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Press Releases & Recent News
February 26, 2020 News Release - District funds world’s cleanest diesel locomotive in Exeter
Four old switchers replaced with new ultra-clean equipment
February 18, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 13, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 12, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 7, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 3, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 28, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 22, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 16, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 14, 2020 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 9, 2020 News Release - 2020 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar now available Valley-wide!


December 30, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
December 18, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
December 13, 2019 News Release - State selects Stockton for AB 617 community effort
District invites local residents and businesses to participate in community-led process
December 12, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
December 11, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
December 4, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
December 3, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 26, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 25, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
Blowing dust poses potential health concern Valley-wide
November 18, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 15, 2019 News Release - EV car sharing program launches in rural Valley communities
November 9, 2019 News Release - First fireplace prohibition of the season for Merced county
November 6, 2019 News Release - District seeks members for Environmental Justice Advisory Group
Application deadline extended to November 30
November 6, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 5, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 4, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 1, 2019 News Release - EV car sharing program launches in rural Valley communities
October 31, 2019 News Release - Check Before You Burn season begins
October 30, 2019 News Release - Severe blowing dust prompts Air Quality Emergency warning for Kern County
Potentially dangerous levels of particulate matter expected to continue through Wednesday evening
October 30, 2019 News Release - Severe blowing dust and potential smoke from California wildfires prompts Health Caution reminder
Poor air quality prompts Valley Air District to urge public to take protective action
October 30, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 28, 2019 News Release - Air quality alert remains in place through the week
Valley Air District urges public to take protective action
October 26, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
October 25, 2019 News Release - Smoke from Kincade Fire prompts health caution
The public may experience poor air quality and should take action to protect their health
October 22, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 21, 2019 News Release - Zero-Emission Bus Program Launches with $130M for Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus Owners in California
October 19, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
Blowing dust poses potential health concern Valley-wide
October 10, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 9, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 8, 2019 News Release - Smoke and dust impact Valley
Potential elevated particulate matter poses health concern Valley-wide
October 8, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 7, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
September 30, 2019 News Release - District seeks members for Environmental Justice Advisory Group
Application deadline is October 31
September 26, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
Potential elevated PM10 poses health concern Valley-wide
September 20, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
September 18, 2019 News Release - Calling all student artists!
Valley Air District invites students to submit artwork for 2020 Kids’ Calendar
September 16, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
September 16, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
September 07, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
Blowing dust poses potential health concern Valley-wide
September 03, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 28, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 23, 2019 News Release - Wildfires have potential to bring smoke into the Valley this weekend
Heat and high pressure will remain through the weekend, affecting air quality conditions
August 20, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 15, 2019 News Release - Air District Receives $10 Million in Federal Grant Funding
US EPA grants Valley funds to replace agricultural tractors and yard trucks
August 14, 2019 News Release - Be mindful of air quality during Back-to-School season
August 03, 2019 News Release - Marsh Complex Wildfire prompts health caution
The public may experience poor air quality and should take action to protect their health
July 30, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 23, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 9, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 2, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 1, 2019 News Release - Direct exposure to neighborhood fireworks can have negative health effects for Valley residents
Fireworks elevate PM levels and threaten public health
June 17, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
June 15, 2019 News Release - The Valley Air District offers FREE car emissions test and up to $9,500 to replace high polluting vehicles
Program helps vehicle owners take voluntary action to improve air quality
June 15, 2019 News Release - El Distrito del Aire ofrece prueba GRATUITA de emisiones de automóviles y hasta $9,500 para reemplazar vehículos altamente contaminantes
El programa ayuda a los dueños de vehículos a tomar medidas voluntarias para mejorar la calidad del aire
June 14, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
May 31, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
May 29, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
May 28, 2019 News Release - Air District to replace old, high-polluting school buses for Fowler Unified
Officials gathered for the unveiling of a zero-emission electric school bus
April 14, 2019 News Release - Pallet fire in Stockton prompts health caution
April 15, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
April 09, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution Potential elevated PM10 poses health concern Valley-wide
March 21, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
March 19, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
March 18, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 28, 2019 News Release - 2018-2019 Check Before You Burn season ends
February 14, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 13, 2019 News Release - Gusty winds prompt health caution
Potential elevated PM10 poses health concern
February 4, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 31, 2019 News Release - District seeks members for Environmental Justice Advisory Group
Application deadline is February 28
January 29, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 28, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 22, 2019 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 24, 2019 News Release - State Approves Valley’s New Clean Air Plan
New air quality measures will help San Joaquin Valley meet latest PM2.5 air quality standards


