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Due to fire danger, some East Bay and Marin parks are closing. Get the latest updates:

If there is a power shutoff, you might find yourself without power for anywhere from just a few hours to many days. Here's what you need to know. #PSPS 

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If you were suddenly awash in $30 billion worth of funding, what would be your priorities for Oakland?

PASS IT ON: With potential #PSPS  coming, here’s what should be in your emergency go bag with information for the pandemic.

The 51-48 cloture vote sets the stage for a final confirmation vote tomorrow evening — just eight days before the general election:

That Trump and Biden faced a question on a debate stage concerning the more nuanced, complex issues of climate change and race suggests how far the conversation has evolved in eight years.

More than 199,000 PG&E customers are without power as planned shutoffs to prevent wildfires continue. Red flag warnings and wind advisories are in effect throughout the Bay Area. Get the latest updates:

Wondering if you'll be affected by #PSPS  outages? Check this map:

With the last day to vote less than two weeks away, California election and emergency officials are working hard to reassure people they’ll be able to cast their votes safely and securely.

Environmentalists, petroleum industry executives, union leaders and communities near oil drilling sites are all gearing up for what's expected to be a fierce political battle over efforts to reduce California's oil production.

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#Airquality in parts of Bay Area is now "very unhealthy" -- meaning active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else should limit outdoor exertion. ? map, updated hourly:

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Pictured: Ben Stern, 95, Holocaust survivor, counterprotesting in #Berkeley  today. Updates at

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California is issuing one-time food stamps with credits of up to $365 per child to help qualifying families get through the #coronavirus  outbreak. The deadline to apply is June 30. Details on how to apply:

Wildfire smoke can be caustic in your throat, and threatening to your health. Here's what to do to protect yourself. #CampFire  #WoolseyFire 

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Filmmaker and activist @BootsRiley  addressed a crowd of thousands at today's #Juneteenth  protest in Oakland, with a message about the port shutdown - and the power of labor. (Please note: contains strong language.)

SHARE THIS: Here's a list of essential items to pack in your emergency bag in the event of evacuation. Be prepared.

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