|~~Village Pizzeria got a cool new outdoor heater!~~|
Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire
and live with it. The reason? Because he alone
has learned to put it out.
Speaking of fire, for those locals who have been living under the same rock that I have (Hello, Neighbor!), and only recently heard of this, The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)'s Wintertime Residential Wood-Burning Curtailment Program began on November 1st. During a no-burn alert, wood or manufactured logs cannot be burned, due to the health hazards from fine particulate matter. Gas logs are still okay, and the AQMD has a program to help residents convert their wood fireplaces to a clean-burning gas log set. There are expected to be 15-20 of these alerts between November 1st and the end of February. Interestingly, campfires, beach bonfires, and ceremonial burnings are exempt. To hear of the no-burn alerts as they happen, you can sign up here, on the AQMD's website.