December 28, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
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November 19, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 16, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 16, 2018 News Release - Ongoing smoke from Camp Fire and Alder/Mountaineer wildfires prompts extension of Health Caution/Air Quality Alert
The public may experience poor air quality and should take action to protect their health
November 15, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 13, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 9, 2018 News Release - First fireplace prohibition of the season for Merced county
November 8, 2018 News Release - Smoke from several wildfires prompts health caution
The public may experience poor air quality and should take action to protect their health
November 8, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 7, 2018 News Release - First fireplace prohibition of the season for Madera County
November 5, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 4, 2018 News Release - First fireplace prohibition of the season for Fresno County
November 2, 2018 News Release - First fireplace prohibition of the season for Tulare & Kern Counties
November 1, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
November 1, 2018 News Release - First fireplace prohibition of the season for Kings County
October 31, 2018 News Release - Air District Officials remind residents to check before using their residential wood-burning device
October 29, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 29, 2018 News Release - Smoke from the Alder Fire in Tulare County prompts health caution
October 23, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 22, 2018 News Release - Reemplazo y Reciclaje de Tractores Antiguos Benefician el Aire del Valle
$108 millones para ayudar a agricultores del Valle a cambiar a equipos agrícolas menos contaminantes
October 22, 2018 News Release - Replacing and Recycling Old Tractors Benefit the Valley’s Air
$108 million to help Valley farmers switch to cleaner farm equipment
October 16, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 8, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
October 1, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
September 27, 2018 News Release - State selects first-year communities for investment under AB 617
Valley Air District launches community engagement process in Shafter and South Central Fresno
September 27, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
September 19, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
September 18, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
September 18, 2018 News Release - Art entry deadline fast approaching for calendar contest!
Air District seeking Valley student artwork for 2019 Kids’ Calendar
September 10, 2018 News Release - Drive Clean in the San Joaquin during National Drive Electric Week
District’s incentive program makes driving an electric vehicle easier
August 27, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 24, 2018 News Release - Smoke from the Ranch Fire in Mendocino County prompts health caution
August 24, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 23, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 21, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 15, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 13, 2018 News Release - District asks public to be mindful of air quality during Back-to-School
August 13, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 10, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 9, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 8, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 7, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 6, 2018 News Release - Wildfires continue to bring smoke into the Valley
Take action to protect your health
August 6, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
August 1, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 31, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 30, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 27, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 26, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 25, 2018 News Release - Update: Smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County prompts health caution Valley-wide
July 24, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 23, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 18, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 17, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 16, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 15, 2018 News Release - Smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County prompts health caution
July 03, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 05, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 03, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
July 02, 2018 News Release - Smoke from the County Fire in Northern California prompts health caution
July 02, 2018 News Release - Air officials ask Valley residents to consider negative health effects of fireworks
Fireworks elevate PM levels and threaten public health
June 25, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
June 18, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
June 12, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
May 29, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
May 17, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
May 15, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
May 03, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
March 07, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
March 01, 2018 News Release - 2017-2018 Check Before You Burn season ends
February 28, 2018 News Release - District seeks member for Environmental Justice Advisory Group
Application deadline is March 29
February 12, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 6, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
February 1, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 30, 2018 News Release - District Issues Health Cautionary Statement
Due to Persistently Strong High Pressure System off California Coast
January 30, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 26, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 23, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 04, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley
January 03, 2018 Daily Electronic Newspaper Clippings from around the Valley


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