Heat and Smog Coming Your Way

Get ready to bake in triple-digit temperatures and choke on volatile organic compounds, because the Bay Area’s in for both today. According to the Oakland Tribune, the air quality district has declared a Spare the Air day for the second day in a row, and temperatures are so extreme that Governor Schwarzenegger has ordered the opening of “cooling centers” for senior citizens who might otherwise, you know, die. And if that weren’t enough, there’s a major fire warning in effect for the East Bay hills! We suspect you know that building a bonfire in some dry grass near Tilden Park isn’t the wisest course of action at the moment. But just in case you don’t, please consider another way to be stupid.

Support the East Bay Express, local news, donate
18,654FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
clear sky
48 ° F
50 °
45 °
85 %
2.1mph
0 %
Tue
60 °
Wed
62 °
Thu
63 °
Fri
67 °
Sat
67 °