fire http://kalw.org en Fighting the Mission Bay blaze http://kalw.org/post/fighting-mission-bay-blaze <p></p><p>Two days ago, the San Francisco skyline was covered in thick black smoke. It came from a fire that tore through a construction site in the Mission Bay neighborhood.&nbsp;</p><p>Tuesday’s five alarm fire was the biggest the city has seen since 2012. Ultimately, 150 firefighters responded, with almost 50 vehicles, and they used a lot of water.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:07:11 +0000 Ben Trefny 40928 at http://kalw.org Fighting the Mission Bay blaze Today on Your Call: What are the best methods for preventing destructive wildfires? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-are-best-methods-preventing-destructive-wildfires <p style="line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;"> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 30949 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What are the best methods for preventing destructive wildfires? In Richmond, concern about air pollution goes beyond Chevron fire http://kalw.org/post/richmond-concern-about-air-pollution-goes-beyond-chevron-fire <p></p><p class="p1">Pollution and the environment have always been big issues for Californians. A statewide survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California last month showed that approximately half the state&rsquo;s residents see air pollution as a serious threat to their health.</p><p class="p2">Among African Americans and Latinos, concern is even greater. &nbsp;The majority of those polled in these groups believe that people in lower-income areas are disproportionately affected by air pollution.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:08:24 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 14885 at http://kalw.org In Richmond, concern about air pollution goes beyond Chevron fire Hundreds of Richmond residents file claims against Chevron http://kalw.org/post/hundreds-richmond-residents-file-claims-against-chevron <p></p><p>If you saw the lead story of today&#39;s San Francisco Chronicle, you would have seen a photo of a long line of people outside a lawyer&#39;s office in Richmond, near a sign that says: &quot;Chevron Claims Filed Here.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:59:31 +0000 Julie Caine 14876 at http://kalw.org Hundreds of Richmond residents file claims against Chevron Community reacts to the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond http://kalw.org/post/community-reacts-chevron-refinery-fire-richmond <p class="p1">The smoke from the Chevron refinery fire that started late Monday has cleared, but the controversy was still hot at a community meeting last night in Richmond. Around 700 people attended the meeting, where Chevron General Manager Nigel Hearne and local government and health officials faced frustration and anger.</p><p class="p1">Joan Davis from the Richmond Community Foundation began the meeting with some powerful questions:&nbsp;&ldquo;Those of you who are feeling afraid, very quietly, stand.&nbsp;Those of you who are feeling angry, please stand, quietly.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 01:02:37 +0000 Julie Caine 14816 at http://kalw.org Community reacts to the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond