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Unhealthy air at Foothill College: The impact of exposure

Unhealthy air at Foothill College: The impact of exposure

Devaki Dikshit, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018

Smoke from the wildfire in Butte County has resulted in dangerous air quality throughout the Bay Area -- on Thursday evening, the Air Quality Index in Los Altos measured between 230 and 250 according to AirNow, a service of the EPA. Foothill College, along with universities and school districts statewide,...

Foothill College campuses will remain closed Monday

Foothill College campuses will remain closed Monday

Sarah Hamidi and Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky

November 19, 2018

A Foothill-De Anza District emergency notification sent to students at 4:27 p.m. stated that classes will be canceled on Monday, Nov. 19, due to poor air quality. Though air quality in the Bay Area has improved slightly, district leadership decided to close campus “in abundance of caution for heal...

Where to find clean air, free masks in the South Bay Area

Where to find clean air, free masks in the South Bay Area

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018

As air quality continues to worsen in the San Francisco Bay Area, cities have opened public spaces for anyone seeking refuge from wildfire smoke blanketing Northern California. Air pollutants from the Camp Fire have created very unhealthy or hazardous conditions in the region expected to continue thro...

Foothill College Cancels Classes Until Monday

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky and Sarah Hamidi

November 15, 2018

At 7:54 a.m., Foothill-De Anza District faculty members were informed classes would be canceled today, Nov. 15, due to poor air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area related to the Camp Fire. Students were not notified until 8:02 a.m. Wildfires expose residents to high levels of air pollutants linke...

Is PG&E Responsible for the Santa Rosa Fires?

Is PG&E Responsible for the Santa Rosa Fires?

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

The privately owned, state regulated energy giant PG&E may have had more of a hand in the recent devastation caused by the Sonoma County fires than they care to admit. As previously mentioned by The Script, those record setting blazes were caused largely by an unfortunate combination of extreme w...

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