December 8, 2021

East Bay events go on despite unhealthy air quality from Northern California wildfires

PLEASANTON, Calif. (KGO) — Smoke from the wildfires in Northern California billowed the East Bay Friday as air quality rose to unhealthy ranges.

Quite a few Excessive Faculty soccer video games have been postponed, however another events nonetheless went on.

Congressman Eric Swalwell held his first in-person city corridor for the reason that pandemic started. He mentioned he did not wish to postpone it.

“I saw all the High School football games as we were pulling up,” Swalwell mentioned. “I will limit my opening remarks and will probably cut this event short.”

His constituents nonetheless arrived for the city corridor, as a result of additionally they did not wish to miss the occasion.

“His is our representative so I want to make sure my voice is heard,” mentioned Davis Zamboanga, an attendee. “I am ok, I wont be here too long.”

VIDEO: Lake Tahoe surrounded by thick, apocalyptic layer of smoke from California wildfires

Predominant avenue in Pleasanton was additionally crowded with individuals not wanting their Friday ruined from the smoke.

“I know I should stay inside, but with the pandemic and things re-opening, I didn’t want to stay inside,” mentioned Mario Palomines, from Pleasanton.

The Bay Space Air Quality Administration District has a Spare the Air Alert out for the weekend. Some individuals we interviewed say they may monitor the air for the remainder of the weekend.

“I will double check the rest of the weekend before heading out,” Palomines mentioned. “It is concerning definitely.”

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