Town Square

Post a New Topic

Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for Monday in Bay Area

Original post made on Dec 21, 2020

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Monday, which bans the burning wood, manufactured fire logs or other solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 21, 2020, 9:11 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Red Ink
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Dec 21, 2020 at 10:49 am

Red Ink is a registered user.

What a deceptive photo! That’s no ordinary smoggy day. Look at the date in the caption. It’s September 9 — the very height of the wildfires, when the sky turned dark orange, ash fell from the skies, and noon was no brighter than dusk! You might as well illustrate a story about a normal rainstorm with a stock photo of Hurricane Katrina.


Posted by eenee
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2020 at 10:54 am

eenee is a registered user.

I wish the Bay Area air Quality Would do a better job of enforcing spare the air days - we have wood fires and leafblowers always going all day on spare the air days - nobody enforces the ban


Posted by Lee Forrest
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm

Lee Forrest is a registered user.

>"What a deceptive photo! That’s no ordinary smoggy day. Look at the date in the caption. It’s September 9 — the very height of the wildfires, when the sky turned dark orange, ash fell from the skies, and noon was no brighter than dusk! You might as well illustrate a story about a normal rainstorm with a stock photo of Hurricane Katrina."

^Concurring as there should also be a 'Spare the Hot Air Day'.

So much for 'chestnuts roasting on an open fire'.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.


Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.

Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 18,584 views

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 3,414 views

Couples and Premarital: How Do You Define Love?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,944 views

March Madness for Seniors
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,118 views

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
By Diana Diamond | 11 comments | 1,950 views

 

Submit your story today

The 35th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Submit your short story here by April 2 (online submissions only). Stories must be 2,500 words or less. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

Contest Details