Berkeley far from ready for next big hills fire

CITY AFFAIRS: As California grapples with wildfire month, Berkeley must take steps to implement better fire prevention.

A hundred thousand subject to evacuation, dozens missing and more than 40 dead. The destruction seems overwhelming and senseless.
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Alameda County issues fire risk alert for East Bay Hills

Alameda County released an alert Thursday evening warning residents of a fire risk in the East Bay Hills due to high temperatures. According to the alert, the National Weather Service has released a “Red Flag Warning,” meaning there is a high risk for vegetation fires Saturday because of a combination
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Officials urge removal of flammable trees near campus

Twelve elected officials urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to release funds for a proposal to remove trees that pose a “fire hazard” from Claremont Canyon, a regional preserve that runs through Berkeley and Oakland hills, in a letter released on Tuesday.
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