49 Fire

Acreage poses real fire threat

I wrote this very same email last year! We all have found out how little it takes to start a fire, one spark or thoughtless act. The memories of the 49 Fire are still with me, eve ...

Another View: Let's protect Auburn from fire

John Adams once wrote, ?Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions they cannot alter the state of facts and eviden ...

Our View: As fire danger heats up, so does personal responsibility for our properties

Don?t let the cool weather from Thursday fool you, we?re heading into the fire season, and you need to be prepared. As we stand at the front porch to the Sierra Nevada, there are ...

Measure D will be money well spent

For and against!I totally understand Donna McCloskey’s frustration in her letter to the Journal (“People getting taxed mightily,” Reader Input, April 10) regardin ...

Put safety at the top of your ‘to do’ list

My heart goes out to the couple that lost their home due to a fire this past week (Journal, Dec. 9), having been in the same position two years ago and losing our home in the 49 Fi ...

Another View: 49 Fire anniversary stirs many memories

While being compact and informative, Gus Thomson’s piece in Tuesday’s Journal also rang a chord somewhere in the depths of my subconscious, which is tough to do considering som ...

Another View: Fuel tanker fire tests character

Last week’s propane fire (in Lincoln) was both an emergency that easily could have turned into a disaster, and a major test of our community’s character. We all breathed sighs ...

Our View: Conserve, prepare for the worst

Fire and water have at different times put fear into foothill residents. The fear of a devastating summer wildfire is a constant thought on many residents’ minds. The loss of wa ...

Our View: Fires, gunshots and election fund theft: Where’s grand jury?

If the calendar says spring, it must be time to trade in the raincoats for sunblock and congratulate the Placer County grand jury on another fine year of investigating controversia ...

Students collect pennies for earthquake relief in Japan

When students in Julie Paul’s sixth-grade history class at Weimar Hills School learned of the disasters unspooling in Japan, they opened their hearts and wallets. A “penny dri ...