Town Square

Post a New Topic

Wednesday declared another 'Spare the Air' day

Original post made on Jan 10, 2012

Weather conditions forecast for Wednesday are expected to create unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the region's 13th Winter Spare the Air alert of the season.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 1:48 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by smokey, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Weather forecast is for rain next week. Please don't burn until then. Protect your children's and your neighbor's children's lungs. Thank you.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

How many people have been fined in all these alerts? If there are no repurcussions reported there won't be anyone paying attention to them.


Posted by smokey, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

An earlier news report said there have been hundreds of complaints about smoke. They will give you a warning after the first violation. Second time, you get a fine. Hopefully, people are reducing their pollution for the health of their community, not just to avoid the fines.


Posted by smokey, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

How to file a complaint: Web Link


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 2,215 views

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,940 views

It's the End of the World as We Know It: "Snowpiercer"
By Anita Felicelli | 1 comment | 1,481 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 961 views

Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 118 views