defensible space

Defensible space landscape is beauty with a purpose

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

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

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 ...