SF Mayor Drops Stop-and-Frisk; SF Parking Plan Aimed to Discourage Driving; Bay Area Burglaries on the Rise

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Ed Lee drops stop-frisk plan amid uproar (SF Chronicle) Mayor Ed Lee has dropped plans to bring New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy to San Francisco and instead will rely on targeted police enforcement, crime-tracking software and increased involvement by ministers to combat the gun violence that has plagued some of the city’s most crime-ridden […]

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Chevron Refinery Fire

August 6, 2012 | 11:59 pm

Chevron Refinery Fire

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Statement from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on air quality samples the agency took around the Chevron refinery fire: The Air District had inspectors at the scene of the August 6 Chevron fire, collecting air quality samples from the surrounding area. These were sent to the Air District’s lab at 6 a.m. this […]

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June 22, 2012 | 8:48 am

A.M. Splash: Pier 29 Fire Traced to Power Outlets; Supreme Court Rules Against SEIU; Activist Ly Tong Found Guilty

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Investigators: Pier 29 fire started at electrical outlets (KGO) Fire officials say they know where Wednesday’s massive waterfront fire started and they’re now working on how… fire investigators studied the spot where the fire started, a bank of electrical outlets. “It’s the area with the heaviest charring, and as you can see, the fire, the […]

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June 21, 2012 | 11:10 am

SF Pier 29 Fire Damage Estimated at $2.4 Million

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(Bay City News) The four-alarm fire at San Francisco’s Pier 29 on Wednesday  afternoon caused nearly $2.4 million in damage, a fire department spokeswoman  said today. The blaze was reported at about 1:50 p.m. at the two-story  waterfront building located at the intersection of The Embarcadero, Sansome  and Chestnut streets. The building was vacant and […]

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Fire in Oakland Shuts Down Transbay BART Service, Hundreds of Thousands Stranded

June 14, 2012 | 9:00 am

Fire in Oakland Shuts Down Transbay BART Service, Hundreds of Thousands Stranded

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If your morning commute included a trip across San Francisco Bay on BART, you probably had to make alternate plans. An early-morning fire at a building near the West Oakland station crippled service at the point where four BART lines enter the Transbay Tube. An accident close to the Bay Bridge metering lights has also […]

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August 26, 2011 | 10:08 am

Fire Closes Highway 140 Leading to Yosemite

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(AP) A stretch of highway leading to one of the main entrances into Yosemite National Park was closed Thursday as a wildfire burned outside the park. The blaze has consumed about 400 acres along Highway 140 since it was first reported a little before 1 p.m. Thursday, U.S. Forest Service spokesman Stanton Florea said. The […]

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February 7, 2011 | 11:15 am

Today’s Castro Fire Wasn’t Arson, Fire Dept Says

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Update 11:13 a.m. KQED’s Kelly Wilkinson talked to Fire Department Spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge, who said the early-morning blaze in the Castro was not arson, but an accident caused by stained rags that ignited. Talmadge said the four previous fires in the Castro from last week are still being investigated under suspicion of arson. Police now […]

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