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Enhancing San Diego's Wildfire Response

It would be helpful also to do more research to identify the cause of ignitions and the root cause of structure fires. Prevention is better than treatment.

June 18, 2014 at 6:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Airport Seeking Public Opinion On Long-Term Plan

Dear Airport Authority
I would like to see a trolley station at the remodeled airport. And also, a parking lot for shared cars like Car 2 Go.

June 7, 2014 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shot Delays: Alternative Vaccine Schedules Mean Fewer San Diego Students Are Fully Immunized

Wakefiled's study was fraudulent. The conclusions that vaccines are linked to autism are not supported based on the results from a large number of non- fraudulent follow-on studies.

I wonder if people who worry about giving multiple vaccines at one time understand that the immune system of the child is exposed to litterally millions of foreign objects in a day. Scrath yourself and your blood is exposed to these. Luckily the great majority are not pathogenic. For the few that are, the development of vaccines to prevent subsequent illness is considered one of the major factors in the current high level of health in developed countries.

September 20, 2013 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's Next For Proposed Quail Brush Power Plant?

I don't understand why this plant needs to be built here. Why not in Kearney Mesa or another industrial area? People seem to think that Open Space is a canvas for their development imagination. But it's not " vacant land", it's open space. A lot of us value it for that.

July 19, 2012 at 7:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fire Prevention Realities Change, Following Huge Wild Fires

The advice in this news story is right on. It's consistent with what other studies have found - focusing solely on plants is not going to solve the problem when poor siting and poor management of house ignition sources are present.

We need a heads up on the amount of money being spent on "brush management" whereas almost none goes to addressing problems of siting and house ignition. Got a vented attic? Better get some screens on it before the Santa Ana's start.

October 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Environmental Report Card Given To Mayor And San Diego City Council

Actually Mr. DeMaio, if you bother to take a look at the report, you'll find that the evaluation was done by Strategic Community Consulting at UCSD.

March 10, 2010 at 9:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Navy Expansion Proposed Along Silver Strand

Allison, it was interesting that Mitch really seemed to rattle you and you cut him off in mid-sentence. He was making the point that people in San Diego don't get effective resolution to decisions that affect their quality of their life. I would like to suggest that one reason this is true is that the media in San Diego show a lot of disrespect for people who are trying to preserve or increase the quality of their communities.
And I would like to say to JW: the birds don't have lobbyists. The people who are speaking up for the birds are people. There are a large number of these people who believe that preserving the bounty of the earth is at least as important as military training. If we can't preserve our national resources from the detrimental effects of our own actions, why do we bother having a military?

March 7, 2010 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dangerous Fire Season Under Way in Los Angeles

Thanks Alison St. John for pointing out that wildfire in southern California is a natural phenomenon. Just like tornadoes in the midwest and hurricanes in the south Atlantic. Homeowners need a lot more education about how to make their homes safer from wildfires. I hope that KPBS can run a story on that some day. Simple things like making sure that attic vents are screened to prevent ember intrusion is very important.

September 10, 2009 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are We Prepared for the Next Wildfire?

It's incorrect to state that that everyone needs "100 yards" of defensible space. The requirements in the City of San Diego and much of the county is 100 FEET. This is very important because it can be hard to properly maintain defensible space, and people need to put their energy where it will do the most good.

Also, I noticed that there was no mention about what homeowners must do to the HOUSES to make them fire-safe. Defensible space is just one part of the solution - many of the houses in Rancho Bernardo burned because of ember intrusion, not vegetation burning nearby. Why no comment on this? Embers can come from miles away.

September 10, 2009 at 6:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )