Category Archives: Politics

A Plea to Governor Brown. Please think differently so you can help protect us from fire, mudslides, landslides, flood, and drought.

After wandering through the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, one is struck by the huge boulders scattered about. Where did they come from? It shouldn’t be a mystery. The Garden is within a creek bed, right below a steep mountain range. … Continue reading

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Save Lives or Treat “Fuel?”

Such devastating losses due to the 2017 wildfires are beyond tragic. Forty-six people have died. More than 9,500 structures have burned. The community of Santa Rosa has been devastated. Rescuers in Montecito are trying to find families buried in the … Continue reading

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Very High Fire Hazard. They approved it anyway.

For those of us who experienced the 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego, the comparison between it and the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa are striking. Below are before and after photos of Fountaingrove in Santa Rosa and Scripps … Continue reading

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