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Bay Area sets record with 26th smog alert Saturday

The Bay Area Quality Management District issued its 26th Spare the Air alert of the year, citing hot temperatures and light offshore winds, combined with “motor vehicle exhaust from traffic,” as the root cause of unhealthy air conditions Saturday. “With a record-breaking number of Spare the Air Alerts this year, this is a wake-up call that we must reduce the number of cars on Bay Area roads,” Jack Broadbent, the air district’s executive officer, said in a news release.
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