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  • Let Iraq and Syria burn [Letter]

    Let Iraq and Syria burn [Letter]
    Your editorial on the situation in Iraq left many hard questions unanswered ("Hard choices in Iraq," June 16). Here is a suggestion: I was once a volunteer fireman who fought forest fires. After each fire was extinguished we were told that new growth...
  • Montrose SAR joins search for missing Arcadia firefighter in Los Padres National Forest

    Montrose SAR joins search for missing Arcadia firefighter in Los Padres National Forest
    Four rescuers from Montrose Search and Rescue team have joined the search in Los Padres National Forest for a missing firefighter and his dog, sheriff's officials confirmed on Thursday. Local experts are joining others from the U.S. Immigration and...
  • Mailbag: Learn the truth about housing for the homeless

      Everything I know from my 40 years as a Laguna resident and as a Friendship Shelter board member for more than 15 years was confirmed Sunday night by an episode of "60 Minutes." Anderson Cooper's piece shows dozens of communities in this country...
  • Read On: A less expensive branding campaign

    Read On: A less expensive branding campaign
    Let’s go back for a moment to November 2011. The city of Glendale had just announced a new marketing/branding campaign designed to spruce up the city’s bland ’n boring image for good. It had committed $1 million to this task and...
  • A network of biking trails winds through Lake County

    Letter to Editor This is in response to “Improved bike routes coming to Chicago suburbs” (News, May 25).  We appreciated this article bringing attention to the connection of trails and bike routes across the region. However, it failed to...
  • Piece of Mind: Mountain living was in the school's nature

    A half century ago, when the Angeles National Forest still seemed relatively undisturbed and somewhat quaint to the towns folk below, a ceremony attended by 135 people was held to dedicate the new buildings comprising Chilao Mountain School. Way up there...
  • Planting the seeds of doubt about what tree to plant in the front yard

    I wish I had been able to join the students from the GreenMount School in Remington and Independence School in Hampden on Arbor Day as they planted 40 small trees along Stony Run. Besides being fun, initiatives like this one by the Baltimore City Forestry...
  • Will County cracks down on forest preserve encroachment

    Will County cracks down on forest preserve encroachment
    If the forest preserve land abutting your yard has become home for your old boat, storage for firewood or the perfect spot for your compost pile, you might soon be getting a letter from the Will County Forest Preserve District. The forest preserve...
  • Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews

    Santa Ana winds, hot weather prompt fire agencies to beef up crews
    Fire agencies in Southern California are beefing up crews and pre-positioning equipment in wilderness areas because of Santa Ana winds and hot weather expected to last for several days. The dry northeast winds, along with dangerously low relative...
  • Welcome to the era of climate-changed fire seasons

    With triple-digit temperatures expected in parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, it seems like an appropriate time to welcome you all to the new climate-warmed fire season. Well, everybody except Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who doesn&...
  • Making the Rim fire damage worse

    Making the Rim fire damage worse
    The Stanislaus National Forest was a thickly forested wonderland of streams, wildlife and campgrounds until last summer's Rim fire — started by a hunter's illegal campfire — scorched more than 250,000 acres of it and the adjacent Yosemite...