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Defensible space landscape is beauty with a purpose
Thursday May 28 2015
When Dennis Maguire moved to Meadow Vista in the late 1970s, it was to a 1,400-square-foot house on an acre and a half that was mostly dry vegetation. During the three-plus decades ...
Another View: Fire protection - Take action now to create defensible space
Sunday May 10 2015
In the tiny, underground War Cabinet offices, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as Nazi bombers firebombed the city of London above, dictated memos to his ministers, generals and a ...
Another View: On firestorms, public policy and the Big Mo
Wednesday Jul 30 2014
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
Wednesday Jun 11 2014
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”
Wednesday May 07 2014
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
Sunday Mar 09 2014
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
Thursday Jan 23 2014
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
Tuesday Apr 02 2013
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
Friday Mar 29 2013
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
Wednesday Mar 27 2013
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
Tuesday Mar 26 2013
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
Friday May 04 2012
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 ...
Clearing the way for defensible space against fires
Tuesday Mar 27 2012
For Scott Serenbetz, owner of Bushwackers, Inc. in Auburn, clearing land for fire prevention is a major focus of his company, which is celebrating 25 years in business. In a recent ...
Another View: Are we prepared for wildfires?
Wednesday Jun 15 2011
Believe it or not the threat of wildfire will be very soon upon us once again here in the Sierra foothills. Last year statewide destruction due to wildfire was below previous years ...
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