defensible space

Another View: On firestorms, public policy and the Big Mo

Watching the devastating impacts on human beings as the Sand Fire swept through the borderlands of Amador and El Dorado counties, it reminded me that momentum is a powerful force i ...

Call to readers: Defensible space

Have you created defensible space around your home? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must incl ...

Gov. Brown declares “Wildfire Awareness Week”

Steadily increasing fire risks brought on by a lingering drought has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare this week “Wildfire Awareness Week” in an effort to remind cit ...

Cal Fire kicks off defensible space inspections in Placer County

Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit is the first in the state this year to begin annual defensible space inspections, making sure rural property owners keep a fire-safe radius ...

Preparations launched to battle drought-linked hazards

The Auburn Fire Department will be in talks with other Placer County organizations over the next few months in order to better coordinate a public awareness campaign about fire saf ...

Reader input: Charge fee for non-compliance

Our local politicians here in Placer County have decided to make “defensible space” rules permanent. What a wonderful idea! Property owners should be held liable for ke ...

Fire safety law demands neighbors work together

  In Auburn, neighborly relations require a bit more than just lending a cup of sugar – a law requiring neighbors to work together just became permanent. While y ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Water resources in Placer County; defensible space for fire season; health care rankings in the county and European motorcycle adventure

    Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news an ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: County hears another “community center” appeal; defensible space for properties; Easter Sunday activities and justice system master plan

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

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 ...