Posted by Mark Grossi on September 16, 2014
Set the sweaty September aside for a moment. Your wood fires in your fireplace on Thanksgiving and Christmas will probably go away -- this year.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District board is scheduled Thursday to vote on tighter wood-burning restrictions.
If the board votes to change the wood-burning rule, it probably will double the number of no-burn days in the Valley for folks who use fireplaces or older wood-burning devices, such as stoves.
Posted by Mark Grossi on September 9, 2014
Fresno resident Susan Kidder knew what to do when she noticed the dripping city fire hydrant on Ashlan Avenue near her home: She called the city .
Posted by Mark Grossi on September 8, 2014
Even though this week's clouds and sprinkles may have kept pollution down briefly, ozone has made a comeback in September. Six of the first seven days had ozone problems.
Posted by Mark Grossi on September 2, 2014
Dry-well desperation in the San Joaquin Valley's rural communities is beginning to peak -- and East Porterville in Tulare County is the epicenter.
Posted by Mark Grossi on August 29, 2014
Dirty air made a comeback on the day that I wrote about the record-setting clean streak in August -- if I only had such influence over rainfall.