Bay Area storm: Menlo Park resident creating task force to tackle tree removal

MENLO PARK, Calif. (KGO) — In Menlo Park, some residents are getting frustrated with the process to remove trees that pose a hazard. So, one woman is taking matters into her own hands. During Tuesday’s wind storm, Kimberly LeMieux watched from her home office as an 80-foot redwood tree came crashing down in her backyard. […]

Bay Area live storm updates: Car flies off highway overpass in Benicia

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — We told you it was coming and now, the rain has returned with winds picking up with a Level 2 Storm according to our Storm Impact Scale. Power outages are being reported across the Bay Area, and there are concerns of falling glass. RELATED: LIVE: Track rain in San Francisco Bay […]

Bay Area workers bracing for another round of above-average temperatures

Bay Area workers bracing for another round of above-average temperatures

The Bay Area could see another week of above-average temperatures, which can be hard on those who have to work outdoors. There isn’t a lot of shade when you’re working in the tree-tops. Tree trimmers, like Angel Acevedo, spend their day working in the high up were there isn’t any shade. He’s worked for Buena […]

Updates on storm-related problems in the Bay Area – NBC Bay Area

Updates on storm-related problems in the Bay Area – NBC Bay Area

People across the Bay Area have been experiencing gusty winds and heavy rain, with a number of resulting problems. Below is a running list of issues that have cropped up amid stormy weather this week that we’ll be continuing to update. Have a tip? Send it to newstips@nbcbayarea.com. You can also head to nbcbayarea.com/weather for the […]

Oakland’s Urban Tree Dreams Get (Partially) Funded –

Oakland’s Urban Tree Dreams Get (Partially) Funded –

OAKLAND’S CANOPY BY THE NUMBERS 56,000Street trees 12,000Trees in parks 21.5%2018 canopy cover (from 9% in flatlands to 43% in the hills) 6,000Trees lost each year 12,500Plantings needed each year to increase tree cover by 1% $15 millionCost per year of planting that many trees $8 millionU.S. Forest Service grant to aid Oakland’s urban trees […]