SAN FRANCISCO — Stagnant air has forced San Francisco Bay Area air quality officials to issue a pollution alert.
Residents are asked to limit driving. Burning wood is illegal during Spare the Air days.
The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/uI0UTz ) says it's the eighth Spare the Air day since Dec. 7.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District spokesman Ralph Borrmann says skies appear to be clear, but cold air near the ground is trapping pollutants and creating a health hazard.
Residents are urged to take bikes, public transit or carpools instead of driving solo, to cook indoors rather than barbecue and to avoid using gas-powered gardening equipment.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
Schools that resumed Monday:
Roseland School District
Sonoma Valley District schools except for Dunbar, which is reopening today
Sonoma County alternative education classes at Amarosa Academy
Schools resuming today:
Schools resuming Wednesday:
Schools resuming Friday
Santa Rosa City Schools: Biella, Brook Hill, Burbank, Hidden Valley, Lehman, Lincoln, Monroe, Proctor Terrace and Steele Lane elementary schools; Rincon Valley middle and accelerated charter schools; Maria Carrillo and Piner high schools.
Schools Monday, Oct. 30:
Piner Olivet Union
Santa Rosa City Schools: Comstock, Cook, Santa Rosa and Slater middle schools; Elsie Allen, Montgomery, Ridgway and Santa Rosa high schools; Santa Rosa French American and Arts charter schools; Cesar Chavez Language Academy; Lewis Preschool.