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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

APCD issues wood burning ban for Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) has issued a midnight to midnight ban of wood burning devices, including fireplaces and open fire pits, due to unhealthy levels of particulate matter in the atmosphere and a strong inversion layer.

The ban applies to four counties: Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the SJV Air Basin portion of Kern.

For more info: Check Before You Burn

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Free emission test and smog repairs for your car this Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Valley CAN are sponsoring another FREE emissions test for your vehicle this Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the free test for everyone, owners of the first 525 vehicles that qualify will receive a $500 voucher good toward repairs at a local participating STAR smog shop if your vehicle fails the test.

The event will be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South "P" Street, Bakersfield. CA 93307 at the South "P" Street parking lot.

For more info: Free Smog Repairs

Monday, October 9, 2017

Here's something scary to think about before Halloween!

Bet you never thought about this before. Be careful before you try on or wear those Halloween costumes, especially wigs, that you might buy this year!

Photo © Kama Ruby

Halloween Warning: Head Lice May Be Waiting In Store Costumes

Gusty winds and wildfire smoke prompt health caution

When it's windy in the San Joaquin Valley, health concerns raise their ugly head.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind alert.

In addition, please read the following advisory from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District:

Gusty winds and wildfire smoke prompt health caution. Potential elevated PM10 and PM2.5 pose health concern