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  Aug 31, 2022

Numerous dead sturgeon found on Mare Island shore amid lethal algae bloom

The massive fish die-off appears to be caused by an algae bloom across the Bay Area....

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  Jul 06, 2022

Vallejo confirms 6th person died in Project RoomKey

City officials had said in previous statements that a “total” of five died during the nearly two-year program....

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  Jun 03, 2022

EPA fines Benicia-based company for selling emissions control-defeating devices

Allied Exhaust Systems, Inc., doing business as Team Allied Distribution, agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine....

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  May 03, 2022

Vallejo school board tells charter schools to fix issues or risk losing status

Griffin Technology Academies has until June 6 to remedy or refute the alleged violations....

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  Apr 25, 2022

Vallejo ignored warnings about conditions in Project RoomKey, emails show

The city received a scathing mold evaluation of a motel housing homeless people but didn’t act on it for six months....

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  Apr 21, 2022

Vallejo school board plans lifting pandemic restrictions, return to in-person meetings

As the number of COVID cases decreases, the district is looking to allow student field trips, hold prom, and invite parents to open house nights at schools....

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  Apr 09, 2022

Four-alarm fire burns wharf at Port of Benicia

Fire is burning through timber supports under roads going to the wharf....

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  Apr 04, 2022

Benicia City Council returns to in-person meetings Tuesday

It will be the first in-person meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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  Mar 29, 2022

Fifth death confirmed in Vallejo’s Project RoomKey program

The woman, identified in city records as Cinthia Castenada, was taken to the hospital the night of Nov. 9, 2020, and later died there....

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  Mar 24, 2022

Valero to pay $345,000 for air quality violations at Benicia refinery in 2017

The bulk of the settlement stemmed from a May 2017 incident when a power outage sent black plumes of smoke into the air and thousands of pounds of toxic gas...

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  Mar 16, 2022

Why did Cherie Nicoletta and others die in Vallejo’s Project RoomKey?

At least four people died in hotels in Vallejo under a statewide initiative to keep people experiencing homelessness safe during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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  Mar 15, 2022

Air District board approves abatement order for longstanding toxic releases at Valero Benicia refinery

Valero released more than 10,000 tons of excess hydrocarbons over 16 years....

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