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Two fires devastate retailer, pier on opposite ends of Bay Area

Mercury News

Two arduous cleanup efforts loomed Sunday afternoon after massive fires broke out a day earlier on opposite ends of the Bay Area — razing a Home Depot in San Jose while laying waste to a dock and...

Benicia Pier Fire Finally Extinguished; Boaters Warned Of Floating Debris


BENICIA (CBS SF) — Nearly 24 hours after it ignited in flames, firefighters finally extinguished a four-alarm blaze Sunday afternoon that gutted a commercial pier along the Benicia waterfront....

Benicia port fire damage could impact Bay Area gas prices

ABC 7 News

... Non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper shared this drone footage over the fire, capturing what appeared to be an oily residue on the water, posing a risk to the water and marine life: "No amount of...

Benicia port fire could last for days

KTVU Fox News

BENICIA, Calif. - A four-alarm fire ripped through the port of Benicia on Saturday near the Amports docks, prompting fire crews to race into action and up to 100 spectators to come out and watch the...

Four-alarm fire burns wharf at Port of Benicia

Vallejo Sun

BENICIA – A four-alarm fire broke out under a wharf at the Port of Benicia Saturday afternoon, sending plumes of potentially toxic smoke into the air, according to the Benicia Fire Department....

Port of Benicia fire could burn for days, create major economic challenges for the region

East Bay Times

A four-alarm blaze that broke out Saturday afternoon at the Port of Benicia and enveloped surrounding communities in a thick layer of smoke is expected to burn at least into Sunday and create major...

Can California’s Agriculture Survive Extreme Drought? Should It?

KQED Forum

California is in its third year of extreme drought. Given that, is it time to rethink California’s role as the breadbasket of the country? Agriculture brought in $49.1 billion to the state, nearly...

As Drought Saps Water Supply, California Signs $2.6 Billion Ecological Pact

Phys.Org/Los Angeles Times

It's a major source of California's water supply and a vital habitat for fish, migratory birds and other species. But the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed is also a fragile ecosystem...

As drought saps water supply, California signs $2.6-billion ecological pact

Los Angeles Times

It’s a major source of California’s water supply and a vital habitat for fish, migratory birds and other species. But the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed is also a fragile ecosystem...

Valero to pay $345,000 for air quality violations at Benicia refinery in 2017

Vallejo Sun

BENICIA – Valero Energy has agreed to pay $345,000 for 17 alleged air quality violations at its Benicia refinery in 2017, the bulk of which stemmed from a May 2017 incident when a power outage sent...

Baykeeper Sues Valero, Port of Benicia Over Pollution Violations.

Vallejo Sun

BENICIA—An environmental watchdog group sued the operator of the Port of Benicia and Valero this week, alleging continued pollution of petcoke into the Carquinez Strait manufactured at the Valero...

Lawsuit: Valero, Import Company Polluted Strait, Port Of Benicia

Bay City News

BENICIA, CA — San Francisco Baykeeper, the non-profit environmental watchdog organization, filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against auto processor Amports, the Benicia Port Terminal Company...


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